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Why Waiting to Go to College May Be the Best Choice You Ever Made

Dropping out of college and not finishing a degree the first time around might be a source of shame for some people. But recent research indicates that those people probably just weren’t ready for college when they enrolled. Each year, a selection of U.S. high school students take the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). …

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7 Time- and Money-Saving Apps Every College Student Needs

Getting your degree is expensive, not to mention time-intensive. If you’re an online and/or nontraditional student, stockpiling ramen noodles and pulling all-nighters probably isn’t your style. Instead, we’ve found better ways to help you budget your time and money. Check out these simple apps that you can download today. The best part: they’re all FREE. 1. You Need a Budget Free …

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Becoming a Forensic Artist After 40—Proof it’s Never Too Late to Go to College

Have you considered going back to school but think you’re too old for it? Perhaps you don’t know what you’d major in, or worry that you’ve forgotten how to be a student. Forensic artist, Sharon Long, once had similar reservations. But she wound up discovering and pursuing her calling at the age of 40. StoryCorps interviewed Sharon about …

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Ask an Employer: The Value of an Advanced Social Work Education

Is it always worth it to get an advanced education? How do employers in specific fields view the value of a degree? In our “Ask an Employer” series, we ask leaders and hiring managers from a wide variety of industries about how they view the relationship between education and employment. For this installment, we interviewed …

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Work vs. School: Students Increasingly Choose Both

More than 70% of college students (about 14 million) maintain a job as well as a full class schedule. A study from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that the number of college students in the workforce is steadily increasing, with 76% of graduate students working more than 30 hours a week, and a …

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Ask an Employer: The Value of Education in Information Technology

As the cost of education continues to rise, it is important to factor in just how valuable a degree is in a particular field. What value do hiring managers and employers place on education? In this installment of our Ask an Employer series, we interviewed Jonathan Hodges, Chief Architect of Adaptive Learning and Analytics at …

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Two Ways to Get Back on Track with Your Studies

It’s a common problem: You have goals and plan how to achieve them. But when it comes time to implement your plan, somehow things go wrong. What happened? Bad habits, interruptions, competing priorities, or any number of other obstacles can derail the best-laid plans. Luckily, recent psychological research has revealed insights that can be helpful …

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