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  • Should You Get Your Accounting Degree Online?

    Should You Get Your Accounting Degree Online?
    Beth Dumbauld

    “. . . there's one degree that gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. It's an accounting degree. Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. It can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you to become a partner in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur. In fact, no matter what you decide to do, having an accounting background can open doors wide.”   – Source: “Accounting: The One Degree with 360 Degrees of Possibilities," published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Why Major in Accounting Online The quote a ...

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  • How Do You Decide Which Information Technology Career Is Right for You?

    How Do You Decide Which Information Technology Career Is Right for You?
    Beth Dumbauld

    IT jobs fall within the full spectrum of computer technology and business. Because the field of information technology covers such a broad range of job roles, it's a good idea to first explore the differences in the career paths you can take in IT, such as: A computer support specialist (which requires only a certificate or an associate degree, and sometimes a bachelor’s degree), or Computer programmer, software developer, or various other IT careers which usually require a bachelor’s degree (sometimes an associate degree on an exception basis) Then you’ll need to take a closer look at the qualities that are essential to those considering a career in IT – and valued by those who make IT hiring decisions. As we ...

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  • 4 Questions to Ask If You’re Heading Back To School

    4 Questions to Ask If You’re Heading Back To School
    Beth Dumbauld

    Goal setting is critical to succeeding in college – at any age. For adult learners, setting clear educational goals provides the motivation and the roadmap to get the degree and career you want. Here are 4 questions you should ask yourself to help set the goals you need to achieve education success. Question 1: What Are Your Priorities? You may have competing priorities. Ask yourself how important taking college courses, earning your degree, and changing your career is compared to your other goals and rank them. Your individual goals may be important, but your resources may be limited. For many students, achieving educational goals is the key to unlocking the door to achieving other life goals. Question 2: When Do You W ...

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  • Know Your College Degree Goals? Use These 3 Steps to Find Out

    Know Your College Degree Goals? Use These 3 Steps to Find Out
    Beth Dumbauld

    Before going back to school, it’s important to have clear goals for your college degree. A personal inventory will help you decide which degree path to take, including what schools, major, and degree fit your career goals best. The better you know yourself, and your goals, the more likely you are able to make smart choices that will benefit your finances as well. To begin your personal inventory, ask yourself: What skills do I have? To answer, make a list of current and past work experiences. Then, make a list of tasks performed on each job. What did you like? What did you dislike? What were you good at? If that list doesn't offer any added insight, another effective way to look at your skills is by making a list of your achi ...

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  • Are College Major Stereotypes True?

    Are College Major Stereotypes True?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Is it true that some college major stereotypes are real? If you’re in college, you’ve probably heard some generalizations about the people in your major. Many of these are based on the characteristics that certain groups seem to have the tendency to possess. However, not everyone is the same. Some generalizations can seem true, but others may be false. Here are some examples of college stereotypes. Are These College Major Stereotypes For Real? It is widely believed that English majors are dreamers who always read and have a special knack for grammar, and spelling. Here’s the reality: English majors carry books all the time because it’s required reading for literature courses. Not all English majors are good at grammar, punc ...

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