To be sure, being a single parent is tough. Not only do you have to be "on" all the time at work, you're also on the go constantly at home. As a professional woman, you have the extra challenge of needing to professionally upgrade your skills from time to time, so how do you attend school when you need to make money to keep the house going and your kids fed? Online education is a great choice, certainly; this allows you to balance work, your busy home life with your children, and your educational needs. There are many advantages for professional women looking to get their degrees at home:
For most students, college is their first introduction to time management. There are papers, exams, study groups and of course, an important social life. Balancing it all and doing so well is important to their success. Finding technology gadgets that can assist in achieving this goal are a lifesaver. Here are five new pieces of technology to help students in class.
The average cost for students taking a degree course in the United States can top $30,000 a year. It's a significant sum that can lead some students having to reach to meet the required payments. A few will benefit from various scholarship and grants, but not all are so lucky. With such overwhelming financial demands on modern students, it is worth considering carefully which degree course to take. Obviously some people will have a "calling" that they just can't ignore. Others who aren't quite so sure about their choice of career may be influenced by courses that can reasonably be anticipated to reward their initial financial commitment with lucrative salaries.
Luxury vacations are a well-deserved reward for those who work hard, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have to break the bank. With the stressful holidays finally over, you may want to reward yourself with your own special holiday, a place where you can go and forget about everything and immerse yourself in foreign sights and sounds. In this article, we'll explore three luxury destinations you might want to look into for that next hard-earned week of paid time off.
Adults have many demands on their time in this era of fast-paced business deals and instant communication. Getting an education is often put on the back burner of things they want to get to one day. Many people have no idea how they will be able to squeeze in enough time to commute to a class without taking away valuable time from their other responsibilities such as work, family and themselves.
The Android operating system allows you to interface directly with a number of blogging platforms. As you may imagine, there are similar apps available for the iPhone and iPad. Instead of buying apps that log into your blog account via a third party program, why not buy the official app for your blogging platform? Among other blogging platforms, the following have released apps that can be used on an iOS (Apple) or Android system: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous and LiveJournal.
Office organization is important for several reasons. As a recent grad or intern, it lets your boss and employer know that you take you job seriously and value items around you. An organized workspace also makes it easier to find things in a pinch. The following techniques will help you easily stay organized in the workplace.
When you're in college you have so many expenses that scholarships and grants often do not cover. Many college students try to work their way through college and find that the hours put in greatly strains their college focus, giving them poorer grades and less of the education that they are paying for.
There are a variety of resources available on self empowerment, from websites to books to self-help courses.
I for one loved the idea of 'owning my power' and the whole concept of self empowerment, but if I am honest, I was never entirely sure what it entailed.
Did it mean that I should be more assertive, true to myself, and focused? Or did I just need to grow some metaphorical balls? Well, I certainly had them, or so I thought.
I did not find out exactly what self empowerment was, until I found myself absolutely devoid of any.
The benefits of online study are numerous: the flexibility to choose when you study, the reduced cost, and the ability to study at home being among the most touted. Is an online degree the right choice for you though? Here are five questions to ask yourself before jumping headlong into online education.
1. What are your goals?
Taking the online route to getting a degree can certainly save you time and money. It can also help you to advance an existing career. The question is whether if those factors weren’t an issue, would you go to a regular college? Do you really want to earn a degree or are you just doing it because it seems easy to do from home? It’s not easy and it requires a generous helping of self motivation, so if your goals aren’t clear enough, there’s every chance you’ll fall by the wayside.
Students choose to study online for a number of reasons, but among the most cited explanations are existing commitments such as a full time job or a family. Online courses are perfect for students in these situations; full time summer internships perhaps not so much. It can, after all, be pretty difficult to gain the blessing of an employer (or a frazzled other half for that matter) to disappear for the entire summer. Fall internships can be the perfect solution for online students as these type of internships typically take place over one or two days a week. It’s not too late either. The Gothamist has only just this week advertised for paid intern positions this Autumn.
With another academic year behind us, summer has made its appearance. No doubt your thoughts have turned to long lie ins and lazy afternoons in the sun. It’s okay to dream, but let’s get back to reality for just a moment. Without the commitment of attending regular classes keeping you busy, summer is a great opportunity to tie up loose ends, get a head start on next year, and generally get all your ducks lined up neatly in a row. Here are just five things you could be doing now to make life easier in the fall.
The benefits of getting a good education are clear. There’s the obvious advantages of improved career prospects, increased earning potential, and a wider range of opportunities. The perhaps not so obvious benefit of higher education is the overall experience; the chance to meet different people, to experience a rich cultural scene, and of course to reap an inordinate amount of personal satisfaction from a job well done. There are indeed a great many valid reasons for getting an education. Whether that education is achieved online or on campus is a matter of choice. The question that remains is does it really have to take up four years (or considerably more) of your life?
There’s little denying the growth of online education in recent years. “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States”, a collaborative survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, shows that almost seven million students take at least one online course. Higher education providers can be seen to be responding to the increased demand with more than 62% of colleges offering a fully online degree option, compared with a little over 32% in 2002. Despite some reservations as to the sustainability of online courses, almost 80% of academic leaders consider that online education learning outcomes equal or surpass those achieved in traditional face-to-face tuition. Those same academic leaders are equally likely to look upon online education favorably as a means of assessing online pedagogy, but what are the benefits for students? Why exactly have almost seven million students taken, at least in part, the online route to their education?
Whether you are eagerly anticipating starting freshman year this fall or choosing an outfit for your graduation, it never hurts to be prepared when it comes to securing work. You might think that landing a job is a simple matter of getting your resume in front of the right people. In today’s competitive job market, things are very rarely that simple. Let’s take a look at five ways that you can improve your chance of career success whatever stage you may be at.
- Take a long hard look at your social media profiles. Try to adopt the viewpoint of a potential employer. Like what you see? It’s not just about removing questionable (ie. drunken) photos of yourself. According to the 2012 Social Job Seeker survey, more than 90% of businesses use or plan to use social media as a recruitment channel. That’s a lot of potential for the candidate who takes the time to ensure their profiles show them in the best possible light. Shout about your achievements and experience, not about how many cocktails you can polish off in an hour.