What to Expect in Criminal Justice Programs

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What to Expect in Criminal Justice Programs

Criminal justice students can earn a wide variety of degrees, such as diplomas and certificates, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and master degrees. Majors that fall under the scope of criminal justice include criminal justice, criminology, corrections, and legal studies. Most criminal justice students, regardless of their degree level, will take a broad suite of core major classes that cover the … Read More

Teaching Career Specialties

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Teaching Career Specialties

Teaching career specialties include traditional subject instruction, counseling, and educational administration. Counseling School counselors work with students as advocates as well as to foster their personal, social, academic, and career development by establishing realistic goals. Counselors help students choose colleges or technical schools, as well as assist with applications, exams, and career planning. College counselors may assist students with major … Read More

Start College Off Like College

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Nothing makes you question the validity of your hard-earned high school diploma like collegiate remedial courses. Although the thought is a total bummer in and of itself, the reality is far more depressing: 1/3 of college freshmen are enrolled in remedial classes. When enrolling in college credit classes, 43% of students at community colleges and 29% at public four-year institutions … Read More

Popular Certificate Programs

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Certificate programs are an increasingly popular way to gain career skills and make yourself more marketable — for a lot less money and time. Unlike regular associate or bachelor degree programs, certificate programs generally focus on just one specialization, but credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an associate’s degree — check with the specific school … Read More

Paying for a College Education: Planning & Saving

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As the cost of higher education increases with each passing year, it becomes more and more difficult for families and individuals to have enough funding on hand to afford a college education. Paying for a higher education can seem like an insurmountable task. But with proper planning, meticulously selected savings and investment plans, and access to information regarding financial aid, … Read More

Opt to Co-op: Cooperative Education

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Are you looking to get more out of your education? Do you want real world experience to help build your career? Cooperative education, or co-op, can give both your education and your career a boost. How Co-op Works Co-op is an education program that combines your studies with paid work experience in a field related to your major or career … Read More

Not the Usual Desk Job

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After graduating from the University of Iowa, Andy Sternberg decided that he wasn’t ready to have a conventional nine-to-five job. Instead he looked for alternatives that would support him financially while allowing him to work in a creative environment. He currently works as a TESL (Teach English as a Second Language) instructor in Spain. "I’ve selected jobs outside of the … Read More

Nontraditional Students: Find the Right College

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Maybe you’re planning to go to school at night while you work a full-time job. Or maybe you’re scheduling class time around daycare for your preschooler. Or perhaps you’re going back to school after a stint in the military. If any one of these describes you, you’re part of one of the fastest-growing groups on college campuses. Nontraditional students include … Read More

Land a Great Internship

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It’s one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common – and wise – solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time. Easy enough. But how do you get one? … Read More

Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

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Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

You don’t expect to have homework until after you enroll in school. But if you’re looking to learn a new trade and boost your standard of living you’ve got an important assignment to tackle before you step foot in class. There are many vocational and technical schools that train new chefs, automotive technicians, medical assistants, hair stylists, interior designers, electronics … Read More