Medical Assisting Career – Dream Comes True for MCI Graduate

Blog-Impossible Dreams Come TrueWhen she was just a little girl, Emma Mullet used to dream of becoming a nurse. Of course, it was just that, a dream. She was Amish and that meant no more than eight years of education and then it was time to be trained to become a mother and housewife.

She married in 1995 and had eight children over the next eleven years. In 2007, her life became complicated. Her husband became very ill and could not work. She decided it was time to take control of her life. The family moved to South Carolina and Emma started working on her GED. [Read more...]

ECPI University Online Graduate Begins the Journey Home

Online Grad Begins Journey HOmeWhen he returned from his last deployment, Brett Schroder knew it was time to come home for good. His little girl did not recognize him. After eight years in the Air Force, he had gained many skills working with advanced radar systems. Yet, he knew he still needed additional education to augment that experience.

With the demands on his time, he knew attending college online was his best option. “I began researching schools, and was disappointed at first,” says Brett. “I really wanted to be in a professional atmosphere that offered a lot of interaction with the teacher and other students. Luckily, I found ECPI University.” [Read more...]

10 Best Study Habits of Successful Students

10 Best Study Habits of Successful Students | ECPI UniversityThere’s no one secret strategy for becoming a successful student. In fact, the most successful students have had plenty of practice with study strategies, managing deadlines, and note taking, so they have fine-tuned the study habits and practices that work best for them. While every student has a different study style, there are a few basics strategies that can help you become a more successful student.

Every successful student has his or her fair share of stumbling blocks. Don’t get frustrated when things don’t go according to plan every time. Find a system that works for you and make adjustments as you go along. As long as you’re committed to your academic success, you’ll succeeded.

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ECPI University Named “Best for Vets” 4 Straight Years

ECPI University Named “Best for Vets” 4 Straight YearsFor the fourth year in a row, ECPI University has been named “Best for Vets” by the Military Times. Ranked number two nationwide among online and nontraditional schools, ECPI University has been rated among the top three since 2012.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 is an editorially independent news project that assesses the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans, service members, and their families. Each of the participating colleges and universities is required to methodically document all of its services, incentives, performance metrics, and accommodations that combine to create a campus culture that is conducive to veteran success. [Read more...]

Military Spotlight: Electronics Engineering Technology Grad Becomes Overnight Success…30 Years in the Making

Military Spotlight EET When Darryl Stocks arrived for this first class at ECPI University, he was a man on a mission. A retired Petty Officer First Class, he was focused on one thing: get in and get out. But it wasn’t quite that simple. He had tried college many years ago, first in the early 80s. Throughout his naval career he took some classes at different points but never finished his degree.

In August of last year, he enrolled at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus to earn his Associate of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. “I was like ‘wow, back in college again,” says Darryl. “I was little unsure at first. There were certain classes like English that always seemed to give me trouble but I started going to the Writing Assistance Center and it made all the difference. I have to give a lot of credit to Mrs. Tracy Jewett. She was so helpful and proactive. I started making A’s. I had never made A’s in English before!” [Read more...]