High school seniors still undecided about their choice of college can make their decision during spring break. That week-long respite from school typically takes place in March or April, enabling students to finalize their college choices before the usual May 1 deadline.
America’s community colleges are two-year public schools and are often not fully appreciated for what they do. Community colleges prepare Americans for work, by offering certificate programs and associate degrees that can lead to a whole range of jobs.
With a degree in hand you’re ready to take on the world. Trouble is, the world is not supplying the job you thought was waiting for you. Instead, your chosen field has dried up and the only job openings will come about when someone retires or new positions are created.
After spending thousands of dollars on tuition, fees, and books, college students may have little money left for other things. But there is an advantage to having limited funds: numerous retailers offer college students discounts, including deep price breaks, in a bid to win new business.
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) provides health insurance options, but it does not include dental insurance. Trips to the dentist shouldn’t be suspended simply because you are in college, but it is a cost that many students simply cannot afford to bear.
You really didn’t think that every class you’re required to take in college would be a walk in the park, did you? Maybe among your chosen electives you thought you’d pick the winners, but every college requires students to take classes that they aren’t particularly fond of be that Microeconomics, Introduction to Polynesian History, or Visual Calculus.
It is almost a given that if you’re a college student, you’ll be working too. Probably not full-time, maybe part-time, but most certainly at least some of the time. If you’re fortunate, your employer doesn’t require much of your time during the week, with the weekends when you’re putting in your most work time.
If you enjoy parsing data, then pursuing a career as a statistician might be to your liking. Your strong interest in math or statistical theory can lead to a position where you collect, organize, and interpret numerical data, summarizing your findings into information that people find usable as well as useful.