Education & Training

The workplace is changing and its clear that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education and training when it comes to preparing for a career. Does the traditional 4-year college have a place? Certainly. But does everyone “need” to go to college? Absolutely not. In this category of blog posts, we’ll discuss topics and ideas related to various types of education and job training – with the goal being to better understand your options and make the right choice suited to your goals and objectives.

A Low GPA Score? Here’s What To Do About It

Not achieving the GPA we had hoped for can be stressful, to say the least. But, a low GPA doesn’t have to be the end of your education journey! If you scored a low GPA at school, here’s what you can do about it… What is a GPA? And how is it calculated? GPA stands for a ‘grade point average’. It is an average score from all your courses that indicates how well you scored in your courses on average, and thus whether your overall grades have been high or low. Its typically calculated on a scale up to 4.0, …

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The Difference Between American and British Higher Education

As a British citizen writing for an American company, I sometimes find it hard to understand the difference between the American and British higher education system.  So I decided to take a bit deeper dive into this topic, and summarize my findings for everyone below.  My editor, Jon, who is in the US will also weigh in with his American-centric comments along the way. According to the world university rankings compiled by the Times Higher Education, more than half of the world’s top 200 universities are located in either the U.S or the U.K.  However, although we speak the same …

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Quarantine: 7 “New Career” Jobs You Can Train For in 6 to 12 weeks

As the time we spend on lock down appears to be getting longer and longer, some of us are fortunate enough and happy to be working from home in the jobs we already have. However, some of us are not that fortunate to still be in employment. Or, we’ve had some time to reflect and have realized that we actually hate our jobs. Regardless of in which position you find yourself in, this time is boring, frightening and for most of us, frustrating as we will feel lost or like our careers have ground to a halt. One hard thing …

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Top 10 Worst College Majors for 2014: Low salaries and high unemployment

Worst College Majors for Your Career There are many reasons to go to college, and preparing for a career is just one of them. College (or university) also can help you become more well-rounded, improve your critical thinking skills and give you a wonderful base of education and ideas for life overall. That said, the primary motivation for most college students seems to be career preparation – getting a job that they enjoy and that pays the bills. There are two schools of thought… one is to study what you love or find interesting and then figure out the job …

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Online learning

Top 10 Best Online Colleges 2013

Top Ten Online Colleges for 2013 In today’s economic environment, going back to school to pursue a university degree has become an attractive option for getting a heads-up in the career game. But going back to school is not feasible for many. Work, parenting and other responsibilities take precedence over school. Fortunately, for many adults looking to return to school, there are plenty of online programs that can fit easily into their busy lives. Being able to study on their own time and at their own pace makes online degrees easily obtainable for working adults and parents. And at a …

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Marketing communication

Top 10 Best Communication Schools

Top 10 Best Communication Colleges Marketing and communication is essential to any businesses success, making it a versatile and high demand field. ‘Where to begin to get into this lucrative profession?’You could pursue a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Or you could greatly diversify your experience and expand your job market. If you have a Master’s in Business Intelligence and a minor in marketing the skills you have would be indispensable to a high paying firm. Alternately you could have an MBA and marketing experience or a Masters in Marketing. Schooling is going to be an essential part to making it …

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