March 10, 2015

Effective Skimming Skills For Students and Career Advancement

The first life lesson you’ll learn in graduate school is that there is not enough time in the day to read the amount of material assigned by your professors. And this is where the art of skimming in your graduate program of choice comes in. The key to successful skimming skills is efficiency and effectiveness. Although much has changed in terms of how we can access reading material today (laptops, tablets, smartphones…), the method which was developed in 1946 by Francis Pleasant Robinson still remains one of the most effective study tools available to students. He called his method SQ3R, […]
February 26, 2015

Is an Online Graduate Program Right For You? 4 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

So you’re seriously considering enrolling in an online graduate program and are ready to take a look at what it will take for you to successfully achieve your MBA goals. At this point in the game you already know that an advanced degree is a smart step for your career ambitions and that an online program offers you flexibility with your time and location considerations. But there’s still that small voice asking, “Can I really do this?” Before you can answer that inner doubt you’ll have to answer these questions: Do I have the inner discipline necessary to take courses […]
February 18, 2015

Healthcare Administration: A Financially and Personally Rewarding Career

If you want to work towards a degree with a high employment payoff healthcare administration may be the field to consider applying to NOW. The healthcare industry is expected to produce the highest amount of new jobs over the next decade. With about three and a half million new employment opportunities on the horizon, it’s not surprising to find “Healthcare Administration” on Forbes list of top ten master’s degrees for jobs. So if you’re at the stage of life where you find yourself wondering “What steps can I take today to secure my future employment” you should consider applying for […]
February 13, 2015

Mobile Apps to Help Online Students Stay On Track

If you’ve opted for an online education then you probably don’t need to be sold on the idea that technology and the big data culture has a lot to great things to offer. You’re also most likely ambitious and want to maximize every moment of your day. With the ability to access information anytime, from anywhere online students can stay productive using mobile apps. Here’s a list apps that we find the most helpful to keep online students on track. Toms Planner Manage your time and tasks with this Gantt chart-based app, a planning tool that uses color coded charts that […]
February 5, 2015

Entrepreneurs Need a Graduate Degree, Now More Than Ever Before

Access to information, networking and crowd funding is offering possibilities for entrepreneurship like we have never seen before in the brave world of start-ups. Great news for those with the wherewithal to break from the pack and build a business, but that also means that the competition is fiercer than ever before. While marketing reach has never had a longer arm, it’s also never had the amount of competition that entrepreneurs face today. In the days of our entrepreneur idols like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg the things you needed to stand out above the rest were ambition, […]
January 29, 2015

Grad School and Parenting: 11 Tips for Finding the Parent-Student Balance

Earning a graduate degree and parenting have some similarities. Both require an occasional all-nighter, both push you to your limit (and then some), force you to prioritize your task, teach you how to manage your time efficiently and both are invaluably rewarding! Being that both these undertakings are well, HUGE, it’s hard to imagine doing both at the same time. But for parents who are considering taking steps to advance their careers and don’t want to wait until the little tikes are in college themselves, it is possible to do both at the same time… not easy, but definitely doable! […]
January 19, 2015

5 Smart Student Loan Tips

A college education doesn’t come cheap and the cost of furthering your education with a graduate degree is often a large deterrent, even if it means advancing your career. According to a study conducted by the Wall Street Journal, students who seek higher degrees also obtain higher degrees of debt.  The study found that the average graduate debt acquired throughout a student’s education is $43,524. But for many the cost is worth the payoff, as often a higher education equals landing in a higher pay bracket. So how can you take out a loan for graduate school smartly? Since life is rarely […]
January 14, 2015

Graduate Degrees with High Ranking Payoffs

Picking a major can feel… well MAJOR! Although we all know people who changed career paths after years of focusing on another professional field, it’s a challenge to do so, and one you hope to avoid when considering the time and money invested in your graduate degree. The most ideal way to find a major to invest in is if you have an inner drive towards a particular field. Those who love learning about history, society, justice and the like will easily find a place for themselves in the field of law. Some people are born with the skill of […]
January 7, 2015

6 Tips for Online Graduate School Success

The key to success often lies in how you prepare for it.  Just take a look at a classically trained chef performing their work of art in the kitchen… it all starts with Mise en place. While earning a degree online offers the advantage of flexibility, it also requires self-discipline.  If you are considering earning an online graduate degree, or if you are currently enrolled and are having a hard time finding your school-life balance, check out these 6 tips for online graduate school success. Check that you have the proper technology in place The most important technological equipment is […]
January 1, 2015

Three “W”s to Consider Before Enrolling in an Online Graduate Program

A graduate degree can make you more marketable and offer you further career advancement, and while it’s a worthwhile goal to achieve it also means a long term and costly commitment. Undertaking the responsibility to earn your graduate degree online is a decision that should not be taken lightly. If you are thinking of enrolling in an online graduate program considers these three “W”s first: Why? What? When? Why do you want a graduate degree? If you are seeking a career health care administration or in the field of law and criminal justice a graduate degree is legally required in […]