How to Write a College Application Essay

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Once you’ve made the decision to begin your college education or to return to college to finish your education, you will find there are a lot of obstacles you’ll need to navigate to make it happen. One of the first and, for some, most intimidating is the personal essay (or essays) required by many colleges and universities as part...

Do Your Major and Minor Need to Match?

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Your choice of college major is, for lack of a better term, major. Whatever discipline you choose to earn your degree in will most likely determine your future career. Depending on what your career plans are, your choice of major may have even been a serious factor in helping you choose a college or university to attend. There are...

Degrees for Government Jobs

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You’re ready to make your career move and you realize you need to go back to school to make it happen. Whether you plan to attend college traditionally in on-campus classes, or you intend to earn a degree online, you’re probably hyper-focused on your career goals along with the ins and outs of your academic choices. In a high...

Waitlisted for a Class You Need? What to Do Next.

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You know the drill. It’s time to register for classes. You’ve checked the schedules, you set your alarm to wake up and make your choices as soon as registration opens online. Cup of coffee in hand, you type as fast as you can and hit that submit button and—uh oh, you’re waitlisted. Yes, being waitlisted for a class you want...

Online Degrees for College Dropouts.

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Many students dropout of their college or university education. It’s not unusual for people to go to college and then have to stop for one reason or another. In fact, only 58% of students graduate within six years of beginning their education. So if college dropout is part of your list of life accomplishments, you’re absolutely not alone. There’s...

Do You Need a Master’s Degree to Get Promoted?

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The first time someone told you that you needed to go to grad school you probably cringed. Whether you were in high school at the time, or working on your undergrad, chances are that the thought of extra years in school was not terribly appealing to you. So, you probably got your bachelor’s degree and hopped straight into the...

How to Get the Raise You Deserve

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Do you want to make more money? Discussing paychecks and salaries is often a workplace no-no. Do you wonder if your co-worker is making more than you? It’s possible. Or maybe everyone at your job makes roughly the same salary, but you feel that your 40 hours of work is worth more than you’re currently being paid. It turns...

Give Your Resume a Makeover

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When you’re writing your resume, you worry that it will just be passed over with barely a glance once you turn in your job application. Considering the Career Builder survey that found 23% of hiring managers spend less than 30 seconds looking at a resume, those fears are far from unfounded! We know you’ve heard that your cover letter can...