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Posted March 13, 2015 by

8 Reasons Why Graduate School Is Worth the Effort

Someone wearing red sneakers heading towards his master's degree

Someone wearing red sneakers heading towards his master’s degree. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most students cease their college careers after obtaining bachelor’s degrees. However, there is also the possibility of continuing your education into grad school. The rewards can be numerous and long lasting. Below are 8 reasons why you may want to consider acquiring an advanced degree. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Do Entrepreneurs Learn How to Run a Business in College?

If you are going to college to learn about entrepreneurship, you may be wondering if school can teach you how to become a successful business owner.  The following post includes an infographic that can give you a better idea of whether or not this is the case. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

Why You Should Celebrate Your Mom Going Back to School

Smiling mother with school belongings carrying her daughter

Smiling mother with school belongings carrying her daughter. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If your mother wants to go back to school, she is part of a nationwide trend. Many mothers are returning to the classroom after their children are grown. The National Center for Education Statistics found that women over the age of 40 make up nearly 11 percent of the undergraduate student body at colleges and universities throughout the United States. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2013 by

Average Starting Salary for Grads With Bachelor’s Degrees Rises 2.4 Percent

There is good news for 2013 college graduates with bachelor’s degrees concerning starting salaries for their entry level jobs.

The overall average starting salary for Class of 2013 college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has increased 2.4 percent over last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s September 2013 Salary Survey found that the average starting salary for Class of 2013 college graduates stands at $45,327, up from the average salary of $44,259 for Class of 2012 graduates. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2013 by

Mechanical engineering is a sizzling degree for college grads

Mechnical technician operating machine

Mechanical technician operating machine. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

May brings more than Memorial Day and Mother’s Day. It is also when a whole slew of college graduates throw their caps in the air and then cross their fingers in the hopes they can find a job.

While competition for jobs may be stiff — the National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov, 2012) says more than 1.7 million bachelor’s degrees were conferred in 2010-2011 alone — there is one group of students that could have little problem landing a position right out of school. Those students are engineering majors, and within the field, mechanical engineering grads are some of the most coveted. (more…)