Archive for College Degrees

5 Tips for Conducting an Informational Interview

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments

If you are a high school senior who is excited to be starting college this summer or a nontraditional student who will be earning your degree online in the fall, you may have heard the chatter about the importance of internships. You may not, however, have heard of informational interviews.  Informational interviews[i] are exactly as […]

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5 Tips for Earning a Graduate Degree in Education

May 24, 2013 No Comments

If you enjoy working with children, have logged numerous hours babysitting, and are thinking about an advanced, graduate degree program in education, you might be on the right track. What should you know about choosing a master’s or PhD degree path in education?  Here are some pointers . . . .  Additional coursework. If you […]

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The Most Employable College Majors

May 13, 2013 No Comments

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, between 2010-2020, the U.S. is projected to add 20.5 million new jobs. This employment number reflects an overall growth of 14.3%! This is good news if you are a high school senior or a nontraditional student who will be attending college.  How about a major that is […]

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7 Things to Consider Before Grad School

May 06, 2013 No Comments

According to the National Center for Education and Statistics (NCES), 756,000 master’s degrees and 174,700 doctoral degrees are anticipated to be granted between 2012-2013.[i] That’s a lot of graduate degrees! What do you need to consider before filling out grad school applications?  Here are some suggestions: GPA in your major. If you’re considering grad school, […]

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What You Shouldn’t Consider When Choosing a College

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

Okay—so there seems to be a general consensus that college age students are known to change their minds—frequently. You probably have heard of the stat that suggests around 80% of college students change their major at least once. Yep—well, in an effort to help dispel some of the swaying back and forth, these are some […]

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5 Tips for Online College Class Success

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

More and more college students are turning to online education. According to Course Hero, the number of students who chose distance learning classes between 1998 and 2008 increased by 150%. Now that’s a large percentage of students!  What about you? If you have made the decision to earn your degree online or you will be […]

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6 Advantages of an Online College Education

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Distance learning AKA online education is a great way for college students to earn a degree. There are many bonuses to taking your education online. For nontraditional students who are parents and have to juggle family and careers, in addition to earning degrees, online education is a great alternative to physical campuses.  According to the […]

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Finding the Perfect College Major and Minor

Mar 13, 2013 No Comments

According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor and Statistics):  “Between 2002 and 2012, more than 14 million job openings are projected to be filled by workers who have a bachelor’s or graduate degree and who are entering an occupation for the first time.”  That’s a lot of jobs—and degree choices. While some of you who […]

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Austen Addicts—Let’s Celebrate

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice  With the recent celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and […]

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Grad School Choices for Liberal Arts Graduates

Jul 16, 2012 No Comments

Have you grown tired of hearing snarky remarks about your liberal arts degree? Maybe you’ve had enough of the snickering when you mention you were an English degree major. Of course, if you were to say to the same people that you have a communications or journalism degree, they might look at you a little differently.

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