Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

        In attempts to attract prospective students, many colleges across the nation are promising incoming freshmen that their tuition rates will not rise during their four years in college, according to an article in The US News & World Report.       All public universities in Illinois and several other public and private colleges throughout the nation are locking freshmen tuition rates. However, these schools are raising separate fees such as housing, meal plans and other various costs. Also, these colleges are increasing the tuition rates that each incoming freshmen class will pay, witho ... Read More About Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

The American Job Market

The American Job Market

Current college seniors (2010 graduating class) are finding it much easier to land jobs than the preceding 2009 class, according to an article in the New York Times.             2009 was one of the worst job-seeking years in history for college seniors. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that 5 percent more college seniors are finding jobs in 2010, compared to 2009.             Employers are looking for accounting, engineering, computing and mathematics majors, according to Edwin Koc, resear ... Read More About The American Job Market

Reading In The Third Grade

Reading In The Third Grade

            A study recently conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation revealed that a third- grader’s ability to read can predict his/her success later in life, according to an article in The Salt Lake Tribune.             "Up to third grade, children are learning to read," Abel Ortiz told The Salt Lake Tribune, the foundation's director of evidence-based practices. "Starting in fourth grade, they are reading to learn. So if they don't learn to read by third grade, that greatly impacts their ability to learn in later years." ... Read More About Reading In The Third Grade

College Cost Calculators

College Cost Calculators

College tuition, room and board, scholarships, financial aid, meal plans are all screaming different numbers at high school students and their parents. Adding and subtracting these numbers in attempts to figure out exactly how much a specific college will cost can be a difficult, agonizing task. But, life’s getting easier for students and their parents because all colleges will be forced to post a “net price calculator” on their Web site by 2011, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The actual costs of college can be very different from its adverti ... Read More About College Cost Calculators

Networking 101

Networking 101

Everyone knows someone who knows someone. Finding out who those people are and what they do can help you get a job or internship while in college. Be your major: You don’t need to paint your major on your forehead or anything too dramatic, but it might not be a bad idea to wear it on your sleeve. Wherever you go - the bank, grocery store, haircut, bowling alley, etc. - try to engage in conversation with the people you bump into. Talk to these people about your career plans because they might know someone in your field. Also, students should talk to their family members and friends’ parents about their majors. These people probably ... Read More About Networking 101