Foundations for Success

Go ahead—study what you want. The latest statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook show ample career opportunities for those who’ve earned an undergraduate degree. To really be in demand and garner some of the best available salaries, choose a quality university with relevant curriculum and pursue a bachelor’s degree […]

Do you stress over tests? It is certainly not uncommon. When it comes to taking tests and improving test scores, most of us go into a kind of short-term, high-anxiety mode. The secret to doing better is to turn bad stress into “eustress“ or good stress. Simply put, getting better grades on tests starts with […]

Achieving academic excellence is all in your head or so it’s been said. Forgive the Dr. Seuss-like rhyme, but the truth is, when it comes to academic success, the mind is an undeniably powerful player. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Carol S. Dweck points out that a student’s mindset originates […]

When it comes to going back to college, there exists a bit of a paradox: Even though students are in college to learn, they may not be aware of some techniques that can help them learn more effectively. Kind of a problem, especially if you want to get better grades and improve your academic results. […]

There’s something different about being in front. Think about it. Riding in the first car of a rollercoaster. Sitting front-row at your favorite concert, movie or show. Watching a fireworks display or sunset from prime position. Being in front provides a different experience. Often one that’s unobstructed, unhindered or unrestricted. Being in front can be […]

The first day of a new job is exciting. It’s kind of like the first day of the new school year: ripe with possibility, excitement and energy. You’re ready to take on new things, strut your stuff and shine. Then a few weeks, a couple of months or many years later, you realize something’s changed. […]

You’re not a kid anymore. And, truthfully, aren’t you glad? Besides the obvious perks of adulthood such as making your own decisions, being an adult affords you something special in the college classroom: autonomy. Studies show that as an adult student, you possess a greater sense of maturity along with your life experiences, making you […]

College interruptus. Definition A relatively common condition characterized by something getting in the way of finishing your college degree. Proof: According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 4 out of 6 young students at four-year institutions receive a degree within six years, while just 20% of those at two-year institutions graduate within three years. […]

When 36-year old Melissa decided to finish her college degree, she assumed it would help her in the salary department—at least a little. Turns out, “a little” was far more than Melissa imagined. In fact, earning her bachelor’s degree nearly doubled her annual earnings. “I was shocked at the salary disparity between those with just […]

If you’re an adult considering returning to college, you’re not alone. A large percentage of today’s higher learning landscape is made of adult learners who have gone back to college in order to earn or finish a degree. Maybe you started school in the past but weren’t able to finish.  Or, maybe you’re thinking about […]