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Posted June 11, 2015 by

Creative Ways to Study Businesses on the Internet for Your Graduate Degree

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Deborah Anderson

One of the advantages that I have found, in my own pursuit of my doctorate degree, is the convenience of working while attending school and the synergistic way that the two compliment each other. Oh, it is true that that presents challenges in time management, with working full time and attending university full time, but isn’t life full of challenges? It is through those challenges that we grow. If we are analyzing our steps (even to a small degree) while we proceed through life, we can find more efficient ways of doing things and increase our chances of success.

I have had the advantage of already climbing to the top and functioning as a Chief Technology Officer in the financial industry. Believe me, that offers many opportunities to not only observe business but living in the center of it. Going back to the reference of the synergy between working and attending a university, the graduate work that I was doing also benefitted the business. And, the business work (career) benefitted the graduate work. (more…)

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 March 13, 2015 by

6 Reasons to Consider a Career in Special Education

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Special education word cloud on green background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Diagnoses of students with special needs are on the rise. Teachers are needed who are prepared to help students with autism, anxiety disorder, and other related conditions that the regular teacher may not be able to handle. A degree in special education is a meaningful choice for a life-long career for the following six reasons. (more…)

Posted December 22, 2014 by

5 Reasons Why Graduate School is Worth the Effort

Young graduates standing in front of university building on graduation day

Young graduates standing in front of university building on graduation day. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree is almost a necessity in today’s technology-filled world. But, is just earning a bachelor’s degree sufficient? Some say no and feel a master’s degree is necessary while others feel graduate school is a waste of time and money. Here are five reasons why graduate school may just be worth the effort. (more…)

Posted November 22, 2013 by

What Career and Degree Should You Choose?

With so many career opportunities available to choose from, it might be hard to decide on one if you don’t exactly know what your passion is.  In the following infographic, explore some potential career paths and some top graduate degrees. (more…)

Posted September 12, 2013 by

How to Start Your Business While Paying Off Student Loan Debt

As an aspiring entrepreneur, you might be wondering how to start your business while paying off debt from student loans.  It may seem impossible, but the following post has some tips that may put you on the right track.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal discussed the almost insurmountable problems new entrepreneurs may face when they graduate with a crushing burden of student loans. GTE Financial has advice to help avoid or minimize some of these problems. (more…)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Interested in a New Entry Level Job and Career? 4 Questions to Answer Before Going Back to School

There is nothing wrong with going back to school, if it’s what you really want to do.  If you do desire landing a new entry level job and pursuing a different career, the following post has four questions for you to answer to determine if a return to school is worth it.

Here are three truths: One, it’s still a miserable economy, and the competition for sought-after jobs has risen to bloodsport levels of cruelty. Two, when we’re 18, most of us have a pretty lousy sense of self-knowledge and limited wisdom about what careers actually entail and how to build one. Three, grad school

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go Back to School to Change Careers

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Why You Should Study Abroad for Graduate School

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Group of people in Spain learning Spanish. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Going to graduate school can enrich your education and create great job prospects in the future, but not all opportunities are created equal. Within any field of study there is a lot of variance in the characteristics of each program. Applicants need to consider the cost of a program, the quality of the education, the location where you will be living and the post-graduate job opportunities that will be available to you. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Discover the Best Graduate Degree for Emerging Careers

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones of Career Thought Leaders

Are you looking for a way to qualify for “hot jobs” in a poor economy?

Instead of aiming for a graduate or professional degree which personally interests you (folklore or film, anyone?) or impresses friends and family (M.D, MBA, J.D.), let’s consider more objective criteria:

  1. New and emerging occupations
  2. Positive job market outlook
  3. Good return on investment
  4. Breadth and depth; interdisciplinary with focus
  5. Experiential (internship, co-op, or capstone component) (more…)
Posted August 28, 2012 by

How to Survive a PhD

Dr. Jason Karp

Dr. Jason Karp

With the bleak job market and lackluster economy, many young adults are staying in school to pursue graduate degrees or returning to school after a layoff.  To advance your career and get ahead in the competitive job market, the trick is to graduate as quickly as possible so you don’t waste more time than necessary out of the job market.  This is especially true for people finding themselves out of work and needing to return. How to Survive Your PhD covers many of these tricks, offering a no-nonsense approach to getting in and out of school with your PhD in hand. Here’s some tips to complete your PhD quickly and not have to spend seven years getting it:

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