Your one-stop shop for valuable information from how to make the best of your time to landing that awesome paying job! Every infographic and article on this list is chocked full of pertinent information that you need to succeed in this very important step in your life…. getting that college degree!
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- Best Online Schools For… This section is for veterans, senior citizens, No GRE, No Application Fees, Free Perks, etc.
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- How To Be The Best You! Dress for success, ace that exam, relaxation techniques, ease your aching back, and SLEEP tips…am I right?!
- Additional Tips, Guides, and Advice… Resource guides for students with disabilities, loans and scholarship info, tips for international students, books to read, be you own boss, etc.
Veterans are one of the most respected communities in the U.S.; however, as they serve or upon release from their military duties, they may find it challenging to pursue additional skills needed to obtain a quality position. There are many accredited colleges and universities that offer reputable online degree programs for veterans and their families.
Is retirement really all it’s cracked up to be? For lifelong learners, it’s just the next phase; perhaps the best years of your life! Very few senior citizens who have retired are just sitting around. If you are in good health, chances are continued education is of interest to you and if you have always wanted to earn that degree, you should go for it! If you are a new retiree, earning your degree to begin your second career is an awesome way to stay active!
What if you could skip the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) testing process? Would you be more likely to pursue that online Master’s or Doctorate degree? Of course, you would! As the application process can be a feat in itself, rest assured, the stress of doing well on your GRE can be daunting as well. Check out this list to find a degree program that does not require a GRE score!
College students, more often than not, are interested in saving a few bucks, right? However, if you are applying to several colleges, expenses can sure add up fast. The average cost of processing your college application will cost between $40 to $90 each. Why not look for schools that waive application fees? Our list of the Top 20 Accredited Online Schools with no Application Fees was designed with you in mind!
Starting online college can be a little intimidating! Do you need some help? Perhaps a few extra resources to help you get started would be nice. If so, check out this list of online resources that will help you find the right college for you, assist you with financial help, or locate the right internship for you… and everything in between! You’re never alone when you are attending a distance learning degree program!
Are you thinking about earning your Ph.D.? Well, you’re not all alone… if you check out our choices for the best 30 Online Resources for Ph.D. Students. These exceptional sites offer insight into school information and reviews, courses, libraries, online lectures, and much more. And when you graduate, you can access a job placement service, such as Glassdoor (it’s #30 on our list) for additional information to help you locate your dream job!
It’s no secret that college is expensive for most. But you should never give up your dream of attending, especially if you can obtain scholarships or grants to help you pay your tuition. But what about those pesky little fees that you weren’t expecting… it all adds up! To lessen the blow, perhaps a few college perks will help. These amenities are not just for on-campus students any longer – online colleges offer them too!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Is This Gig Economy Jumping The Shark?
In such a strong labor market, is the gig economy past its prime? Learn more about the problems facing the gig economy. Today, dedicated workers are hard to find… so, when an employer finds the right person for the job, they are realizing that gig jobs just cannot replace the performance of a valued worker. With top companies in chaos and workers jumping ship, is the gig economy doomed?
[INFOGRAPHIC] Doing It Their Way: Gen-Z and Entrepreneurship
DO IT YOUR WAY! Who wants to invest their time and energy in a college education, and then be faced with the possibility of graduating owing a mountain of debt!?! Those born between 1995 and 2015, called Generation Z, are faced with many decisions that will affect their futures. College tuition rates, options for scholarships and grants, as well as freelance and entrepreneurship opportunities are just some of the concerns of Gen Z. Take a look at this infographic to learn more!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Life After AI: Will The Future Be Free?
Can a robot do your job? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over! Well, maybe not in our lifetime, but it is something to consider. Check out this infographic titled “Life After AI: Will the Future Be Free?” Studies show that many types of industries are affected by the notion of automation, including healthcare, journalism, manufacturing, and transportation. When considering your future, consider the field of Artificial Intelligence… be a part of the change!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Skipping School: Gen Z Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Way
What’s the right choice for you? Gen Zers have a choice to make… whether they should go to college or not. With college expenses so high, as well as the time it takes to complete a four-year degree program, many are opting for trade schools, starting their own businesses, and becoming entrepreneurs. Be sure to weigh ALL of your options before you begin a degree program!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Procrastination: Why Wait?
To wait… or not to wait… Is that the dilemma you find yourself in daily? Is your theory, “Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow?” If this sounds like you, that’s not uncommon, especially when it involves a task we’re not particularly looking forward to. To survive in an online program, you must master the art of time-management! Check this infographic out to see what kind of procrastinator (or learner) you are and some tips for self-improvement.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Adulting 101: How to Think Outside of the Classroom
When we are little tykes, we just want to be grown up. When we get there, we find out it’s harder than we thought. Well, we all have to grow up some time, right? Whether you are going off to college or you’re working from home participating in online distance learning, you should check out our tips for “Adulting 101: How to think outside of the classroom” to ultimately help you succeed inside the classroom!
[INFOGRAPHIC] The Diploma Dilemma
When you begin a college program, are you thinking about quitting? Of course not! Naturally, you have aspirations of earning that degree, getting a good job, and getting on with the rest of your life, right? But, things happen that are sometimes beyond our control; however, some mistakes can be avoided. Check out this infographic to see how you can stay on the path to success!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Micro Credentials
Believe it or not, a college degree may not be enough! How can that be, you ask? Well, true, it may get your foot in the door, but rest assured, in certain occupations, micro-credentials, such as certifications, and continued education opportunities are as equally important for career advancement or perhaps, just to maintain your present position. Don’t be left behind; take the initiative and see how you can complement your degree!
[INFOGRAPHIC] The State and Challenges of Online Education
Are online college degree programs here to stay? Are distance learning programs just as good as the traditional brick and mortar university experience? Do employers approve of online distance learning programs? These and other questions are addressed in our infographic titled, “The State and Challenges of Online Education.” Check it out!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Women’s Studies: Why Female Education Matters
Let’s hear it for GIRL POWER! We all know women can be great leaders! They are often executives of large conglomerates, facilitators of community or state-wide events, policymakers in government, and most importantly perhaps, the matriarchs of the family unit. So, why do some young ladies around the world face challenges when trying to obtain a proper education? Take a look inside of this infographic to find out more so you, too, can follow your dreams, as well as encourage other female students to do the same!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Online Learning and Big Data
If a business has BIG dreams, they should consider using the BIG DATA! Sure, every company must start somewhere, but eventually, if they hope to grow and expand, the field of Big Data can allow them to make the wise business decisions needed for success. Big Data takes note of the facts that matter, such as customer databases, marketing statistics, and everything in between. Can you obtain an online education in the field of Big Data Science? Of course… Get on board as the opportunities in this field are growing by leaps and bounds!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Ever-Changing Minds and Majors
Whose Grandma or Grandpa asked them, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Little boys often respond with a resounding “football player or doctor,” while little girls often reply, “a veterinarian or school teacher.” While some do pursue their dreams, many change their mind as they mature into college students. However, even at the college level, some do not know what path to take, or decide to “change horses in midstream.” Be wise about the decisions that will affect your educational journey. For the best results, get your mind… and your major in sync!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Getting Connected: A Brief History of Online Education
Okay, so what’s your excuse? Dating back as far as 1892, correspondence educational resources have been available. It appears that educators from far back in history have focused on bringing everyone the opportunity to LEARN! Isn’t that awesome?… And today, it’s easier than ever! In 1991, the World Wide Web opened up a whole new venue for learning. In this infographic, take a look at how distance learning formats have changed over the years… and perhaps, what the future holds! Enjoy!
[INFOGRAPHIC] The Future of Online Schools: Technology Leading the Way
The world of learning keeps getting better and better. There are so many new possibilities to expand our skills and knowledge just around the corner thanks to innovative thinkers who are dedicated to the mission of allowing every young adult or professional the chance to better themselves through education. Hats off to them! What does that mean for you? It means that you can find a degree program that will be convenient and flexible for you while you maintain employment or take care of your family. Check out what the future looks like for online learners!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Classroom or Living Room? The Growth of Online Education
You have a choice to make… Online or On-campus? Just like every other decision that you will need to make in your adult life, you must weigh the pros and cons of each. As online learning formats have improved drastically over the years, some students still crave the traditional on-campus experience, while others might prefer learning in the comfort of their home… in their pajamas! Which would you prefer? This infographic titled, “Classroom or Living Room? The Growth of Online Education,” will help you understand how each concept is different, and hopefully will assist you in making the right choice to fit your needs.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Best Workspace for Your Online Major
So, you can take classes from anywhere… that’s the beauty of learning online. That doesn’t mean that just any old space will put you in the right frame of mind to get the best education possible. With an increase in student attendance of online degree programs, particularly in the fields of business, social services, and healthcare, be prepared upon graduation to obtain the position of your dreams!
[INFOGRAPHIC] How Students Cheat Online
Are you a cheater? Well… Let’s hope not! However, if you think you will be tempted or think you can get away with it through your online program… not so fast. First and foremost, if you cheat, you’re really only cheating yourself, right? Secondly, today’s technology won’t allow it… Check out the many ways online learners can expect to be monitored to prevent cheating!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Financial Aid and Online Education
When you think of college, what is the one main concern you have? Most would agree that it is the financial burden that students worry about. Will you be left with a mountain of debt upon graduation? Will your return on your investment pay off? What can you do to curb the cost? There are many options that you can take advantage of; however, your due diligence in seeking financial help is imperative. In this infographic, you will see what you need to successfully complete your FAFSA application… and more!
[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Tell if Online Education is for You
Is an online education for you? It could be… With the expansion of colleges and universities offering a distance learning option to most of their programming, it is certainly easier than ever to attend college. BUT, that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you! There are definitely questions to ask yourself before signing on to any online program. To see if you’re a candidate, check out this infographic!
Hey… we get it! Some people do well on tests, and some do not (and you’re not alone)! Stress and nervousness can be multiplied tenfold when your future relies on it, right? Studying for test-taking can be tedious, although everyone must do it. But when it comes time to actually take the exam, you should prepare mentally for the challenge beforehand. There are steps you can follow to help you stay calm, cool, and collected… and achieve the passing grade you have worked so hard for. Check out our tips for “20 Effective Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before an Exam.” Good luck!
We all get sad, mad, and frustrated at times, no doubt! While those emotions are normal, sometimes, they are exacerbated by the pressures of college coursework, leaving home for the first time, or worrying about the financial costs of attending college. If you feel down and out for an extended period of time, you may be battling depression. Read this article to see exactly what depression is all about and how to combat it. And remember, you’re not alone! Make the most of your college experience… and don’t hesitate to seek help if needed.
YES, exercise is good for our health, whether you are a growing pre-teen or a senior citizen, and every age in between. However, sometimes we “think” we are just too busy, especially if you have final exams around the corner. Just like you study to exercise your brain, physical activity is just as important, but not everyone can get to the gym. What’s the next best thing? Have you tried YOGA? Just give it a try… And, check out our article titled “10 Benefits of Yoga and Exercise Breaks while Studying” to learn more. What have you got to lose?… except the STRESS!
We’ve all heard the expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In the case of an aching back, it’s so true! So, why do we sit with our laptops at a weird angle, with our feet curled up under us, and stooped over it like we have a bad bellyache just to do our computer work? With the popularity of online learning on the rise, without a doubt, students of all ages need to “sit up straight and take notice” of the condition of their back, shoulders, and neck. Are you hurting? Uncomfortable?… Or, feel like you are frozen in place? Check out these tips and exercises designed to help you stay focused on your task… and not your backache!
A lack of sleep makes us grumpy, unpleasant and exhausted. If you are a student, a lack of concentration is bound to happen, leaving you frustrated and mad… and the list goes on! Many factors can hinder one’s sleep. Find out about how to get the proper rest you need to excel in your studies, as well as your everyday life! Wake up feeling good and rejuvenated by following these important tips!
Go take a look in the mirror… Would you hire you? Like it or not, our appearance says a lot about our personality, hygiene habits, and overall well-being. To make a good first impression, you must look the part! Depending on the position you are applying for, be aware prior to the interview what is expected of you in terms of your attire. In most cases, you should listen to your common sense; however, if you need a little help… we’ve got you covered! Take a look at this article titled, “Dressing for Success in Today’s World.” Enjoy!
You finally got that interview, you know what you’re going to wear, you’ve done your research about the company in which you hope to work for, now what? At this point, panic may set in… unless you are prepared! In this article titled, Top 10 Tough Interview Questions and Answers in 2020,” we attempt to warn you about a few questions that interviewers may throw at you. So, don’t have that “deer in the headlights” look on your face… know how to answer them with confidence. This is a must-read!
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS… What’s the beauty of earning your college degree through an online distance learning program in the U.S.? There are many, many reasons, but to an international student, the answer is simple… You can earn any type of degree you want, from anywhere you are, and at any time you please. What could be simpler than that? So, WELCOME. To find a quality degree program that fits your needs, check out these tips!
So, are you kicking around the idea of online learning? Do you like facts… with statistics to back them up? Look no further! Check out these “25 Surprising or Little Known Facts About Online Education in 2020.” Use the convenient “jump-to” links to see the ones that interest you the most. Or, better yet, check them all out!
Do you describe yourself as a “wallflower” or a “social butterfly?” Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, there is a place for you in online learning. Now, granted, some students crave the social aspect of being around others and look forward to that as a part of their “college experience.” If you are of that mindset, a traditional on-campus school may serve you better; however, even so, if you desire the flexibility an online degree program will provide, (but miss being the class clown), you’re in luck! Don’t sit around alone brooding… You can join a Virtual Social Club today!
Some of us have more to say than others… and that’s okay. Our First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, as it should. But, will all schools respect your opinions and allow you to express them freely? In this article titled, “10 Tips for Finding a College that Fosters Free Speech,” you will get helpful ideas on how you can locate the right school for you through careful research and consideration. Know your rights!
While attending college, if you have something to say… should you say it? Well, that’s up to you! However, there are signs you should look out for in a college or university if expressing your opinion is important to you. Why, you ask? Apparently, some schools will not appreciate them. Check out this list of “red flags” to be aware of!
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges students have on their minds is how to pay off student loan debt… and, it’s a legitimate concern, no doubt. But… help is on the way! With some careful planning and helpful advice, you can have it knocked out in no time. Check out our picks for the top 20 tools available today to help you manage your finances; all designed to help you stay on track. Take a look… and the best part, they’re FREE!
Don’t let the cost of attending college derail your dreams… Today, more than ever, there are many ways to finance your college education. Obtaining one or more scholarships is one of the best methods for reducing tuition costs. In addition, there are scholarships that focus on certain degree subjects, women and minorities, or are simply dedicated to online distance learning programs. To see a wide array of scholarship opportunities, read our list of the “25 Best Scholarships for Online College Students.”
Even with scholarships and grants, you may still be left with college expenses after graduation, and that’s not unusual. However, to make it more manageable, most students acquire student loans. In our article, “The Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness,” we outline ways for you to navigate your way through obtaining the right loan for your needs, as well as loan forgiveness options!
If you have a disability, rest assured, you can also obtain a college education just the same as everyone else. An ONLINE option may be of interest to you, as it will give you the flexibility, convenience, and independence you desire. Online program options are designed to relieve the stress of attending on-campus, allowing those with disabilities to attend on their own terms. Please read our piece on “Navigating an Online Education for Students with Disabilities,” if you or someone you know with a disability is considering pursuing a college education. Best of luck to you!
Are you an avid reader? Even if you’re not… you will enjoy these 50 selections that either will help you navigate your way through college, expand your knowledge about religion, culture, and economics, or that focus on science and mathematics. The final section lists some of the greatest literary masterpieces of the past, along with some more recent selections, such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Check them out!
What does success mean to you? What is your American dream? For many, it means obtaining a quality education and putting it to good use. But, how so, you ask? Ideally, self-employment is the ideal way to get ahead! While cutting out the middleman, you can put more profits in your pocket. In this article, we attempt to give you a few ideas of career choices in which self-employment opportunities are easily obtainable. Be your own boss!