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Career Planning

Career Choice: Statisticians

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.

Career Planning

12 Career Tips for College Students

College provides plenty of knowledge, access to the brightest minds in academia, and contact with people that can last a lifetime. One area where it is weak is in career preparation, especially how to practically apply what you learn.

Advanced Education

Grad School: Why Going Makes Sense

You’ve considered attending graduate (grad) school, but are wondering if the investment is worth it. Grad school means about two more years of higher education, but the per credit costs and fees are greater than undergraduate school and your financial aid options are limited.

Career Planning

Finding Work Months After College Graduation

It is a fact that college graduates are finding it difficult to launch their careers. Despite officially lower unemployment numbers, record numbers of Americans are not in the workforce. Moreover, job growth is weak with the best growth occurring in the service sector.

Personal Advice

Christmas Break Job Opportunities and Tips

Whether you call it “Christmas break” or “Winter Recess,” you’re about to enjoy a much-needed and deserved scaling back of your academic pursuits until Jan. From now until nearly Christmas Eve, thousands of colleges will be giving students time off, with those on a semester schedule typically ending their fall semester to coincide with the holidays.

Career Planning

Career Choice: Geothermal Production Managers

Employment in environmentally sustainable fields continues to grow with new job titles emerging all the time. Natural heat tapped from the earth can provide an alternate source of energy, a geothermal-derived byproduct that needs to be managed.

Personal Advice

What Are the Pros and Cons of Attending College?

If you are considering attending college, you may have some ideas about what you want to study and even have plans in place for life beyond academia.

Personal Advice

College Students and Christmas Break Jobs

Christmas break will be here before you know it. Some colleges finish the semester up by the first week of Dec., beginning a five-week break before classes resume in mid-Jan.

Career Planning

Career Choice: Coaches and Scouts

The next superstar could come about because you spotted and nurtured him or her while he or she was still young.

Career Planning

Job Security and Your Career

There was a time in the history of the United States when workers could start at a company, rise through the management ranks, put in about 40 years and then retire with a pension.

Education Tips

College Seniors: Life Beyond Academia

College students approaching their final year of undergraduate studies have much to consider. A year from now and you may be looking for work, gainfully employed or turning your attention to graduate school.

Education Tips

State Residency and Your College

You live in one state and plan to attend college in another state, but there is one big drawback: the public university that has accepted you will be charging you at an out-of-state rate.