This is a quick look at something of a modern phenomenon, the Entrepreneur. There have always been enthusiastic and passionate business men and women. They are what keeps business trends diverse and surprising. Entrepreneurs are as old as business but the 21st century has truly embraced the whole concept as a career choice in itself.[Read more…]
Are you a typical college student?
Who goes to college? It is a simple question and I am guessing that you have already visualised the answer. The perceptions of college life and the entire college experience are something that we develop throughout our academic lives. We might not actually concentrate on those perceptions until our final year in high school but they have been carefully nurtured and developed right up until that point.[Read more…]
Should you consider jumping off the college academic treadmill?
The future becomes instantly complicated once you reach leaving school age. There is the safe decision that takes you to college or you can select the unknown. Colleges address those choices in a way that makes students believe the bold and brave decision is to continue on in higher education. That is the decision that most make. It is a very well-rehearsed, almost ordained path that educational establishments and parents alike tend to feel is the right way for every student to go. These days learning is a very different experience. Let’s just step off the college academic treadmill for a moment and consider what other options students have at their disposal.[Read more…]
Should the American dream now be called the American college debt nightmare? Some 40 million Americans will be in debt as that is the cost of education these days. The economic facts are indisputable:
- Outstanding student college debt totals $1.2tn in the US
- The cost of a private non-profit four year college institution has risen by 267%, over the last 30 years
- The cost of a public four-year college institution has risen by 357%, in the same time frame
- The average student loan debt for graduates stands at $26,000 (Guardian 2013)
Do we really know what students are getting out of college? There are lots of data from colleges and independent researchers on this subject. The more it is pored through the more the conclusion is one of ambiguity and indecision. The mixed views are becoming clearer, and a single voice is beginning to resonate among all the skeptics. There is something unified in the various judgements and opinions being cast: students are getting less out of college than they once were.[Read more…]