Sales Not For You? Don’t Be So Sure

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Sales. To many a recent college grad, it’s the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I’ve been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I … Read More

PLUS Loans for Grad Students

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Graduate and professional students can borrow money for school through the PLUS Loan Program. Qualifying students who are enrolled at least half-time can take out a loan for up to the cost of attendance, minus the amount of other forms of financial aid. You must file a FAFSA and accept all Stafford Loans you are offered before applying for the … Read More

The Impact of the Information Economy

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How have the technological innovations of the last several years changed your business? Have they? Aside from clearly manufactured goods, the U.S. economy, along with other advanced economies, has seen a dramatic — some might even say radical — shift toward a networked information economy that is turning the usual ideas of market production topsy-turvy. And recent turmoil in the … Read More

CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

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The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is a test that grants college credit to students based on knowledge learned through professional experience, independent study, adult courses or advanced high school courses. The CLEP is recognized by about 2,900 colleges and universities, and is administered by the College Board. The CLEP is comprised of 33 different tests in a variety of subjects, … Read More

A Second Degree for Your Tech Career?

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Think you want another degree? Join the club. Many techies decide to pursue graduate degrees as a way to advance their careers, hone an area of expertise or switch specialties. Years ago, graduate program choices were limited, with many students choosing between an MBA and a master’s degree in computer science, depending on whether they wanted to seek a management … Read More

Go Global: International Internships

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How would you like to be an intern in the British parliament? Or teach English in Japan? With an international internship, you’ll show employers that you have a knowledge of international business, as well as the ability to work in another culture. Placement Programs That Send You Abroad To find an international internship, start with your school. Colleges and universities … Read More

Don’t Let Money Lead

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One MonsterTRAK member writes: "I’m just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I’m in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn’t involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words … Read More

Career Planning Step-by-Step

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After much thought and consideration, you’ve finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you’re like most people, you didn’t determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you’re probably still asking … Read More

FAFSA Checklist

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It’s time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. But before you sit down to complete the form, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You’ll need: Your Social Security card and driver’s license, and/or alien registration card if you are not a US citizen. Your income … Read More

Is Online for Real?

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Many prospective students have concerns about getting an online degree. They wonder if it will hurt their career aspirations or ability to build on their education goals. In other words, they want to know if an online degree is for real. Fear not, online programs are real, and they are offered by many big-name, well-known schools. Most online degrees are … Read More