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For the better part of the last decade, career colleges and for-profit institutions have come under considerable scrutiny – in the news, the political arena and the community – for unethical and fraudulent practices. Because of this, many institutions have been forced to alter their procedures and hundreds have since closed their doors.

“The reality is we did have some bad apples in our industry,” said Linda Freeman, Asher College Sacramento Campus Director. “There were large corporations that really lost sight of the people that they serve and made decisions driven on the dollar instead of the students.”

But there is some good news.

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Amanda Wilson began working in office administration when she was 15 years old. After years of experience, Amanda lost her job and found herself seeking a total career change. She began to reevaluate her life and look for a new direction. That new direction led her to Asher College. Amanda took the time to talk

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Georgia O’Neal described herself as a negative individual. She said she never smiled, she never laughed and she cried about everything. Now her dad calls her the “positive light in the family.” And at work she is known as “the ray of sunshine.” Georgia credits this change to Asher College.

“I’m a very cheerful happy person now and I used to not be this way,” said O’Neal. “Asher will change the way you speak, talk and feel about yourself and other people.”

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Renee Collins is an Asher College success story. Renee worked in customer service for more than 20 years. She worked in various fields including medical, telecommunications and the financial sector.  But she wanted to do something different and that led her to Asher College. Renee began attending Asher College in January 2014 and graduated November

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“If I can do this, anyone can do this.” Those are the words of Asher College success story Niki Saunders. Niki began attending Asher in 2014 and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Billing and Coding in September 2015. Niki had previously worked in administrative and office positions for various organizations,

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Josh Paulsen is no stranger to helping people succeed. He has spent the better part of his career working to help people achieve their goals. Since graduating from Texas A & M University, he has worked for 15 years in the education field as a campus director and as Vice President of Operations overseeing multiple

Overcoming Mental Obstacles to Success

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While there will always be tangible obstacles and constraints, such as time, money and commitments, many of the barriers we face on a daily basis are mental and emotional. Author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Negative attitudes and thoughts can play

Ramp Up Your Professional On-line Presence

Saturday, 21 November 2015 by
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Social media can be an invaluable tool when searching for a new job.  According to Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter National Survey, 94% of recruiters use, or plan to use, social media for their searches and an Aberdeen study found that 73% of 18-34 year olds found their last job through a social network.  However, if not

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Asher College Student Services Specialist Lisa Wrightsman has been named one of Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40. For the last six years, this event has celebrated the achievements of the area’s young professionals. Lisa’s work with Asher College as well as her dedication to Street Soccer USA has earned her a place amongst this

Effective Study Habits for College Students

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 by
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Studying rarely tops the list of activities students enjoy. In truth, it is one of the aspects of college life people dread. Nevertheless, studying is necessary and effective study habits are one of the most important tools of college success. Below are some important tips to help college students ensure their studying time is productive

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