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Entries for month: June 2013

The Top 5 Accredited Degrees With the Best Earning Potential

June 28, 2013 ·

Entering a college or university can be a bewildering experience. There are a thousand choices to be made: which courses to take, which clubs and teams to join, who to spend time with, what jobs and internships to apply for.

 

But perhaps the biggest decision is your major. There are so many paths a student can take: you could follow any of your interests, but student loans and debt tend to discourage many students from pursuing an intriguing area in favor of a course of study that supposedly leads to a well-paying job.

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The Top 5 Accredited Business Programs to Break Into Banking

June 25, 2013 ·

Banking can be a challenging and lucrative career path … and it all starts with the right undergraduate program. Choosing a business school can seem overwhelming, especially for the vast majority of students who can’t get into Harvard.

 

However, there are options beyond Ivy League walls that can offer students just as solid a chance of making it big in the world of banking.

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5 Ways to Identify a High-Quality Accredited Accounting Program

June 22, 2013 ·

Once you decide to become an accountant, you’re faced with one of the biggest challenges of your life: which program would best for you? The answer will set the stage for your entire career, and many college freshmen have to make up their minds at only 18 years old.

 

That’s a lot of pressure, but there are a few key traits that the best programs have in common, which makes them fairly easy to identify.

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The 5 Best Resources for Students Who Desire Success in Finance

June 19, 2013 ·

Students that choose finance for their career path are taking on a challenge. From getting that MBA to scoring a competitive internship, you’ll learn early on that competition is fierce and the playing field constantly evolving. Fortunately, there are a few great resources that can give students in finance an edge.

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Health Informatics to Administration: 7 Popular Health Degrees

June 16, 2013 ·

As students enter colleges and universities, they encounter a whirlwind of decisions. The most important of these isn’t who they’ll hang out with or which sport they’ll play, but what they will choose as their major.

 

There are lot of aspects to consider when choosing a major: will the school’s courses prepare graduates for real-world experiences on the job, are there available jobs in that field, how much is the average salary, and most of all is it something they’re passionate about? Many find that the health industry can give them everything they’re looking for and more.

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More Business Schools Offering More Specialized Degrees

June 13, 2013 ·

There was a time when an MBA was pretty much an MBA. Students might have specialized in a few niches, such as international finance or nonprofit management, but that was about it.

 

However, with business constantly evolving, and recent advances in international commerce, MBA programs have had to keep up. Students now have a broader range of options at their fingertips. They’re no longer stuck with a few options for their advanced (and expensive) degree.

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A Beginner's Guide to College Accreditation

June 10, 2013 ·

Where to go to college is a huge decision: it can be one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Students shell out big bucks and most incur a substantial amount of debt, based on the hope of getting a better-paying job later down the road.

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5 Home Office Tips for Online Students

June 07, 2013 ·

Many characteristics go into becoming a good student. Persistence and drive, asking questions, curiosity, a good work ethic, and staying organized are all just as important as being capable of understanding the material.

 

All these qualities work together to generate good grades and make a successful, well-rounded student. If one or more are missing, even students with the best intentions are likely to struggle and fall behind.

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5 Business Degree Programs That Produce Employed Graduates

June 04, 2013 ·

Although every college student dreams of graduation crossing the stage, selling back all the books, and no longer having to sit through lectures we also experience fear and tension as the day comes closer. After graduation, we have to get a job … and these days, that’s not a simple feat.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing Your University

June 01, 2013 ·

Applying to college is a hectic process. You’re usually busy trying to finish up your senior year of high school, swamped with senior projects and finals … and then you have fill out college apps, take SAT and ACT tests, file FAFSA applications, visit campuses, and make that one big choice.

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