Choosing a 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cats vs. dogs. Pepperoni vs. sausage. Admit it. You have a favorite. A favorite cola, favorite pet, favorite pizza topping. It’s okay. Everyone does. We can’t help it. We live in a comparison nation that loves to take sides. But when it comes to the non-profit vs. for-profit college or university debate, which side are […]

What’s popular among students and equally in demand by employers? A business administration degree. So say the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and U.S. News & World Report. NCES reports that increases in the number of degrees conferred is expected to continue through academic year 2021-22. A recent […]

What do biomedical engineering, event planning and bicycle repair have in common? They’re among the fastest growing occupations, so says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its report, “Occupational Employment Projections to 2020.” Good to know, since keeping up with what’s hot in the future can help you decide what to major in now. […]

This piece presents a high-level view of which college degrees correlate to higher (and lower) paying jobs. If you like it, please feel free to comment!

When you’re a kid, someone invariably asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” From firefighter to president, from teacher to trash truck driver, and from lawyer to rock star, we’re all somehow able to answer the question. At such a young age, we don’t know much of anything about work, life […]