If there is one, single prevailing myth about getting your bachelor’s degree, it is that “everyone has earned one.” Not so. Not by a long shot. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says that some 60 percent of American workers have not earned their undergraduate degree. While a bachelor’s degree […]

Lots of things seem like a good idea at the time. Remember tribal tattoos, acid-washed jeans and scrunchies? Unlike fashion trends that come and go, a college degree will last a career lifetime—especially when you major in something with lots of flexibility and opportunity like accounting. Far from mere number crunching, an accounting and finance […]

For many, many IT professionals, the road to an IT career is more often than not paved with motherboards, memory cards and hard drives. Why, there’s nary a self-professed techno-geek around that hasn’t cut his teeth on tearing down and rebuilding a computer, or troubleshooting the laptop of a friend, family member (or even foe). […]

  “Expert.” It’s a word that means possessing a certain specialty of knowledge. Yet the word “expert” is so overused in our culture that, often, most of us don’t pay much attention to it anymore. The truth is, pretty much anyone can claim to be an expert these days. And that’s okay in some areas […]

Cyber security (or cybersecurity). Information security. Information technology security. Information systems security. Computer security. Whatever you call it, this is one of the most attractive, lucrative, rewarding (and dare we say, sexy?) “it” careers. That’s because the topic of, the business for, and the jobs in cyber security are white-hot right now. You’ve probably noticed it’s […]

Imagine this scenario … You’re sitting in front of the big boss or you’re parked right in front of the desk of a prospective employer. They lean over and say to you, “So, instead of telling us about yourself, your experience and why you’re the best person for the job to help move our organization […]

Just in case you have fallen for the common misconception that a Harvard master of business administration or MBA is the be-all and end-all of MBAs, let us stop you right there and set the record straight: In a lot of ways it is not. Oh, that’s not to say that Harvard doesn’t deserve its […]

So it’s been said: You have been online much too long when you say “LOL” instead of actually laughing out loud. Funny (and perhaps true) in your everyday life. For most of us, though, the pluses of being online far outweigh the minuses. Depending on your learning style and personal preferences, being electronically and virtually […]

Doing good? Affecting a system? Furthering a cause? That’s public service, one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers around. And for someone like you who’s considering pushing even further into it by getting your master of public administration (MPA) degree, the opportunities are equally satisfying. Here are just a few of them: Administrative Officer […]

Instructional. The adjective of instruction. Defined as “an indication of how to do something; the act of teaching.” Design. A verb, either transitive or intransitive, depending on usage. Defined as “conceiving, creating and executing according to plan.” Together, “instructional” and “design” create one of today’s fastest-growing “it” careers. In fact, CNN Money/PayScale.com ranked the job […]