Value of Education

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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Does School Ranking Equal Quality?

One would assume that universities with the highest rankings are the best, right? Not necessarily, says Alexander McCormick, director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). He argues there’s no guarantee that going to one of the top-ranked universities means that you will get a high-quality education. By creating a survey that discusses college students’ true learning behaviors while at …

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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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Ask an Employer: Crafting a Career in Data Management

As the cost of college continues to rise, people often wonder if an advanced education is really necessary to get ahead in their particular field. To help gauge this, we ask hiring managers and organizational leaders across industries to tell us what qualities and experience—educational or otherwise—they look for when hiring new employees. In this …

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Benefits of Going Back to School More Than Just Clichés

If you’re researching going back to school, you’ve likely heard the benefits of advancing your education ad nauseam: get a better job, earn more money, gain new knowledge and skills, etc… You’ve probably heard them all so much that they’ve become clichés. But before you dismiss them as hackneyed sales pitches from universities, let me …

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Ask an Employer: Assistant Principal Values Highly Educated Educators

As the cost of education continues to rise, it is important to factor in just how valuable an advanced degree can be in a particular field. Universities and colleges always tout the benefits of earning a degree, but what about hiring managers and employers? What is their take on the importance of education? And how …

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Ask an Employer: Business Coach Values Dedication to Learning

How valuable is an education to employers? What weight does education carry when you’re looking to advance your career, apply for jobs, or assessing professional goals? How do hiring managers and businesses really view the value of education? Opinions of employers about the value of education differ across various fields and various types of organizations. …

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