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…]
Determining whether college costs are too high depend on whether going to College is the best way for you to find a job, and whether that job pays enough, compared to your alternatives. Exploring whether to attend college or to choose an alternate route such as an apprenticeship, depends on an understanding of the kinds of jobs that will be in higher demand, eventually.[Read more…]
A college degree has always been perceived as being valuable. Besides the prestige, it usually brings lower unemployment rates and higher wages. And many studies have been conducted like this one at the Washington Post, which states that “Going to college is worth it – even if you drop out”! They reinforce the notion that over one’s lifetime a college degree is worth dramatically more to the recipient, than not graduating college. But is it?[Read more…]