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What StackTrack can do for you

The StackTrack™ certificate option at University of Phoenix can help you gain marketable job skills earlier in your degree program by allowing you to take career-related, core courses — and earn certificates for your efforts — well before completing the rest of your general education requirements and receiving your diploma, according to Hinrich Eylers, PhD, executive dean of ...

5 student services that can help you succeed

University of Phoenix students are diverse, with a wide range of academic, professional and personal needs — whether they’re military veterans transitioning to civilian life, working moms or dads juggling family responsibilities and school, or employees training for a new career after working for years in another industry....

University of Phoenix named Military-Friendly School for fifth consecutive year

University of Phoenix continues to be a top education destination for military students: It was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2014 list of Military-Friendly Schools for the fifth consecutive year, and earned the same honor for the sixth straight year from Military Advanced Education magazine.

Finding inspiration on “Roadtrip Nation”

Olivia Zanfardino, a student in the business management program at University of Phoenix, quit her job, put her studies on hold and packed her bags last summer to take part in the PBS reality TV show “Roadtrip Nation.” For seven weeks, she traveled the country, interviewing everyone from an accountant who started a cold-pressed juice bar to an Internet entrepreneur ...

Grants help fund faculty research and innovation

Research funding isn’t just for the ivory tower. Thanks to the Office of Scholarship Support (OSS), all University of Phoenix faculty members, online or at a campus, are eligible to apply for grants to support their own research and innovation.

5 benefits of joining student organizations

Getting good grades may be among your top educational goals, but there’s more to college than just earning A’s.

“There is overwhelming support and research that validates the importance and value of activities outside the classroom,” says Hal Morgan, MBA, ...

New center to offer career coaching services

University of Phoenix students and alumni in need of academic or career support soon will be able to visit the state-of-the-art Phoenix Career and Coaching Center.

“At University of Phoenix, we’re interested in not just providing a solid ...

Phoenix Forward's most-read stories of 2013

With 2013 winding down, we reviewed our clicks, checked them twice and found out which articles appealed the most to our readers during the past year. Topping the list, not surprisingly, was a story on the ever-popular topic of whether you should listen to music while studying.

University scholarship program aims to cut tuition

Looking for ways to save on college tuition? So are many of the schools you may be considering, says Bill Berry, who holds a Doctor of Management degree and serves as dean of the School of Business for University of Phoenix.

“Public, private and for-profit universities are trying to adapt to our ...

Lucky Socks may knock your (other) socks off

When University of Phoenix students and alumni pull on their Lucky Socks, they’re sharing something meaningful. Like wearing a club emblem or pin, donning the bright red socks bearing the University’s rising phoenix logo is a way for more than 1 million students, alumni and staff to show solidarity.

How the new online classroom can help you

University of Phoenix is upgrading its online classroom for the first time in more than a decade.

The “New Classroom” incorporates elements of social media and reflects the contemporary online experience students are used to elsewhere on the web, ...

New hub offers career tools for military students

Transitioning from a military occupation to a civilian career is tough.

“What a lot of civilians don’t realize is when you’re in the military, much of your day is mapped out for you,” explains Igor Khayet, director of the Phoenix Career Services™ team. “But in the civilian world, you’re in charge — ...

Student puts life on hold for “Roadtrip Nation”

When Olivia Zanfardino was selected this year from a pool of 2,300 applicants to appear in the next season of “Roadtrip Nation” on PBS, she knew she had the opportunity of a lifetime. So she quit her manufacturing job, put her studies in the business management program at University of Phoenix on hold and packed her bags....

Math labs help students nail challenging topics

If the idea of graphing an equation makes your head spin, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. The University of Phoenix Center for Mathematics Excellence (CME) offers live math labs — online group academic support for students struggling with specific concepts.

How University of Phoenix helps military students

Whether in wartime or peacetime, the heavy demands and regimented structure of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces mean military students have different needs than traditional students, according to Mike Bibbee, vice president of internal operations for the University of Phoenix Military Division.

Advice for students going back to school

If you’re a new student who’s wondering how you’re going to balance daily and weekly requirements for your degree program with everything else you have to do, you’re not alone.

“The biggest issue most new students have is making the adjustment to the ...

In these classes, students don’t get in trouble if they write on the desks, walls and windows

When you think of a typical college class, you likely picture a setting in which students focus on an instructor at the front of the room and have little opportunity to engage with the material they’re supposed to learn. At University of Phoenix, however, Classrooms Without Boundaries (CWOB) offer an interactive alternative....

Hiring Our Heroes partnership puts vets to work

Hiring Our Heroes is a national program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that helps veterans and military spouses find civilian jobs through a variety of resources, including job fairs. University of Phoenix is the organization’s education partner.

5 great Phoenix day trips

Your family and friends have come to Phoenix for your commencement, and they want to be wowed by the beauty of Arizona. No problem — the Copper State has so many great towns to visit and sights to see, your day trip may turn into a long weekend.

8 ways loved ones can prep for your graduation

Do you have friends and family members who have agreed to see you cross the stage during University of Phoenix National Commencement on June 7th or 8th? Here’s a list of things your loved ones should do before and during their trip to Phoenix:

What to do after you graduate from college

Once you’ve crossed the stage, accepted your diploma and turned in your cap and gown, don’t just sit there smiling — it’s time to make all your hard work count.

You’ll want to do everything possible to put your degree to work for you, ...

7 graduation tips to make your day memorable

It’s your moment. After so many homework assignments, late-night study sessions and personal sacrifices, the time has finally arrived for all your efforts to be acknowledged at graduation. So you’ll want to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch.

Classroom simulations train K–12 teachers

To help prepare tomorrow’s educators for what they’ll face in the trenches, some University of Phoenix College of Education students get to practice their teaching and management skills in mock K–12 classrooms. The classrooms are up and running at the University’s Indianapolis and Salt Lake City campuses, and another is in development....

5 things to do in Phoenix during graduation

The University’s National Commencement is June 7–8 in Phoenix and, while the spotlight is on your academic accomplishment, you can turn your visit into a vacation by setting aside time to see the sights. So whether you’re coming to the Valley for the first time — or the 10th — here are five things to do that can help make your visit more memorable:...

Start Strong Event features jobs for military

If you’re about to get out of the military or already have finished serving your country and need a civilian job, you’re in luck: University of Phoenix is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes — a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation — to sponsor the Start Strong Event at 11 campuses in April and May. The goal: To help active-duty servicemembers, veterans and ...