If there’s one thing we tell kids it’s this: stay in school. We celebrate their educational milestones with graduation parties at every turn, including kindergarten and 8th grade. We applaud loudly and beam proudly when they earn their high school diploma or pass the GED. (Remember Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who made front-page news when […]
Parents have been navigating the daycare dilemma for as long as there have been kids and families. Short of staying home with the kids all day and quitting your job, what’s a parent to do when juggling work, kids and classes? Until recently, options for finding quality yet affordable childcare was somewhat limited for adult […]
Skipping class is hardly an option if you’re an adult returning to college. Chances are, you (or your employer) are paying your tuition, so you’ll want to make every class count. Even if that’s not the case, it’s quite likely that you’re extremely motivated to finish your degree so you can change or advance your […]
According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, changing careers ranks among the top 20 most stressful life events; even higher if you’ve lost a job or been through a business readjustment. There is something you can do, however, to change careers successfully, smoothly and with confidence: finish your college degree. While the U.S. Department […]
Adult learner, adult student, re-entry student or non-traditional student. Whatever the name, the outcome’s the same: You’re returning to college as an adult. Here’s how to make your comeback a success. Vary your classes. Choose classes that require different demands on your time. Balancing an intense subject with something easier and more enjoyable will reduce […]
So you’re going back to college as an adult? Good for you! Today’s competitive, global economy should inspire more of us to post-secondary educational achievement. Fortunately in the U.S., returning to college is for anyone, not just a select few. As an adult returning to college, this is a tremendous opportunity for you to: Develop […]
Wondering how to get back into college? A checklist is a handy and helpful tool. It helps us remember what not to forget. It helps us prepare for what we have planned. It helps us achieve where we’d like to succeed. If you’re going back to college after dropping out, this checklist will show you […]
Not finishing your college degree can cost you some serious money over the long run. This graphic represents average differences in income over a lifetime between individuals with a high school diplomas, a bachelor’s degree, or a graduate degree.