Benefits of Higher Education

Level Up! Explore the Benefits of Higher Education

We’ve all been told that education improves lives; but how, specifically, does it do that? Can the value of education actually be quantified? The infographic below illustrates data we found about the impact advanced education makes across different areas of life—from career to lifestyle. Learn more about the many ways education can benefit your life …

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Reboot Your Career with a Graduate Degree

As an undergraduate at the turn of the millennium, I subscribed to a sentiment shared by many friends, faculty advisors, and fellow students: “Pursue your passions and let them guide your career. Happiness will follow.” I’d enjoyed writing for my high school newspaper, so when I entered college I decided to study journalism. Four years later, I …

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The Power of Influence in Opening Up Education Options

Last month, just a few weeks short of his 99th birthday, my grandfather died. Affectionately called Gramps by our family, he was a long-time positive force not only in our family, but also in his community. A 70-year resident of Fort Collins, Colorado, Gramps made his career in music, acting as a professor and chairman …

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We Can’t All Be Jay-Z: Why Stars Shouldn’t Outshine the Value of Education

Recently, the son of a friend posed the following question: If he earned a million dollars by the time he graduated high school, could he skip college? Fair question, assuming the million dollars are in his pocket. He’d likely be running a business—in his case an app development company—as well as overseeing employees and thinking …

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The Growing Importance of Education in the Job Market

According to Bill Gates, earning a college degree is becoming more and more important in the job market. In a recent interview with The Daily Texan, he offered some compelling statistics: “Today, 97 million U.S. jobs require high-level skills. Yet only 45 million Americans currently qualify for these positions. By the year 2018, 63 percent …

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Interview with Odell on the importance of education

Do Employers Value Education? Perspective from Odell Brewing Company

Easy Street Wheat. 90 Schilling Ale. 5 Barrel Pale Ale. Cutthroat Porter.  Are you picturing an ice-cold, frosted pint glass bubbling over with a hoppy brew? If so, you are probably lucky enough to live in one of the 10 states Odell Brewing Company distributes to. As part of our new series on unveiling the …

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