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    Bachelor's Degrees: The More You Learn, The More You Earn

    Bachelor's Degrees: The More You Learn, The More You Earn
    Growing up, Saretta Holler always knew she wanted to write. She explored her options as college drew near, thinking she'd go into journalism. But after realizing she could pursue writing in public relations and make more money, she opted to study PR at San Diego State University and graduated in 1999. Holler's story begs the question: What's the value of a ...
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    Online vs. Traditional MBAs: What’s the Difference?

    Online vs. Traditional MBAs: What’s the Difference?
    Distance learning is on the up and up. Not only are a record number of students engaging in higher education online-more and more college officials think distance learning is as good as or better than traditional classroom learning, according to a recent study. In fall 2005, nearly 3.2 million students took at least one online course, up from 2.3 million the ...
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    The Online Option

    The Online Option
    Are you a full-time employee, a single parent or both? Does it seem you just don't have enough time to pursue a "real" degree? If so, then online education may just be the thing you need. It's a great way to earn a degree while working. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed to fit ...
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    Judging Online Schools

    Judging Online Schools
    A Monster member recently wrote that he had seen a well-known online university campus and was shocked that it looked more like a recruiting office in a strip mall than a college. Considering there are so many diploma mills around, he wanted to know how to tell if a school was legitimate or not. The first thing to understand is that ...
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    Balancing School & Work: Manage Your Time

    Balancing School & Work: Manage Your Time
    If you've decided to go back to school for a degree, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. h4. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow students to take courses ...
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    High School vs. Bachelors Degrees in Sales Careers

    Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Sales Engineers
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    Networking for Interns

    Networking for Interns
    Professional schmoozing is one of the keys to turning a summer gig into a permanent job. Here's how. A summer internship can be tough enough without any extra stress, but experts agree that just showing up (even to all the planned events) isn't the way to get the most of out an internship. Instead, career experts say that one-on-one networking during ...
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    What Does It Take to Get a Scholarship?

    What Does It Take to Get a Scholarship?
    Because there are millions of scholarships available, you’re almost guaranteed to fit eligibility requirements. We have hundreds of scholarships worth millions of dollars that are available to just about anyone. Many students assume that they have to be brilliant, or athletically talented, or gifted musically, to earn a scholarship for college. What they don’t realize is that sometimes they just need ...
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    2008 PSE Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon

    2008 PSE Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon
    Sponsored by Vector Marketing, Huthwaite, Inc., Kodak and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon is a sales competition held at each of the six fall regional conferences and the PSE National Convention. The competition is held twice a year in order to involve as many students as possible, and to allow for a more in-depth study of the sales ...
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    Fortune 100 Finance Internship Raises the Value of Your Personal Stock

    Fortune 100 Finance Internship Raises the Value of Your Personal Stock
    Most internships will improve your post-graduation marketability, but a finance internship with a Fortune 100 company will give you special cachet in the marketplace. In the Minneapolis area, headquarters to some of the world’s largest firms including Target and 3M, Paul Stephan, director of college recruiting for UnitedHealth Group, values job seekers who’ve done internships at other Fortune 100 firms. “That ...
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    New Programs Mean More MBA Options

    New Programs Mean More MBA Options
    Take two years off to immerse yourself in the MBA experience. That's the standard formula for getting your degree, but it's not necessarily the norm. Options for part-time MBA candidates are expanding, as evening, weekend, online, executive and on-site programs at work gain popularity. In fact, 72 percent of full-time MBA programs experienced a decline in applications in 2005, as more ...
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    Are You Ready for an MBA?

    Are You Ready for an MBA?
    If you're considering an MBA, you may wonder if you're cut out for the experience. Joanne Starr, assistant dean of admissions at the University of California (UC) Irvine's The Paul Merage School of Business, shares her insights into the process of considering, applying for and taking part in an MBA program. h4. Is It Right for Me? "An MBA is a ...
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    34 Ways to Reduce College Costs

    34 Ways to Reduce College Costs
    1. Most colleges and universities offer merit or non-need-based scholarships to academically talented students. Students should check with each school in which they're interested for the criteria for merit scholarships. 2. The National Merit Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students based upon academic merit. The awards can be applied to any college or university to meet educational expenses at that school. ...
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    The Truth What a Degree Means in the 21st Century

    The Truth What a Degree Means in the 21st Century
    h4. The US Department of Labor Reports: Bachelor's Degrees College graduates age 25 and over earn nearly twice as much as workers who stopped with a high school diploma. College graduates have experienced growth in real (inflation-adjusted) earnings since 1979. In contrast, high school dropouts have seen their real earnings decline. From 1979 to 2000, the earnings of college-educated women grew ...
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    Career Colleges and Technical Schools - Questions to Ask Before Enrolling

    Career Colleges and Technical Schools - Questions to Ask Before Enrolling
    Career Colleges and Technical Schools - Questions to Ask Before Enrolling h4. Finding Schools That Match Your Interests and Goals What kind of career and technical training do you want? Which schools offer the training or program you need? What preparation do you need for a particular job? Will employers accept the training as preparation for employment? h4. Choosing a School ...
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    How an MBA Can Help You

    How an MBA Can Help You
    Credibility. Confidence. A big-picture perspective. Appreciation for other points of view. That's what MBAs say when asked what the degree has done for them. It gave me a broad perspective of the business world. How the economy works [and] how my industry works, says Susan Odegaard Turner, former Monster Healthcare Advisor and founder of Thousand Oaks, California-based consultancy Turner Healthcare Associates. ...
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