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Completing Your Degree Financially Unburdened
Completing Your Degree Financially Unburdened

These days it appears to be increasingly difficult to complete a degree program financially unburdened.  With the costs of an education skyrocketing, but the need for a degree still a significant factor in obtaining a good job, many prospective students are stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Besides the typical start saving early, buy used textbooks, and live […]

Dangerous Ground Between College Professors and Students
Dangerous Ground Between College Professors and Students

By Carol Natoli A professor who ignites curiosity and encourages students to question things can create a great relationship with a class or an individual pupil. While interacting about college material, a visit to the professor’s office is generally safe ground for discussing assignments.  Sometimes friendships develop and one has to ask himself if meeting for coffee “off campus” is appropriate. […]

Reinventing Yourself By Way of a New Education
Reinventing Yourself By Way of a New Education

I still remember as a freshman heading off to college, my mother saying to me, “Just remember, no one knows who you are there.  You can be anyone you want.” And you know what?  She was right.  No one knew anything about me – what I was good at, not good at, whether I was an introvert, an extrovert, good […]

Maximizing Your Summer Break During College
Maximizing Your Summer Break During College

Summer break might be one of the most widely abused and misused advantages of being a college student.  This time off can present numerous opportunities and activities that may help a student get ahead in school, earn some much-needed money or just enjoy a much needed break. Here are a few ideas that might help you make the most of […]

Benefits of a Job Promotion
Benefits of a Job Promotion

Sometimes the perception of added work or responsibility can be a deterrent to advancement opportunities.  Often though, the correlation between promotions and harder work can be a fallacy.  In fact, many cases of promotion result in exactly the opposite result.  While there might be more experience required to advance to a higher position, the required effort once there might be […]

Changing Jobs: The Best Decision You Ever Made
Changing Jobs: The Best Decision You Ever Made

So you’re feeling unappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid.  Maybe you just don’t like your job or the people you work with.  You went to school for too long and worked too hard for your degree to be doing something you hate.  It could be time for a job change.  But how do you know for sure it’s time to cut your […]

Online Degrees: Are They Relationship Savers?
Online Degrees: Are They Relationship Savers?

Relationships come in many different types, shapes and forms.  I’m sure that almost all of us have had friends or family or at least know someone who left, and sometimes lost loved ones, as they ventured off to school in pursuit of a higher education.  Others may have known people, or they themselves had to face the leaving or jobs, […]

Motivating Others: A Key to Success at Home, at Work or at School
Motivating Others: A Key to Success at Home, at Work or at School

Whether at home, school, or work, motivating others can be a difficult task to undertake.  To some, leading, guiding, and energizing others comes naturally, however; almost everyone faces challenges at some point when it comes to motivating certain types of people or motivating in specific types of situations.  The goal however, remains relatively the same no matter what the environment […]

Keys to an Effective Job Transition
Keys to an Effective Job Transition

Changing jobs can be a truly exciting, yet extremely stressful time in anyone’s life.  Whether you are just starting out or have been working for decades, moving out of your comfort zone and into a new role or new work environment can leave you feeling scared, intimidated, overwhelmed, undeserving, and at times, as if you’ve failed to make the right […]

Can a College Degree Help Entrepreneurs in Business
Can a College Degree Help Entrepreneurs in Business

Some people tend to wonder, since entrepreneurs are often their own boss, do they really need an education?  The question is a good one, and its answer depends on a variety of factors.  What type of business or product the person decides to focus upon, the extent of their background knowledge within their specialized area, and their level of commitment […]