Promote yourself using these five tried and true strategies

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. […]

Considerations if you're thinking about finishing your college degree in an online format

If only … I could finish my degree. If only … I could afford to go back to school. If only … going back to college worked with my crazy schedule. If only … it was more convenient to take classes. If only … if only … if only … The “if only” game. We’ve […]

Follow these seven simple steps to excel in the classroom as an adult student.

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 […]

Is a Business Administration degree right for you? Find out!

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 reported a 27.5% uptick in bachelor’s degrees conferred during the five-year period ending 2004. A recent NACE […]

Make sure you're positioned for college success by following these steps.

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 […]

Consider this holistic approach as you decide what college degree is right for you.

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. […]

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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. […]

What College Degrees Have the Best Salaries?

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!  

Do you want to change careers? Maybe it's time to go back to school.

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 […]

Use these tips to successfully return to college as an adult.

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 […]