Archive | February, 2009

E-Learning Boosts Your Bottom Line

Posted on 28 February 2009

Colleges and universities have long offered classes at night, on the weekends, and off campus to accommodate hectic schedules and make college education more attainable. But now you can earn specialized certificates and degrees without ever setting foot inside a classroom. Between 75 and 80 percent of all colleges and universities across the U.S. have [...]

Succeeding Without a Traditional Business Degree

Posted on 26 February 2009

You don’t need a Harvard MBA anymore, at least not for major career success. Many senior corporate stars have taken a very unorthodox academic route on their way to the top, experts say. Or they ditched the idea of getting a college degree entirely. Don’t Fence Me In Of course, a Harvard MBA (or equivalent [...]

The EMBA Story

Posted on 25 February 2009

Are you ready to make an executive decision? Choosing an executive MBA program is like picking a mutual fund. There are so many choices that you have the nagging feeling that maybe you’ll choose the wrong one. Where should you begin? First and foremost, know what you hope to accomplish with an EMBA. Then do [...]

A Higher Degree Can Open Doors to Many Opportunities.

Posted on 24 February 2009

So you’re thinking about graduate school? Returning to the classroom to earn a Master’s degree? Before you grab your letter jacket from the closet and dust off the old backpack, consider everything that comes with a return to higher learning. A Master’s is a serious commitment and a sacrifice of both time and money. It’s [...]

The Changing Face of College

Posted on 23 February 2009

Older Americans are returning to school in droves. Today’s college student may be any age from 20 to 100. And, if advances in longevity and genomics keep up, 150-year-olds may soon be found taking notes alongside their great-great-grandchildren in Psych 101. Even today, you can find an amazing diversity of ages in almost any college [...]

The Right Online Learning Program

Posted on 22 February 2009

You are an intelligent, ambitious person, but you didn’t have the money or inclination to go to college after high school. Or maybe you did attend college, but your degree is in an area that doesn’t interest you anymore or is leading your career nowhere. Either way, you are stuck in a job that you [...]

Proud to Be a Geek

Posted on 21 February 2009

Inside an elite squad of computer technicians. Bill Gates might be offended if you called him a geek, but 31-year-old Robert Stephens would not. Though Gates put the word into the everyday lexicon, Stephens has truly elevated the “geek” to cool status. Stephens is much more than a computer guy. He bills himself as “Chief [...]

Blind Photographer Learns to Live Her Dream

Posted on 20 February 2009

Traci Parks had a typical dilemma. She went to college to pursue her ideal profession, but eventually realized that she wanted to do something else. In her case, that ‘something else’ was photography. Which is not so typical, because Parks is legally blind. In fact, she knew about her degenerative myopia even before making the [...]

Cyber-Sleuth Combs Computers for Evidence

Posted on 20 February 2009

On December 11, 1999, the Maranatha Christian Journal reported “South Dakota Pastor to Go on Trial for Murder.” Rev. William Guthrie, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was jailed without bond and charged with the first-degree murder of his wife, Sharon Guthrie. She had been found dead in the bathtub of their home. An [...]

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Corporate Hero Worship

Posted on 19 February 2009

American workers look up to these pioneers. America loves heroes. Whether it’s Benjamin Franklin, Christopher Columbus, or Amelia Earhart, these unconventional people achieved extraordinary feats and in the process changed the course of history and our lives. What about heroes in the business world? Though none have supernatural powers, these modern heroes have reached the [...]