Choosing a Degree

  Of all the MBA programs, in all the towns, in all the world, which one is right for you? Well, in the immortal words of renowned actor Humphrey Bogart, the right MBA program should be “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Huh?! That’s right. Your future MBA program is a lot like a beautiful […]

Can the process of choosing a college degree program be likened to following a recipe in the kitchen? Well, consider a simple recipe: a list of ingredients + assembly instructions = finished dish. If it were that simple, however, everyone would be a great cook. And, as you know from your last potluck (or, ahem, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]