Category Archives: Higher Education

I Have a Degree… But Didn’t Learn Sh*t in College

More and more, we hear a variation of the statement in this headline from recent graduates.

Not that higher education isn’t doing a decent job of teaching traditional subjects in their traditional way – they’re probably doing a no better or worse job than they did 20 or 30 years ago.

Which is the root-cause problem…   

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3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Without a College Degree

Business is a passion for me. Most kids at 18 years old are just entering college, but I was busy starting my first real company.

At the time, I just couldn’t imagine taking two more years of required courses before digging into what I really loved. So I skipped college and sought out mentors to show me the way instead.

Here are three of the best pieces of advice I got along the way to help ensure I’d be a successful entrepreneur:   

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Create More Career Options: Earn an Online Certificate

Certificate programs are gaining attention from educators, students and employers as a way to get college experience and academic credit without completing a full degree program. This shorter duration enables employees to speed up their skill development and career advancement.

These higher education alternatives, shorter in duration than most degrees, are offered by both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions, and often include online learning options.

Chances are you can find an online learning option to meet your needs and interests.    

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Continuing Education: Key to Successful Career Change

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It’s a trend we’ve seen since the recession started: young professionals, and even established career professionals have decided to do a complete career 360.

Continuing education is the way to get the skills and experience needed to successfully make a career transition. If you’ve been toying with idea of a career change, going back to school can be a great place to start. Here are a few reasons why:   

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17 Hooey Writing Rules to Unlearn After Graduation

We have some good news for English class haters: some of the rules your teachers drilled into your brain are absolute hooey in the real world.

Who really says “an historic”? And personally, we love starting sentences with “but,” “and,” and “or.” Read on as we explore these and 15 other school writing rules that really don’t have a place in modern writing.

English teachers, you have our apologies.   

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Go Back to College… Or Get To Work?

Since the big crash in 2008, many workers have decided to go back to school to earn an advanced degree hoping that investing in their education now, will result in a bigger job and more money later.

Great idea in theory, but as far as actual payoff goes, many find that the “going back to school” response doesn’t pay off the returns they expected.   

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