Why I Don’t Tell People To Go To College Anymore

Why I Don’t Tell People To Go To College Anymore

The heavy breath was shaky as it struggled to push out words that were too nervous to reach my ears. There was a brief pause before my friend revealed her confession. “Jas, I don’t think college is for me.”

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Learn By Doing: Graduating Into “The Real World”

My time spent at Cal Poly Pomona had taught me a lot of things. Among the incredibly valuable information that I have gathered, I have learned how to bs presentations during my brief stint as an architecture student, I learned how to write a fairly decent 20-page-paper in one night, and I learned everything else [...]

“G” is for Grad School

Everyone thinks they have an idea about what grad school is going to be like. They know that they will end up writing. A Lot. They know that there is a ton of research involved, and that they will be able to focus on the academic subject that they really care about.  But what they [...]

Massive Online Classes A Distraction?

Massive Online Classes A Distraction?

I keep a tab open on my laptop that tracks higher education updates on Google News. The majority of the time I become frustrated with articles about budget cuts and opinions on the infamous question of whether it’s worth it financially to get a college degree from a four year university.  The other day, however, [...]

How Technology Will Impact Higher Education

How Technology Will Impact Higher Education

As published by Examiner.com Smart phones, tablets, laptops and social media have changed the way we function in our lives and in society. They have made connecting with people and the world around us easier, and have created a new way of communicating. Because this change in the way we interact with each other has [...]

High-tech Education in Obama’s State of the Union Address

High-tech Education in Obama’s State of the Union Address

As published by Examiner.com Propositions for pushing better strategies for climate control, the discussion of gun laws and immigration reform were just some of the topics President Obama spoke about during the State of the Union Address Tuesday night in Washington. The speech given by Obama showed a sterner president pushing for Congress to come [...]

Passage of Prop 30 Is Giving You Back Your Money

Passage of Prop 30 Is Giving You Back Your Money

California university and college students--parents of those California university and college students. Remember at the beginning of this academic school year when you had to pay more tuition because of the state's huge deficit. Well we still have the deficit but you may be receiving some of that money back in your pocket. Unless I [...]

What’s on the Ballot in California?- Part 2

There is more to this year’s election than selecting the President of the United States. (There is also more than just Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on the ballot as well but that’s another discussion entirely). Along with individuals electing officials from party-nominated, voter-nominated and nonpartisan offices at the district, city, state and national levels, [...]

What’s on the Ballot in California?- Part 1

There is more to this year’s election than selecting the President of the United States. (There is also more than just Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on the ballot as well but that’s another discussion entirely). Along with individuals electing officials from party-nominated, voter-nominated and nonpartisan offices at the district, city, state and national levels, [...]

Job Experience Vs. Higher Education

A post from the archives... I had just come home from a long day at work at my minimum wage paying department store job when I was confronted with this question on a website that I had happened to stumble upon: Considering the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and the student loans which many college [...]