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

Students Paying More For Education

Students Paying More For Education

Colleges across the nation are aggregately experiencing decreases in federal budget money for instruction. These figures are met by increased spending on administrative costs, according to an article in The New York Times. These figures are taken from a recent study from colleges’ and universities’ reports to the federal government. “Students are paying more, and a greater share of the costs, but are arguably getting less,” Jane Wellman, the executive director of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, told The New York Times. The Delta Project aims to maintain the quality ... Read More About Students Paying More For Education

The Future Of Technology In Education

The Future Of Technology In Education

            The U.S. Department of Education released its New Education Technology Plan May 5th, 2010, noting its strong intentions to implement more technological advances in k-12 classrooms, according to an article in District Administration.             The suggested plan includes heavy use of mobile devices, increasing digital usage and content, and social networking for more communication. It is still unsure exactly how schools will use these measures to foster education. The uses will vary from school-to-school.   &nb ... Read More About The Future Of Technology In Education

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Global warming and other climate/energy concerns have sparked a sharp interest in many college students, leading them to pursue careers in these fields, according to an article in The Los Angeles Times.             Educators are suggesting that there will be an increasing number of jobs in this market in years to come. Educators also noted that students are pursuing science and engineering studies to fulfill these jobs.             The rising interest is so recent that most colleges have not been able to clearly document the latest n ... Read More About Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers