Will A Degree Lead To A Great Career?

There are no guarantees that any degree, no matter how rigorous or encouraging the job outlook, will lead to a great career that satisfies both on a personal and financial level. Take a look here for the list of jobs that don’t need a degree. Aptitude, career and interest assessments can go a long way [&hellip

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Do I Really Need a College Degree?

With the No Child Left Behind Act now holding all students accountable to standardized academic achievement criteria, high school campuses around the country have become more academically driven than ever. While the media and high school counselors readily tout U.S. Department of Labor data indicating college graduates stand to earn up to $20,000 more per [&hellip

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Options: Degree or Career First

While the focus of most high school advising centers seems to give the impression that college is an essential first step toward a rewarding career, life doesn’t always play out that way. According to the latest census data, only 27 percent of Americans over age 25 hold bachelor’s degrees or higher. Despite these statistics, the [&hellip

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What Type of Degree is Best For You?

It’s no secret that a college degree can give you a tremendous advantage in today’s job market. Not only will it give you a leg up on non-degree holding job seekers, in some cases doubling your odds of being hired, but also statistics indicate new hires with college degrees stand to earn up to $20,000 [&hellip

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What’s the Point of a Minor?

Many students spend so much time and energy deciding on a major that they often overlook a related and often equally component of their degree plan: What minor, if any, is worth the trouble. The answer probably depends on your field and employer. One thing is certain however: Choosing the right minor almost always will [&hellip

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What Can I Do With This Major?

If you’re asking yourself this question, you may have missed a step or two in the career-assessment process. Or, as is sometimes the case, you started a degree and, two semesters short of graduation you had a rude awakening: “Why did I pick this major?” Not being the type to leave a job undone, you [&hellip

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Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses for School Success

“You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” This sage advice couldn’t be more applicable than when considering one’s strengths and weaknesses in school.  Know your strengths and weakness through our various experiences, successes and difficulties We all have a general idea of some of our more prominent strengths and weakness [&hellip

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Know The Job Prospects for Your Degree

Before committing to an undergraduate degree, do some research to make sure it is one that will best serve your overall career goals. While individual strengths, interests and aptitudes should ultimately guide your course of study, it is well worth your while to investigate not only the future job outlook for your specific chosen career [&hellip

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Is it Worth it to Double Major?

By and large students eventually choose a major that meets their skills and interests and will guide them toward a specific career. But what if you want to do more? Depending on your college of choice, you may have the option to double major, or study the essential qualifying topics of two majors while pursuing [&hellip

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Consider Your Personality Before Committing to a Major

American universities are struggling with a perplexing dilemma that would have confounded higher education activists 50 years ago. Today the question is not how to recruit a diverse and inquisitive student body, but rather, how to get rid of them. Four year degrees have turned into 6 and even 10 year odyssies for confused parents [&hellip

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