From College Graduate to Corner Office?

College Graduate to Corner Office? Not so fast…   We all know that bright, full of potential recent college graduate that just worked like a dog to finish their BA, composed an impressive resume, interviewed like a champ and finally landed the job of their dreams…Receptionist.  A four year degree to answer phones and file…

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New Study Highlights The Value of Your Degree

 The Value of Your Degree According to research released this year by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington D.C. the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree are substantial. Last year graduates in America with four-year degrees earned an average of over 90% more per hour than their less educated counterparts(*1). What is especially interesting is…

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Why a College Degree is still Vital to Your Career

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a report titled “Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs,” in January 2014. In the report they stated that nearly 6% of recent college graduates are unemployed while almost 44% were underemployed. With states like that it is no wonder people would question the value of a…

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Courageous Learning Documentary and Higher Education

Courageous Learning Documentary Sheds Light on Role of Higher Education in a Changed Economy With the economic downturn many adults went back to school to start or finish their degrees.  The Courageous Learning Documentary discusses the response of the education system to a changing student population by highlighting the triumphs and struggles of three adult…

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What to Major in College to Maximize Your Earning Potential

Are students choosing a major in college based on desired career or potential earnings?  Deciding on a major in college is one of the most important decisions of your life. Careful consideration of key factors in the decision-making process include finding something you enjoy studying and doing, personality traits, future labor market trends, and your future earning potential….

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Kids of College Graduates Eating Healthier?

Do kids of College Graduates really eat healthier?  Add another benefit to the growing list of reasons to obtain a college degree. If you have a college degree your kids will eat healthier? A study by the University of British Columbia concluded that children of adults with a college degree, or have completed some post-secondary…

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Back to College after Years in the Workforce

There are many factors that lead to the decision to go back to college after spending time in the workforce. Most notably, changes in the labor market. Once you have made the decision to further your education, important questions and priorities remain outside of, “Should I go to college now that I have been in…

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Choosing A College Major Based On Your Personality

Is choosing a college major using personality type an accurate assessment? Many high school graduates and adults returning to college struggle when deciding which major to pursue in college, aka, the ‘undecided’. Choosing what to major in college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The pressure to make the decision…

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Widening Income Gap Holding Back US Recovery Can Be Fixed by More College Graduates.

During the years of 2010-2013, according to a report issued by the Federal Reserve, the median income level of Americans fell for all but the most affluent in the nation. The income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose 2 percent while income for the bottom 60 percent had the biggest decrease.  Is there…

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Does the Cost of a College Education Payoff Longterm?

There are multiple studies concluding the economic benefit of achieving a college education. Some of the recent research can be found here. While the economic benefit seems to be undisputed, questions remain about whether, if you factor in the opportunity cost of income not gained while attending college and the repayment of the student loan…

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