Professional Development

  • Three New MTA Certification Training Courses

    Three New MTA Certification Training Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine is pleased to announce the addition of three new online Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification training courses that are designed to help students prepare for their Microsoft certification exams ...

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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

    Learn how a personal inventory can help you decide which degree path to take, including what schools, major, and degree fit your career goals best ...

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  • What Can You Do With A Math Degree?

    What Can You Do With A Math Degree?
    Beth Dumbauld

    What can you do with a math degree after graduation? Some of the answers might surprise you! What many students don't realize is how versatile a math degree really is. While you typically think of accounting, finance and banking as good career choices - and you are correct - almost any career in science, technology and engineering requires a solid foundation in basic and advanced math to do the work. Here are some traditional and not-so-traditional career fields you can get into with a mathematics degree. Accounting Finance Banking Computer programming Engineering Academia Accounting is considered one of the nation’s most in-demand math fields. It employs professionals within many different industries and it offe ...

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  • Should I Go Back to College at My Age?

    Should I Go Back to College at My Age?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Whatever your age, a college degree is critical for job stability, career progression, and overall employability. Take unemployment -- the employment rate is dramatically higher for people who have obtained higher levels of education. In 2015, among 20- to 24-year-olds, the employment rate was 89% for those with a college degree and 51% for those who didn’t complete high school. If you’re considering going back to college, sooner is better. By 2020, it’s expected that over 65% of all jobs will require some postsecondary education and training compared to 1973, where only 28% of U.S. jobs required a degree or certificate. Additionally, a higher percentage of jobs created during the economic recovery went to workers with at least s ...

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  • The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn

    The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you wondering which in-demand degrees get you hired quickly after graduation? If so, keep reading, because we've laid them out below, as well as the related job positions those degrees support. It's no secret that careers are changing more rapidly than ever due to increasingly sophisticated technology that drives new products and services. In addition, there are degrees you can earn to meet increasing hiring demands that are non- technical. With that, let's dive into the top degrees you can earn that will get you solid job offers after graduation. U.S. News and Forbes published the top degrees that are most in-demand for 2017 as compiled by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey. They are: Major % ...

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