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    3 Tips to Start Building a College Savings Account

    3 Tips to Start Building a College Savings Account
    A new survey by online brokerage TD Ameritrade says college is the top reasons teens save their money. The results were a pleasant surprise to educators who are focusing on getting personal finance taught in schools. The survey indicated 78 percent of teens say they want to share the cost of college with their parents. To start building your college savings, ...
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    Is an MBA Right for You?

    Is an MBA Right for You?
    The master of business administration, or MBA, is often considered the top degree in the business world, although PhDs in certain specialties are certainly available. No matter what industry you're in, an MBA degree will be a enormous asset. Some companies will provide tuition assistance or reimbursement in exchange for your commitment to continue working for them after you earn your ...
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    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration

    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration
    Do you wind up the leader of almost every group project you get involved in? Do other people frequently ask you for financial advice? Do you watch _"The Apprentice"_ and similar TV shows and say to yourself, "I could do better than all these people"? You might never get to be the president of a multi-billion-dollar company, but businesses all over ...
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    'Mini' Master's Classes Are One Way Some Job Hunters Seek an Edge

    'Mini' Master's Classes Are One Way Some Job Hunters Seek an Edge
    If an MBA is a major asset in getting a good job, hundreds of students in the Twin Cities hope a mini MBA will give them at least a minor edge in their job hunts. At the University of St. Thomas, the Mini MBA Program is a 52-hour version of the master's in business administration degree, typically a two-year program. The ...
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    Bachelor of Arts in Marketing

    Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
    Have a creative knack? Like to think of exciting, cutting-edge ways to catch people's attention? Have you ever been curious about why people make the purchasing decisions they do? Then marketing is right up your alley! With today's competitive job arena, it is important to be an expert in and specialty field you enter. By earning your marketing degree, you will ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    Do you enjoy working with computers? Have you ever been curious about the way they work and how they can accomplish all the fascinating tasks they do? These days, it's all about the people behind the magic - computer programmers. Writing code takes a certain problem-solving mindset, whether you’re writing scripts, software, or web applications. If you’re starting a career as ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?

    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?
    I received my BS (1980) and MS (1982) in education and health sciences and worked in medical research until the mid-1980s. Since moving from the East Coast to California, I have changed careers and worked in computer support (three years) and mortgage banking (10 years). While these jobs paid the bills, I haven't been able to progress to a management position. ...
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    Want to Get into Graduate School? Here's How...

    Want to Get into Graduate School? Here's How...
    If you’ve decided to head back to the classroom for an advanced degree, get ready to face some competition. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of masters degrees granted is expected to increase by 35 percent. To stand out from the pack, get organized to make your graduate application shine. h4. Graduate school applications generally require: • Transcript • GRE or ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 Benefits of a Sales Education

    The Benefits of a Sales Education
    Did you know that 92 percent of most selling professionals do not have a proper sales education? Did you know that the lack of education could hurt prospecting and closing ratios? Unfortunately, many organizations spend little time and resources toward sales training. Many believe lack of time, and most importantly money, impact developing a proper training program. More importantly, when they ...
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