- November 27, 2013 by William Frierson
If you are looking for the best values in higher education at private colleges for 2014, check out the top 20 schools according to Kiplinger in the following post. Continue Reading
- September 19, 2013 by William Frierson
High school students who plan on going to college can get a head start by attending college fairs. These events are opportunities for prospective students to get information on various schools and speak with college recruiters. The following post has tips on what to do before, during, and after a college fair.
Enter: the college fair! A college recruiter and students at PUSD College and Career Fair, 2012. College fairs are a great way to see what’s out there and interact with recruiters from different schools. There are different kinds of…
- September 18, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
As the nation’s roughly 2 million college freshmen take the first steps on their career paths, the employment experts at global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., offered some advice on which areas could offer the most fertile employment landscape over the next decade.
“Many freshmen have no idea what career path they want to pursue, relying on a mix of courses in the first year to help point them in the right direction. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it is a good idea to at least be armed with information about where job growth is expected to remain strong in order to make the best decisions about one’s course selections going forward,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Continue Reading
- September 17, 2013 by William Frierson
As you consider what college to attend, there are some things a college recruiter may not tell you. Learn six of them in the following post.
Today’s college-going students and the people who advise them know even less about college and careers than in my era, and college recruiters who visit schools aren’t unbiased about where they want you to go to college.
- September 09, 2013 by William Frierson
When it comes time to evaluate which colleges to accept entrance to, if you are looking at Ivy League schools, here are some other colleges that might make the grade and be a better choice. Some things to consider and factor into your decision making process when you are evaluating colleges to attend are tuition pricing, employment rates, and probably most importantly, freshmen to graduation ratios. Having a strong support system at a school that increases graduation rates is worth more than any label or reputation of any school. Even though this is not a proven list or study, it is just some schools to take into consideration for the traits mentioned above. Continue Reading
- August 29, 2013 by William Frierson
For millions of Americans, heading off to college represents a rite of passage and a grand adventure. College towns are vital, exciting places full of smart people and big ideas.
Some publications, like University Business, have speculated that the meteoric rise of online degree programs eventually could bring an end to the college town as we know it. But for now, the American college town remains a central hub of learning where the school reigns as a driver of economic activity and cultural pursuits.
If you want to see where the populations of college towns are exploding with students and non-students alike, you need to follow the sun: Warm, sunny areas in the South and West dominate our list of America’s Fastest-Growing College Towns, mirroring a shift in overall population trends. Continue Reading
- August 28, 2013 by William Frierson
If you’re planning to pursue your master’s or doctorate degree in the United States, choosing the right school can be an overwhelming task. You may be looking at school rankings, tuition and location as you narrow down your list, and although those factors are important, you may need to dig a little deeper to find your ideal school.
Following are some tips that may help you find the right graduate program. Continue Reading
- July 19, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
More than a third (35 percent) of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research. Which jobs are the hardest to fill and in need of workers now? Which professions are experiencing strong job growth and present good opportunities for the unemployed, underemployed and workers looking to make a career change?
“Although the recession created an abundant pool of readily-available, unemployed talent that still exists today, employers are struggling to find new employees for technology-related occupations, sales, healthcare and a variety of other areas,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Two in five employers (41 percent) reported that they continuously recruit throughout the year, so that they have candidates in their pipeline in case a position opens up down the road. The skills gap that exists for high-growth, specialized occupations will become even more pronounced in the years to come, prompting the need to place a greater emphasis on reskilling workers through formal education and on-the-job training.” Continue Reading
- July 01, 2013 by William Frierson
Is the engineering department reputable enough to stand out on a resume? Could the starting quarterback lead the football team to a BCS bowl berth? Will my parents write me out of the will if I refuse to attend their alma mater? Those are just a small sampling of the hundreds of factors that prospective students might take into account when deciding where to attend college. Continue Reading
- June 24, 2013 by William Frierson
In theory, you can choose a school, apply and get accepted without ever talking to a single soul from that school. In reality, that may not be a great idea. Taking that approach limits your options, could lower your chances of getting into your school of choice, and could keep you from discovering a great school you may not even come across in your Internet research.
This is where college fairs come in. Continue Reading