back to college

Two years. Four years. Six years. Seventeen years. Ask how long it takes to earn a college degree and you’ll get as many different answers as people. That’s because how long it takes depends on a whole bunch of things; like timing, course offerings, work schedules, full- or part-time attendance—even you and your study habits. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

High unemployment rates. A saturated workforce environment. The demise of lifetime job security. Enough of the gloom, doom and despair, already. In spite of the challenges of the last few years, plenty of people are succeeding at finding a job and surviving the current job market. Many, in fact, are thriving. You can, too. Here […]