Some 356 adult learners responded with tales of how they conquered their fears, beat the odds, and went back to school while juggling careers, family responsibilities, and more. Our judges awarded the adult learner with the best story, Victor Belarmino from Virginia, the grand prize.
But we thought there were many more stories worth sharing as sources of great advice, inspiration, and motivation in your own educational journey. That's why we've created an e-book that includes 30 of the most inspirational stories and advice from adult learners around the country who entered the contest. You can read "The Adult Learner Survival Guide" now for free!
"The Adult Learner Survival Guide" is written by adult learners, for adult learners. Inside, 30 real students are talking straight about their challenges, aspirations, worries, hopes, and dreams, and how they went about achieving their higher education goals. Their stories are packed with guidance and support that will help you succeed in your lifelong learning journey.
As we included in our press release announcing the e-book (which you can read for more details), we know that going back to school can be challenging. And we wanted to share some advice from those who've come before you so you don't have to struggle with the same obstacles.
When you take a closer look at the stories, we think you'll also gain interesting insight into who is today's college student. It's not just 18 to 22-year-olds. It's moms, dads, military personal, working professionals, and retirees. It's online learners and on-campus learners. It's traditional and adult learners of all kinds.
So read the e-book now, sit back, and enjoy. Feel free to share "The Adult Learner Survival Guide" link with your friends, family, and social networks, too.