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  • The Truth About For-Profit Universities
    by Debra Wheatman - November 21, 2016
    Dear Deb: I’ve been working full time for 15 years, and have reached what I think is a roadblock in my career. It is clear that in order for me to move to the next level, I need to get my MBA. Honestly, the thought of attending school for years, at night, while I work full-time and attempt to manage my household, turns my stomach. I’ve been looking into online programs, and am leaning toward one via the Universi...
  • Is the Future of School on a Chromebook?
    by Alexandra Levit - November 14, 2016
    When I was growing up, it was all about “Apples in the classroom.” Then, while I was in college, every student had to have access to a PC and connected printer so we our term papers would be legible. If you’re a school-aged child today, though, chances are you’ll interface with Google hardware before you ever hear the words “Apple” and “Microsoft.” My husband grew up in Norwal...
  • Have You Told Your College That You Want A Good Job When You Graduate?
    by Bob Roth - November 1, 2016
    Most colleges haven’t gotten the message. Students want and need good jobs when they graduate. However, to accomplish that goal, they need a lot of information and guidance along the way. Both students and their parents want colleges to step up and take a firm hold of that responsibility. As long as students and parents remain relatively silent and docile on this issue, colleges will continue to only pay lip servic...
  • Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
    with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - November 1, 2016
    Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more professional...
  • Current Trends in Learning: Focusing on Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - October 31, 2016
    At SilkRoad Connections, David Wentworth, principal learning analyst at Brandon Hall, shared that most organizational learning is still done in the classroom (66 percent). But classroom learning has its limitations. For one thing, 61 percent of companies believe that employees need to interact with learning on a daily or weekly basis in order to be effective at their jobs. Furthermore, according to the Ebbinghaus Forgetting...
  • Is A Business Degree Necessary To Get A Job?
    by Debra Wheatman - October 27, 2016
    Deb: I am a college senior majoring in history and women’s studies. I will be graduating in a few weeks, but I’ve already begun looking for a job. I want to work either for a nonprofit that researches and advocates for women’s rights (I interned with one), or for a publisher doing research on women’s issues. My friends and family think that I am nuts, and that I should get my teaching certification s...
  • The New Job Search - What To Know About Media-Rich Resumes
    by Louise Garver - October 20, 2016
    Recruiters and hiring managers either love or hate virtual media-rich resumes. These online/virtual resumes come in a variety of forms. For example, a media-rich resume could be a presence on VisualCV.com or Purzue.com, or more specifically, a page/website of your own; e.g. yourname.com. What perks can you expect from a media-rich resume? Not only are these resumes a “barrel of fun” to produce, one of the...
  • How To Determine The ROI Of Going To Grad School
    by Debra Wheatman - October 11, 2016
    MBA. PhD. DDS. MFA. There are many different three-letter abbreviations you might focus on when you think about grad school. But there is one abbreviation that all grad-level scholars should think about: ROI. ROI, or return on investment, tells you just how much profit you will truly make from your grad degree, once long-term earnings are measured against the actual cost of graduate school. It’s probably not possible...
  • Colleges Benefit From Student Employment Success
    by Bob Roth - October 3, 2016
    Most people will agree that comprehensive job search preparation information, guidance, training and related activities have obvious and significant benefits for students who are concerned about employment success. When colleges minimize these responsibilities, they ensure that many of their students will be at a disadvantage in the job market. Colleges that truly care about student employment success are open to new and be...
  • Choosing the Perfect Internship
    with Wendi Weiner and Tim Muma - September 26, 2016
    Internships have become a nearly essential step in the process of starting one's career in almost every field. Finding the best one for you takes some extra work, but it will pay off in the end. Wendi Weiner, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, joins Tim Muma to discuss what you should look for in finding an internship that will develop your skills and lead into a promising start in your career.