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 [...]
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 how to get ready to go back. [...]
Self-confidence. It’s the stuff that helps people banish negativity and feel pretty good about their life and abilities. Self-confident people are thought to be better at trying new things, rebounding from disappointment, and overcoming obstacles. They’re also more successful at handling stress, relating to others and achieving their goals. Self-confidence, or how you see yourself, [...]
When you’re thinking of investing time, energy, resources and money—not to mention hopes, dreams and aspirations—into something like an online college education, it’s natural to want to be sure it makes the grade. And with online degree programs being a fairly recent education option, it’s wise to brush up on the subject before making your [...]
If you’re thinking of getting your degree and you want to do it online, there’s literally never been a better time. Nationally, there’s been explosive growth in the availability and diversity of online degree programs, as evidenced by the 6.1 million people who took online classes in 2010 alone. Like in-the-classroom programs, however, the colleges [...]
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.
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 [...]
Wanted: Number cruncher looking for stable, boring cubicle job. Proficiency with calculator and pocket protector a must. Sense of humor not required. That was then. This is now … Energetic problem-solver needed to consult on business strategies and financial operations. Must be an excellent communicator, critical thinker and technologically savvy. Career Prospects While always a [...]