Archive for October, 2010
Think for a moment about successful products on the market: the iPod, Google, the Wii, and countless others. Now consider that behind each of these products is at least one highly-skilled marketing professional who had the vision and creativity to bring that product to millions of households.
If you're excited by the possibility of being… | Read More
If you're thinking about pursuing a degree online, you're probably excited about the many advantages that online degree programs offer: relatively low cost, a high degree of flexibility, and access to a wide range of program offerings, among others. However, you may also be worried about establishing connections in a virtual classroom. You're probably wondering:… | Read More
Gavin Black dodged layoffs at International Gaming Technology (IGT), in part due to the software engineering degree he earned online and a chance meeting on an airplane. Gavin started at IGT building slot machines and then earned his degree to advance his career. After telling a fellow airplane passenger about his job and education experience,… | Read More
Celebrities get the paychecks, the glory, the good stuff in the award-show gift bags and all the attention they want from the paparazzi. You may love them or hate them, but you're usually not surprised by their antics. What may shock you, however, is that many celebs aren't just pretty faces and beach bodies or… | Read More
So you've survived the interview, and have your eye on the boss' corner office. To get there, you'll need to impress clients, co-workers, and management. Boosting your vocabulary is a great way to communicate that you're brainy and brazen enough to move up the corporate ladder. However, misuse of high-level vocabulary can make you look… | Read More
The web has made it easier than ever to do research, but citing web sources in a paper can be a major challenge. How do you cite a website if you can't determine who wrote it? What about if you aren't sure what individual or organization sponsors the site or when particular material was posted… | Read More
In a recent article from the New York Times, there was an interesting statistic about the new generation of workers: they have gone through an average of seven jobs in their 20's. Many of these jobs are actually in multiple industries. Given this recent trend, we should consider the question of how to best handle… | Read More
Improve your chances of landing a great job after graduation by reaching out to those who've shared your experiences at school: your alumni network.
How to Meet Alumni
Check out your school's alumni association homepage. This site lists upcoming events open to current students, where you can introduce yourself to alums. You should also be… | Read More
Every college student is familiar with the feeling of panic that occurs when you're an hour away from a paper deadline a few hundred (or thousand) words from the end of your paper.
If you'd asked for an extension, you wouldn't be this stressed out, but an hour ahead of time is much too late… | Read More
Choosing a major is no casual affair. Higher education encourages the growth and development of students -- personally, professionally, and academically. That all sounds great, but students want to know: Which majors get jobs? Check out our list of the five most practical college college majors.
1. Computer Science
Pro: Computers are everywhere. There is… | Read More