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  • 3 Reasons Taking English Composition Will Make You More Successful

    3 Reasons Taking English Composition Will Make You More Successful
    Beth Dumbauld

    English Composition is the study of the writing process. That might sound basic, but it is probably the most important subject you can study, and gain mastery of, when you first enroll in college classes. 1. Develop Strong Communication Skills You’ll gain really important insights about quality writing. Better yet, the writing skills you develop will have very practical applications in any career your choose, from business to criminal justice or from psychology to technology. Every field requires strong writing skills and effective communication. That’s why success in English Composition can often translate into success in a professional setting since employers value employees who can clearly communicate ...

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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... ...

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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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