returning to college

Already have a master’s, and thinking about taking your education further? Unsure of what that actually means and what your next options may be? The pinnacle of educational attainment is the doctoral degree. But…what exactly is a doctoral degree, what can you get your doctorate in, and what is involved in the process? Consider this […]

If you’re considering going back to school, switching to a new postgrad program, or transferring from a community college to a 4-year university for a bachelor’s degree, transfer credit can be a huge time (and money) saver. But it’s often an opportunity that many fail to seize. The Transfer Credit Dilemma Far too many students […]

“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 […]

“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. […]

Deciding to go back to college is a big decision. And now that you’ve made the decision and feel good about it, along come a slew of other, equally weighty decisions: Which degree should I get? Should I finish my degree online? How can I position myself for success? How do I pay for college […]

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 […]

Wondering how to get back into college? 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 […]

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, […]