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  • Diversity in S.T.E.M.

    The jobs of the future are increasingly in S.T.E.M. fields and we need to promote more diversity in these fields so that these opportunities are available to the widest number of candidates possible.
    Here is an interesting analysis of who is currently employed in S.T.E.M. and some ideas for what to do to increase diversity.
     
  • Teens benefit from jobs

    While teenage employment is still at record highs, 17.1% compared to the over all jobless rate of 5.5%, the truth is that teens that work 20 hours a week in their senior year have 20% higher annual earnings six to nine years after graduation then those who don't work.
     
    Having a job teaches teens valuable transferable skills they can use later in their careers and gi... Read More

  • Is Online the way to go for College?

    As more and more colleges and universities offer “Online” degrees its easy to think this is the way to go and will make it easier for more students to attend  - But you may be surprised to learn that it may be even harder to get accepted to an online degree program than to a traditional campus degree program - here’s an interesting article from US News that points out the di... Read More

  • Global STEM Alliance Encourages Kids in Science

    Here is an interesting article from U.S. News and World Report on encouraging kids in STEM careers. STEM careers offer some of the fastest job growth in the US with many exciting and challenging opportunities.

    Global STEM Alliance Encourage... Read More

  • New Report Shows Over Half of High School Students Are Not College Ready

    A recent press release has found that only 43 percent of high school students are readily prepared for college. That means an overwhelming 57 percent of seniors are not prepared for the next step. To put this in perspective, of the students deemed “college-ready” by the College Board, 3 out of 4 students will succeed their first year in college. This new report should startle and scare... Read More

  • Is College Worth It?

    My husband and I recently welcomed a new baby into our family.  Before the baby’s arrival, I asked for advice on parenting skills, what to save for, and other life lessons when it comes to our new bundle of joy.  I was surprised to find that about 9 times out of 10, people would respond, “Start saving for college now!”  Yes, we are aware that college is costly and ... Read More

  • Think Before You Click: How Social Media Can Effect Your Professional and Personal Life

    In the last decade, social media sites such as MySpace, Twitter, personal blogs, and Facebook have grown explosively.   To date, Facebook has 800 million users and accounts for 1 out of every 5 pageviews on the internet worldwide.  With that in mind, there are millions of people who have access to your personal thoughts, blogs, and pictures, even if you think you are safe by setting... Read More

  • How To Choose the Right Major For You

    Arguably one of the most vital decisions to make when applying for college is what your major will be. I remember thinking, “I am only 17 years old, how am I supposed to pick a major that will ultimately define the rest of my career?” This decision can be stressful, especially for people who are still unsure of what path they want to take. Picking a major does not have to be ... Read More

  • Do Mobile Apps Help with Child Development?

    It seems that everywhere I look these days – the mall, grocery store, park, family and friend’s house – there is a child playing with an iPhone or iPad. Most of them seem to understand the technology better than I do. I used to think that telephones and tablets should be held on the same level as television when it comes to children, that limited doses are fine. Howe... Read More

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