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Paul Reiners Chaska, MN | Age 55 My edX story started back in 1979. It was my senior year of high school. I took the ACT and scored 36 in Math and 35 Composite. However, for complicated reasons, I underperformed at school and didn’t apply to any good colleges, much less any excellent colleges. I’ve always regretted the fact that I did not go to...

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When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business? As a strong potential candidate, it’s your job to help them reach the right conclusion. It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online...

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Paul Hundal, a 59-year-old lawyer from Vancouver, reached out to us recently to share his achievement of earning 100 edX certificates and how taking edX courses helped him not only develop professionally as a lawyer, but also fulfilled his desire for lifelong learning. I have always been a lifelong learner and an information junkie. As the internet developed, it was a great source of information....

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Glassdoor.com recently published a list of the highest paying jobs in America for 2016 based on salary data that people with these jobs shared in the past year. While doctors and lawyers topped the list, it is interesting to note, and not all that surprising, that the majority of careers in the top 25 were in information technology. With the exponential growth of the Internet...

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“So many executives bragged about how little sleep they need, wearing their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. Now, it’s changing.” – Arianna Huffington  In order to be a successful learner, it is important to live a healthy life. Often, we associate healthiness with exercising daily or dieting. But, we may be overlooking one of the most important elements of health: sleep. Regardless of whether...

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All season long we will be sharing summer learning tips and news. To follow along on Twitter, join us with #summerofedX! Making plans to relax and recharge this summer? Why not recharge your resume, too! While the world seems to slow down during the summer months, many hiring initiatives kick off in September. With this timing in mind, we area encouraging you to make 2016...

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We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with 20th Century Fox to offer our learners a chance to win an exclusive X-Men experience as part of the edX X-Men: Apocalypse sweepstakes. One lucky learner will be awarded the Grand Prize, which includes a trip for two to New York City for an experience with Hollywood special effects artists to transform you into...

Read More about Knowledge is My Superpower: edX and X-Men Join Forces

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Analytics skills say a lot about a person. In particular, they say a lot of things that are very attractive to an employer no matter what job position you hold. When you demonstrate an ability to analyze data and make informed recommendations, you quickly become an indispensable part of the team. You become the go-to person for helping making sense of the mountains of customer...

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EdX Members Top the QS World University Rankings. This week QS released its QS World University Rankings® 16 by Subject. EdX founding universities MIT and Harvard University top the list with number one spots in more than twelve subjects. The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas, and many of edX’s partner universities are featured...

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