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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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  • 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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  • What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?

    What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?
    Beth Dumbauld

    What are the best, or most common college majors of fortune 500 CEOs? It’s no big surprise that engineering and business are the most common ones. People who studied engineering and business account for 44% of the fortune 500 CEOs. Why are these so common, and what is it about these degrees that help people become CEOs? The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs Engineering is a massive field with over 25 specialties, a few of which are mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and computer engineering. These specialties allow engineers to work in all industries, ultimately making their career options nearly unlimited. Engineering majors also take an assortment of courses, including, math, science, writing and technical courses. With such ...

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  • 6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 

    6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Nursing is a growing field, and a popular entry point into a career in medicine. The work may be unglamorous and demanding, but it is deeply rewarding: As a nurse, you have the power to save lives and make a real difference for your patients. Unlike many other jobs, becoming a nurse requires you to go through a significant amount of education and training. Before you commit to the cost and time of nursing school, it’s important to be sure that this career is right for you. Here are eight questions to ask yourself before you take your first class: 1. Are you a good communicator? Nurses are constantly communicating: listening to patients and their families, giving important medical information, and working with other nurses and d ...

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  • High Paying Science Jobs That Are In Demand

    High Paying Science Jobs That Are In Demand
    Beth Dumbauld

    There are plenty of high-paying science jobs you can choose from, depending upon the degree you earn. If tackling challenging problems, conducting long-term research and meticulously documenting results appeals to you, then consider these science fields when you graduate from college. Biologist Biomedical Engineer Chemist Geologist Nuclear Engineer Physicist Research & Development Technical Writer Biologists study living organisms and how they interact within certain environments. It is a very important field of science. This is why Biologists are well-paid in the United States. Biomedical Engineering combines medicine and biology to improve healthcare, by offering innovative ways to diagnose, and monitor ...

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