Tag Archive: lifelong learning

Dec 07

What Parents Can Do To Foster A Lifetime Love Of Learning-Are you doing enough?

Over the many years I have been consulting with students, the one thing that is often the missing ingredient to their admissions prospects and lifetime goals, is a love of learning. The focus tends to be on grades to the almost exclusion of pure curiosity and learning for its own sake. A love of learning …

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Aug 10

Thinking Of A Liberal Arts Degree?

“Is a liberal arts degree worth it?… Does that kind of broad-ranging, historically conscious, inquiry-based study really lead to a job? In our knowledge-based economy, the basic skill for everyone to learn is how to keep learning. Many of the good jobs of the future don’t even exist yet. In this ever-changing, global economy, a …

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Jan 26

The 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in …

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Sep 17

Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

From Harvey Mudd to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduates with bachelor’s degrees from these colleges and universities earn the highest salaries in the country, according to PayScale.com. Read more by clicking here.

Aug 18

Choose Your Professors Wisely

 The quality of professors is essential to a student’s future!  Take introductory courses with engaging professors!This applies to high school students too.  “Faculty determine students’ taste for academic fields by acting as gatekeepers, either by welcoming them into an area of knowledge, encouraging and inspiring them to explore it, or by raising the costs of …

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Jul 08

You Must Take Notes Most of the Time

You heard me right! I work with many students and those who take notes turn out to be the most effective and therefore, successful. It’s a simple concept. By writing, we learn, we understand, and we remember. Although, one could argue that not everyone learns the same way, I would agree; however, for most people, …

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May 29

Today’s graduates will need to be flexible…

The New Case for Liberal Arts The international market is beginning to see the value of a liberal arts education and many countries including England are changing their systems to reflect the U.S. higher education system and including the liberal arts.   “Four years later I graduated with a degree in philosophy and English — …

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May 06

College: A Journey or Destination?

Martha O’Connell, executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, says, “Too often the college search includes the flawed approach of using rankings that tout the statistics of the entering class, rather than focusing on what happens during the four years that students are enrolled.” See if you agree. Read more at this site: http://nyti.ms/XI5Upc

Apr 29

Take Online Courses To Learn About Subjects and Universities

High school students who take massive open online courses, or MOOCs, may strengthen their academic resumes while getting a feel for what each prospective college has to offer. Maybe there’s a course that interests you. Click here for more information.

Jan 14

How to Choose a College

This is an excellent NY Times opinion article on choosing a college. It offers lots of wisdom and information from which to learn. Here are some of the highlights: “And if she’s like most of my peers when I was her age, she’ll wind up picking one that gives her a sense of comfort, of …

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