Are Online Classes Right for You?

Technology in education is continuing to grow and is undeniably here to stay. Definitely not a bad thing when used well! Online education itself has grown tremendously. Whether you have a tricky work schedule, hate sitting in a lecture, live in a remote area, or have one of a number of other reasons–online classes may be your ticket to higher education. Not every option is worth your time and money, though.There are a few things to consider before you sign up with the first commercial you see.

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Why Intern?

Internships. That’s so college of you.

I’m sure you’ve heard of them, but do you really know what they are? Other than free labor? Or getting coffee for people? Or their dry cleaning?

That’s what movies make you think they are, but they’re wrong.

Well, maybe you know someone who has had that experience, but they don’t have to be that way.

For me, internships helped me to either confirm that I did like something or realize that I really didn’t like something. Continue reading

Degree Profile: Public Relations

Move across the country with an infant. Check.

Start school during the move. Check.

Be broke college students again. Check.

Life is good. Check.

Allllrighty then.

It’s been busy. I’m hoping to not be a writing failure and get something up here at least once a week. Now that we have a little better handle on our schedules it looks like I can manage that. Hopefully. Until something new happens again.

Today we’re looking into the wonderful world of Public Relations. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Attend Community College

Admit it, Community made you seriously reconsider your plans of starting off at a university so you could have as cool of a group as they did.

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Admit it, you want to be their friends.

With all of the education options, it can be hard to figure out the right route for yourself. I decided to attend community college and loved my experience there. Of course there are pros and cons to any choice, but I wanted to point out some of the big pro’s for attending a community college first. Continue reading

Types of Schools

What type of school

I recently asked some high school girls what questions they have in regards to their education and several of them said that they just didn’t know much about the different kinds of schools and which they should go to. There are a lot of options for what type of school to attend and different ways they can be categorized. It can seem pretty daunting! Here’s a basic run-down of different types of schools and what they offer. Continue reading

6 Tips for a Successful Semester

August. Aside from the sweltering heat, I’ve always liked August. I love the back-to-school aisles in every store and kids looking through backpacks to find a good one. I was always realllly excited to buy school supplies. Big surprise, right? Happily, the school year is ready to begin again and I am very excited to say that I’ll be joining everyone in classes again. Woohoo!

For the last couple years I’ve been working as an Academic Counselor and heard a lot of success stories and a lot of “no wonder you failed that class” excuses. Between what I’ve done personally and what students I’ve worked with do, I wanted to share a few things to help you have a great semester. Continue reading