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Posted September 10, 2014 by

Taking Online Courses Has Never Been Easier

Woman with graduation cap using laptop with thumbs up; online education

Woman wearing graduation cap using laptop with thumbs up; online education. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to getting an education in today’s society, the online format has made it easier than ever before. With the busy schedules most people face on a regular basis, trying to make room to go to a traditional classroom can become impossible, which makes some people turn away from coursework entirely. This is where the popularity of online courses has stemmed from, because people can do the courses as they have the time. There has also been the addition of apps that can make studying and working together in an online environment easier than ever. Here are some of the best apps available to make online courses easier and more convenient. (more…)

Posted August 01, 2014 by

Are College Students Prepared to Get Jobs in Today’s Workforce?

College students searching for jobs may be hearing that they are not as prepared for employment in today’s workforce.  So, how do some students and employers feel?   The following post includes an infographic about the skills gap with their thoughts.

As shown in this compelling infographic, Internships.com and General Assembly have new data for those graduates entering the workforce; specifically, the skills employers are demanding as they hand-pick the best of available new talent. After reviewing the data, the question must be asked: Should colleges & universities be doing more to prepare their students for today’s workforce?

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Posted June 16, 2014 by

Online Education vs Traditional Education

As online education continues to grow, will traditional education take a back seat?  I doubt it because the campus experience in college is important for some students.  However, having the option of a more flexible and convenient way getting an education does give you something to consider.  In the following infographic, online education and traditional education go head to head. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2014 by

Top tips to help you have a fulfilling career in mobile graphic designing

High angle view of artist drawing a graphic on a tablet at work

High angle view of artist drawing a graphic on a tablet at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People are slowly realizing the lucrative nature of the web and graphic design industry and therefore, there is a sudden demand for good quality, professional graphic designers to cater to the various designing needs of the people. There are excellent career opportunities in store for a graphic designer. To be successful, you need not limit yourself to working in large design studios. You can take up projects on a freelance basis as well. Graphic designing not only offers excellent compensation but also makes sure that you let your creative take the forefront and come up with interesting designs. (more…)

Posted April 08, 2014 by

How Technology Can Give Young People the Edge When Job Hunting

Different mobile devices each with a blue background

Different mobile devices each with a blue background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Applying for a job may seem like an area of our lives which will never change, but the truth is that throughout history technology has constantly changed the way we seek and apply for roles.

The Evolution of the CV

The CV has particularly been one that has changed over the last 500 years since it was first created by Leonardo Da Vinci. During the 20th century the CV became an institution of applying for a role, and in the 1970s technology allowed them to become standardised with the evolution of word processors.

Now CVs and job searching as a whole are taking on another life with further advancements in technology. Long gone are the days where you were only able to discover jobs through the local paper or through an online jobs board. (more…)

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Browse Innumerable Opportunities To Build Successful Forex Trading Career

Currency exchange

Currency exchange. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are passionate about trading currencies, and happenings in the currency market across the globe interest you, consider a career in forex. It is the ideal career which can help you to earn large profits as you enjoy your job. If you like to take risks and can take strong decisions in a short span of time, a career in forex would be the ideal choice. Forex refers to dealing with the aspects of currencies and making the best of fall and rise of their prices. If you want to excel as a forex dealer, you will have to study reports of the market, ascertain the rates of the different currencies and get the right view of the market. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

Useful Tools for Online Learners

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Online education has opened many doors to the future for people who aren’t able to pay a fortune to go to college, but want to proceed with their education and earn a degree that will enable them to work in the field of their interest.

The popularity of online learning is ever-increasing. Many college and university students complement their traditional education with online courses that aren’t offered at their school, but there are also students who decide to take the entire course load online. Whatever group you belong to, you have to find the right tools that will help you manage your time and learn more effectively. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2014 by

Looking to Major in a Field with Good Starting Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Major in Engineering

College students majoring in engineering are likely to find good paying entry level jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Want to be sure you land an awesome starting salary right out of college? Major in engineering. Of the top 10 best-paying college majors, seven are in areas of engineering, according to a report issued recently by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (Click here to tweet this thought.) Petroleum engineering is the top-paying undergraduate

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Trends in Online Education: How Technology Is Helping Nontraditional Students Succeed

Laptop with E-learning on the screen

Laptop with E-learning on the screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Student loan debt is in the trillions, the job market feels like it’s never going to properly recover and college tuition prices continue to rise. While it’s unlikely the United States will ever adopt free education options like many European countries, the surge in online learning technology is helping to mitigate some of these issues.

Campus Technology reports the amount of online classes students take has increased more than 96 percent over a five-year period. Online courses and degree programs provide significant advantages to students, particularly to nontraditional students who need to work around a schedule filled up with work and family obligations. As online courses and colleges continue to gain ground, the supporting technology improves, too. Let’s take a look at the trends: (more…)

Posted June 24, 2013 by

Going Back to School? Consider an Online Degree

Ashley Dunlap

Ashley Dunlap

If you are considering going back to school, you should definitely take into consideration the benefits of earning a degree online. For those of you with children, as well as those of you who are already working professionals, online courses could be a smooth transition for you and fit in your lifestyle.

There are benefits on both sides of the table, but an online degree for returning students can outweigh traditional, on-campus education in certain circumstances. Continue reading for my top 4 list of benefits of an online degree. (more…)