Helping Your Child Make Major Decisions

Posted in: General Education

Helping Your Child Make Major Decisions

College planning, for some, can start as early as the preschool years, when children begin to learn about different occupations, learn to make decisions, and start performing small household chores. Conscious college and career planning, however, generally begins when a child is in middle school or is just starting high school, and students can greatly benefit from the wisdom and … Read More

College Tips for Nontraditional Students

Posted in: Continuing Education

College Tips for Nontraditional Students

You’ve decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: Begin with classes that you feel confident about. Sure, it’s good to get requirements out of the way. But don’t feel you must tackle the … Read More

Business School Best Bet for Many

Posted in: Business

Business School Best Bet for Many

Perhaps if The Graduate were re-made today, the line would go “I want to say one word to you. Just one word…business.” Okay, maybe it would be two words — business school. Is this surprising, considering the recent economic upheaval on Wall Street? As this Wall Street Journal article reveals, more and more people are considering getting an MBA in … Read More

Experienced Workers Find Internships to Diversify Skills During a Layoff and Enhance Their Careers

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Out of gainful employment, out of job offers and running out of savings, Scott Stevens of Portland, Oregon, has turned to a familiar strategy to gain experience and keep his skills fresh: The internship. In spring 2009, Stevens, 35, took an internship on a sustainable tourism project for Travel Portland, a nonprofit destination marketing organization. In this role, he researches … Read More

True Leadership – Can It Be Taught?

Posted in: General Education

Reams of paper and hordes of digital bytes have been spent in the quest to define real leadership — especially in business. But can this “real” leadership be taught? In the top-down hierarchical structure embraced by most companies, leadership roles are often thrust on the unwilling — or granted to the too-willing. Regardless of personality type and knowledge, anyone can … Read More

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

Posted in: General Education

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