Choosing a Degree

Choosing your college degree with an easy-to-follow recipe
You know what college degree you want. Now it's time to take action.

The fictional character Yoda of Star Wars fame spoke what some believe to be one of the most important pieces of advice of all time: “Do or do not. There is no try.” You have embraced Yoda. You have decided to “do”—you are going back to college and you are finishing your degree. Congratulations on […]

College degrees with the highest future demand and salaries

A search of the key phrase “internet careers” nets almost 1 billion results. And yet there was a time when such a thing did not exist. Thirty years ago, adult learners and college students had absolutely no clue there would be a technology revolution like we’ve had. And certainly no one anticipated a career that […]

Choose a college degree with help from an academic advisor

First century author Publilius Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” Although you probably seek the counsel of friends and family about the trivial things in life, such as, “What’s a good restaurant for an anniversary dinner?” or “Where’s the cheapest vacation spot for families?” if you’re like most people, you […]

Choose a college degree with help from a SWOT analysis

Before computers, smart phones, and Google ruled our everyday world, one of the best ways to make a decision was to take a sheet of paper, draw a dividing line and label one side “Pros” and the other side “Cons.” Then you’d brainstorm as many pros and cons surrounding your decision (whatever it was), adding […]

Why university accreditation matters when choosing a college degree

Would you hide your money under a mattress and expect it to earn interest? Of course not. But that’s exactly what getting your degree from an unaccredited college or university is like: It may seem like a good idea, but it yields no return on your investment. The truth is, accreditation matters very much. Before […]

Choosing a college degree? Know your strengths and weaknesses.

Not sure what to study now that you’ve decided to go back to college? You’re not alone. If you’re like most adult learners, you’re heading back to school to advance or change your career. (Good for you, by the way.) So, of course, you want to succeed in the classroom. Before you do, you have […]

Is a public relations degree right for me?

Public relations careers are a lot like Charles Dickens: wildly popular and replete with memorable characters. And public relations work is interesting, to say the least. When it comes to PR, people tend to have expectations about what it’s like: plenty of variety, a fast-paced environment, access to special events, a few perks and freebies, […]

Choosing a college or a college degree - which comes first?

Deciding to go back to college is a big decision. And now that you’ve made the decision and feel good about it, along come a slew of other, equally weighty decisions: Which degree should I get? Should I finish my degree online? How can I position myself for success? How do I pay for college […]

Find out if a Business Forensics Degree is right for you.

Going back to school is an easy decision if you’re looking to change careers. Figuring out what to get your degree in? Well, that requires a little more self-exploration. Here are 5 ways to know if a business forensics degree program may be right for you. You’re a self-proclaimed math geek. If you’re the type […]