September 14th webinar will provide tips and resources to help military spouses successfully juggle work, family and education
BUFFALO, NY (September 07, 2011) – Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it will be hosting a free webinar for military spouses interested in learning tips and tools related to balancing work and family responsibilities while earning a degree.
The webinar, “Your Back to School Battleplan: How to Ace Your Classes and Fight Off Stress,” will take place on Wednesday, September 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT and will be led by Rebecca Keolanui and Allison Perkins. Rebecca Keolanui is a licensed marriage therapist and military and family life consultant at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, HI. Allison Perkins is a military spouse and Editor of SaluteToSpouses.com, an education and career resource website for military spouses.
“Military spouses already shoulder much of the burden of caring for the home and family during lengthy deployments. Add to that the hours many spouses spend working outside the home and the stress of schoolwork can be a tipping point in the family’s already delicate balance, “ said Keolanui. “However, with the right information, resources and support, military spouses can successfully juggle family, work and their education.”
Topics that will be discussed during the webinar include:
- Tackling the right course load – how to determine the number of classes you can take each semester without sacrificing straight A’s or harmony at home or work.
- The importance of organization when taking on a new responsibility, such as going back to school.
- The importance of self care and taking time to make sure you are physically, emotionally and spiritually sound.
- How to recognize the signs of stress.
“The push/pull between work, family and school is ever present for many adults, but it can be especially profound for military spouses,” said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “This webinar addresses some of the unique issues military spouses may face when returning to school and offers strategies and support to help them be successful.”
The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and military spouses interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/.
Bryant & Stratton College is proud to support the military and their families. In addition to the upcoming webinar for military spouses, the College offers a variety of other resources. Bryant & Stratton College Online created SalutetoSpouses.com, an education and career resource website for military spouses and an accompanying scholarship program that offers $6,000 toward a Bryant & Stratton College Online degree to eligible spouses of active military personnel. For enrolled students, Bryant & Stratton College Online formed a student veterans group to make success in the classroom and workplace more attainable.
Additionally, last fall, Bryant & Stratton College Online was named a 2011 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine and as a member of the Service members Opportunities College (SOC) consortium*, Bryant & Stratton College is also an approved institution for the training of U.S. veterans and their family in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bryant & Stratton College is proud to be CLEP, DANTES, ECE and other SOC Colleges approved.
For more information about Bryant & Stratton College Online and its online degree programs, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu.
*The Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach campus is also a SOCNAV and SOCAD consortium member.
About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.