adult learner success

Getting a doctorate could be one of your biggest life achievements—provided you can make it to the finish line. Drop out rates vary by discipline, but as many as 50 percent of students don’t complete their doctorate. In order to succeed, you must understand what’s at stake—and what’s expected of you—then develop a plan that […]

How old are you? 40? 45? 50? 54? Somewhere in between? It’s taken you two, three or more decades to become as successful in your career as you have. And while you probably didn’t think too much about where you’d be 20 or 30 years from when you started your career, well, here you are. […]

“Better” is a relative word. That’s because “better” for you may not be “better” for someone else. Perhaps the, um, better rationale is as a comparative. So, comparatively speaking, in order to determine when a professional doctorate is better than a Ph.D. we need to look some of their differences. Think of the comparison between […]

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, […]

“I have nothing to wear,” says the wife. “I have nothing to wear,” says the husband. Both say the same thing, but is what they say really what they mean? Her translation: “There’s nothing in my closet I want to wear.” His translation: “It’s time to do laundry.” While perhaps an exaggeration of a stereotype, […]

Unemployment stinks. Oh, sure, it’s fun for a little while. Staying up late into the wee hours. Channel surfing infomercials. Playing video games. Reading the latest bestseller. But day after day, week after week or month after month of lackluster job opportunities, unproductive interviews and dwindling bank accounts? Not so fun. It’s time for change. […]

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 […]

Cats vs. dogs. Pepperoni vs. sausage. Admit it. You have a favorite. A favorite cola, favorite pet, favorite pizza topping. It’s okay. Everyone does. We can’t help it. We live in a comparison nation that loves to take sides. But when it comes to the non-profit vs. for-profit college or university debate, which side are […]

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. […]