May 20th, 2013
Do You Have Time For Grad School?
Learn What To Expect Before You Go
Graduate study is incredibly difficult, time consuming and stressful. For instance, ask a dozen graduate students to tell you how many hours they work a week. This will single-handedly blow your mind. Graduate students are estimated to work an average of fifty to a hundred hours a week. This leaves little time to sleep, exercise, eat and have an ordinary life. In fact, many grad students consider this form of education akin to boot camp.You Continue reading this entry »
March 22nd, 2013
The planning that you’ll do for graduate school will in many ways depend upon the program itself and your life situation. A 22-year-old entering an intense doctoral program in astrophysics will need to make different preparations from someone in their 40s with a full-time job and family who is taking mostly online classes. However, the tips below apply to nearly everyone.
First, do your research about the program and its instructors. What are the major specialties of the professors? How do they dovetail with your own interests? Try to make a Continue reading this entry »
June 17th, 2012
With the state of the economy, college graduates may have a task at finding a job. The top five career fields that are projected to have faster than normal job growth are in the areas of computer technology, medical, education, business, and law.
We have moved into a technological stratosphere. There is and will continue to be a need for computer technologists. Positions that could be considered in this field are IT Administrators, Web Design, Networking, and Software developers.Never heard of this before? Get Continue reading this entry »
September 12th, 2011
In a few more weeks, the lazy hazy days of summer will come to an end. Once again the roar of the school bus and the toll of the school bell will call our children to those hallowed halls of academia expecting them to take on the task of learning for another year.
Some students are ready, but many have already forgotten all that their teachers tried so hard to teach last year. This generation seems to be plagued by the distraction of academic failure. Many public schools recognize that the Continue reading this entry »
August 29th, 2011
Study time is important for children of all ages. To make the most of your child’s study time, it is important to minimize distractions. This means turning off the television, cell phone or iPod while working on homework. If your child must use the computer, ensure they avoid social networking sites. Make sure your child is given the proper set up to be successful. A desk and comfortable chair are necessary to keep your child relaxed and Continue reading this entry »
August 15th, 2011
A big part of learning is learning how to study. It seems like an easy task but often takes a number years, and hard work. People learn in various ways, so no one studying style fits all students. However, there are some general and universal study habits that have shown to help a large majority of kids in all levels of education. Before even starting to study, you must know what type of environment allows you to focus best. For example, some absorb information best by being in quiet places, others in busier areas.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . Knowing Continue reading this entry »
July 9th, 2011
If you’re a MENSA member you know what it means to think hard. Whether or not you use your talents there’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting for your skills and knowledge. Here are a few of the ways you can put your intelligence to good use and give back to your community.
Help city planners – Even with little experience, you’ll be welcomed into any busy city planning office. Come up with some novel ideas for transportation or crime solutions in your area and present them to Continue reading this entry »
April 30th, 2011
It only makes sense that people are trying to find out what careers are currently growing and emerging from a changing marketplace. Emerging careers give people job security, good pay, and the flexibility to take good jobs in different locations. Some of these emerging careers may surprise you, but here are a few of the fastest growing jobs currently available.
With so much internet business taking place, it only makes sense that computer software engineers and Continue reading this entry »
April 16th, 2011
There are many careers in the world today. Careers in technology are great careers to focus on. Going to college to become a computer programmer, data entry and even teaching computers are careers that will be in high demand for the future.
There are always buildings to be built, amusement parks, and bridges. All require engineers to design them. Engineering is such a broad field and a great career to focus on.
Science is the wave of the future, many Continue reading this entry »
January 30th, 2011
If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the advancements in technology to the point that a college degree can be obtained virtually without ever having to get out of your pajamas, you might want to make sure you understand the importance of accreditation before you pay tuition to a school that has not been awarded a standard of quality as measured and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Why should you have to worry about this, you ask? Simply stated, knowing that a school has been awarded accreditation by an agency such as the Department of Education means that the degree program(s) being offered are more likely to be recognized as viable and valid by future and prospective employers. Additionally, should you ever want to have courses transferred from one institution to another as you pursue additional or ongoing degrees, the likelihood of one institution accepting another’s coursework is much more likely when Continue reading this entry »