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Can the process of choosing a college degree program be likened to following a recipe in the kitchen? Well, consider a simple recipe: a list of ingredients + assembly instructions = finished dish. If it were that simple, however, everyone would be a great cook. And, as you know from your last potluck (or, ahem, […]
The fictional character Yoda of Star Wars fame spoke what some believe to be one of the most important pieces of advice of all time: “Do or do not. There is no try.” You have embraced Yoda. You have decided to “do”—you are going back to college and you are finishing your degree. Congratulations on […]
First century author Publilius Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” Although you probably seek the counsel of friends and family about the trivial things in life, such as, “What’s a good restaurant for an anniversary dinner?” or “Where’s the cheapest vacation spot for families?” if you’re like most people, you […]
Before computers, smart phones, and Google ruled our everyday world, one of the best ways to make a decision was to take a sheet of paper, draw a dividing line and label one side “Pros” and the other side “Cons.” Then you’d brainstorm as many pros and cons surrounding your decision (whatever it was), adding […]
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” That’s what Aristotle said, and what rings true more often than not—especially when it comes to something like a college degree. It’s no small task to earn a college degree. So if you’re going after yours, it means that you want something. And what you […]
Ever hear the phrase, “Heard it straight from the horse’s mouth”? Of course that just means getting information directly from the source. There’s no better way to inform your college degree decision than by talking to people who know—enrolled students and graduates. Think of talking to current students and alumni as conducting what’s known in […]
Would you hide your money under a mattress and expect it to earn interest? Of course not. But that’s exactly what getting your degree from an unaccredited college or university is like: It may seem like a good idea, but it yields no return on your investment. The truth is, accreditation matters very much. Before […]