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Governors State Helps You Stay Connected to Your Purpose

Governors State University (GSU) School of Extended Learning (SXL) enjoys partnerships with faculty and online training/technology providers who have offered much-needed stability at this time, not only for its operations, but also for students.

Continuing education not only helps remote workers and learners combat boredom (although online hobby and skills trainings are perfect for this); it keeps them connected to their purpose. By taking actionable short-term steps, long-term goals become possible. 

Here are 4 things you can do today to make your personal mission a reality:

1. Study for Graduate School entrance exams! The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says "The more you learn, the more you earn." On average, employees with a master's degree earn almost 20% more weekly than those with a bachelor's degree*."

Will you be one of them? Now is the perfect time to prepare to take the GRE if you have been considering pursuing advanced education. Acquire strategies in math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. The course will be delivered online via Go-To-Meeting, starting April 18, 2020.  Register here.

 2.  See if you qualify for grant funding to train for a new career. SXL works with the Will County Workforce Board to get  educational programs approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and honors grant vouchers. For more information, visit   

 3.  Learn a new skill to upgrade your resume! Choose from courses in BusinessTeacher Professional DevelopmentLanguage skills, Writing, and more.

4. Read inspiring stories of students and professionals who have used continuing education to pivot towards their purpose in the new magazine, Transitions. 

Considering recent events, the power of connection cannot be disputed. Continuing education plays a vital role in minimizing feelings of stagnation and maintaining focus on ways to achieve your purpose. When the life returns to normal, you will have progress to show for it.