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How to choose a degree program that will prepare you for a good job

According to a 2018 Gallup survey, 58 percent of U.S. adults cite job and career outcomes as their primary motivations for pursuing higher education. So, if you’re considering enrolling in a college program, chances are good that you believe that a degree is the best way to secure a good job and a stable future.Read More...

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

What do insurance underwriters, short-order cooks, bank tellers, and lab technicians have in common? According to Oxford University, they’re all working in jobs that have at least a 90 percent chance of being automated.   At first glance, that’s an intimidating statistic. If four jobs that require such vastly different skills are all at highRead More...

Designing a new kind of two-year degree program for working adults

It’s no secret that a college degree can significantly improve your job prospects. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate’s degree could boost a high school graduate’s earnings by about 20 percent, and reduce their risk of unemployment by 25 percent. And yet, only about 40 percent of Americans haveRead More...