Six tips for boosting back-to-school success
Excitement, anticipation, anxiety - back-to-school time is filled with many emotions for both kids and parents. By planning ahead, parents can make gearing up for the start of the school year a fun experience that eases the transition while boosting enthusiasm.
Top 10 tips for personal and property safety on campus
It's time to start back-to-college planning, buying school supplies and preparing for move-in day at campuses around the country. Students will be living independently, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the college experience has to offer. However, young adults on their own - many for the first time - can be unf...
What makes a career college different than a traditional college?
Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation. If you're thinking about enrolling in college...
How to score the perfect internship
The growth of a college student from the first year of instruction to the final days as an undergraduate is immeasurable. But what happens in the time between these two milestones? Book reading, paper writing and party going generally make the list, but employers are telling us to add another item - practical on-the-job ...
Looking for variety at work? Try occupational therapy
Occupational therapy is often a misunderstood profession in the health care industry. It is not about getting people in the right jobs, as the word "occupational" suggests, but rather helping patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for working and daily living. Occupational therapists work with a variety...
What it takes to be a private investigator
TV and movie portrayals of real professions tend to be less than realistic, and the job of private investigator is no exception. But just because you won't solve every case between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays doesn't mean that becoming a private investigator isn't for you. Here's what it really takes to be a private invest...
Tips for preparing and proofreading the perfect resume
In today's competitive job market, employers can receive literally hundreds of responses to a posted job. A resume often creates the first impression a prospective employer will form about each candidate - and that first impression forms quickly. A resume is an important marketing tool that introduces you to a prospectiv...
A career in nursing can be fulfilling
If you are searching for a career that offers many opportunities, take a close look at the nursing profession. Nursing is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2020, as reported in the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A degree in nursing offers mor...
Add a global twist to your summer fun
Summer doesn't have to mean taking a break from learning. In fact, you can use this vacation season to help your kids explore new customs and add a global twist to their summer fun. Whether toddlers, teens or somewhere in between, you don't have to trot the globe to open their minds and imaginations to the world. Here ar...
Five steps to impact community health positively through education
Health education is a rewarding career for many. You don't have to be a doctor or a nurse to become involved. It takes professionals in accounting, research, law and administration - as well as individuals who enjoy working with people - all collaborating to improve the well-being of others. Why care about community heal...