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Beware of These 26 Worst College Majors

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Jun 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make while you’re in college (or even before you begin) is what you’ll want to major in. When you choose a major, you might primarily think about your academic interests or long-term career goals. But perhaps you’re concerned about more practical matters, like employment and earnings opportunities.

If you want to scope out majors that will make it more difficult for you to be professionally successful in the long run, you’ve come to the right place. Here, I’ll lay out what makes a major “bad” before listing the worst college majors in a variety of categories (like worst paying majors, majors with the highest unemployment rates, and lowest value majors). Keep in mind, however, that these can still be great subjects to study.

Already majoring in one of the subjects on this list or planning to in the future? Don’t worry - that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to professional failure. At the end, I’ll list tips and strategies for success if you’ve decided to pursue one of the majors on these lists.

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The 10 Best Fashion Schools: What Makes Them Great

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Jun 17, 2016 10:00:00 PM

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Thinking about entering the fashion industry? You’re in for a fun, challenging career path. If you want to be well-prepared to enter any area of fashion - whether it’s the design side or the business side - an education at a well-reputed school will definitely be helpful.

Before getting into the list of best fashion schools, I’ll talk a bit about why you might want to attend a fashion school and how I compiled these rankings.

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29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jun 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Generally, the better your grades, the more college options you'll have. However, some students are under the false impression that you need to get straight A's to get into a wonderful college. Students stress and worry that a few B's will sentence them to an inferior university.

Fortunately, you don't have to worry that getting B's will prevent you from going to a good school. There are a number of excellent colleges that admit B students. In this article, I'll provide a list of 29 of the best colleges for B students. Furthermore, I'll let you know how to find a good college for you if you're a B student.

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Should I Study One of These Highest Paying College Majors?

Posted by Justin Berkman | May 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

College Info

One of the primary reasons people go to college is to be able to eventually land a stable job that offers a quality income. However, not all college degrees are created equally. Some majors usually lead to jobs that pay extremely well, and some majors often lead to jobs that don't.

In this article, I'll go over the top paying majors. Additionally, I'll explain how much the pursuit of money should influence your choice of major and how to make a decent living regardless of what you study in college.

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How to Become a Lawyer: Complete Guide

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 21, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Other High School, College Info

Law is one of the toughest trades to break into - there’s a lot of competition out there, and there’s a lot at stake (law school isn’t exactly cheap). If you’re interested in entering the legal profession, you should be well-informed about everything it takes to become a lawyer.

Here, I’ll go through all the steps of how to become a lawyer. Before I jump into that, however, I’ll begin by touching briefly on what the job market looks like for lawyers both now and in the future.

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How to Get Into a BS/MD Program: Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Justin Berkman | May 12, 2016 10:00:00 PM

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Is your goal to become a doctor? Do you want to put yourself on a fast track to medical school and making your dream a reality? If so, you may want to consider applying for a BS/MD program.

In this article, I'll explain what these programs are and go over exactly how to get into a BS/MD program, so that you can be one step closer to your dream of becoming a doctor.

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How to Become a Teacher: Expert Career Guide

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Apr 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Other High School, College Info

What’s more exciting than educating a new generation of students? If you’re interested in becoming a teacher and want some information about how to succeed in this profession, you’re in the right place. Here, I’ll walk you through how to become a teacher, explaining the steps you need to take in high school, college, and beyond.

First, though, I’ll touch briefly on the occupational outlook for teachers in the US - this way, you’ll be informed about projected job availability and income levels before jumping in.

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The 12 Best Journalism Schools

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Apr 29, 2016 11:00:00 PM

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When you have a niche interest like journalism, it can be difficult to find reliable information on the strength of undergraduate programs. To help you get your college search going, we’ve rounded up a list of the best journalism schools out there for aspiring writers, editors, and reporters.

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How to Use College Scorecard: Find the Right School for You

Posted by Justin Berkman | Apr 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM

College Info

Figuring out which colleges to apply to and selecting a college to attend can feel overwhelming. How do you narrow down your college search from the thousands of college options? How do you figure out if a school is preparing its students for future success? How do you determine whether a college is worth its cost?

College Scorecard is a website developed by the government to help you answer these questions. It provides extensive information on colleges to help you evaluate them and aid you in your college search.

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Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Posted by Justin Berkman | Apr 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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Getting into an elite college is becoming increasingly harder, and many students (and their parents) place tremendous stress on themselves to try to do all they can to get into one of the most prestigious colleges. They believe that graduating from a top college will allow them to have a more prosperous future.

While it’s undeniable that elite colleges attract the highest caliber of student, there’s still debate about whether these colleges directly impact professional outcomes. So really, does it matter where you go to college? In this article, I’ll explore the impact of attending an elite institution. While it’s extremely difficult to compare the educational and social impact of one college versus another, we can try to determine the influence a specific college has on one’s professional future.

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The 25 Best US Colleges for International Students

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Apr 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

College Info

Record numbers of international students are applying to and enrolling in US schools (almost 975,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 2014-2015, to be exact). There are so many colleges and universities in the US, though, that it can be tough to know where to start, especially if you’re applying from out of the country.

In this post, I’ll lay out some of the best universities for international students. Whether you’re looking for generous financial aid, large international populations, or special international programs, we’ve got you covered.

Finally, I’ll lay out the five most important steps you need to take if you want to go to school in the US, straight from the State Department.

Let’s get started! 

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The 13 Best Campus Jobs for College Students

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Feb 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Financial Aid, College Info

There are a lot of benefits to having a job while you’re a college student (besides just the extra cash, of course). Some of the most convenient jobs available are located right on campus.

In this article, I’ll do a deep dive into the benefits of having a job in college before talking about exactly what you should look for to find good jobs for college students. Then I’ll get to the good stuff: a list of the best jobs out there and how to get one for yourself. Read on to learn more!

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The 49 Cheapest Colleges in California

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 28, 2016 8:30:00 PM

College Info

College is expensive, and it's prudent to consider how much you're going to have to pay before you decide to attend a particular school. While cost shouldn't be the sole determining factor in your college decision, it's an important one.

In this article, I'll give you a list of the cheapest colleges in California. Furthermore, I'll provide the prices of the top public and private colleges in California, explain college costs, and let you know how finances should influence your college decision.

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What Is EOP? Your Guide to Educational Opportunity Programs

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 9, 2016 12:00:00 PM

College Info

 

Traditionally, low-income students have been excluded from higher education, or they have faced obstacles that make graduating from college extremely difficult. Programs like the Educational Opportunity Program are designed to provide the necessary support to disadvantaged students to enable their success in college and beyond.

In this article, I’ll describe EOP, detail the advantages of participating in an Educational Opportunity Program, and let you know how to enroll.

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Ivy League Rankings: What Do They Really Mean?

Posted by Justin Berkman | Dec 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Ivy League colleges are often viewed as the gold standard of colleges in the US and worldwide. While most people know that all Ivy League schools are good, which are the best Ivy League schools? Now you can find out with my exclusive 2016 Ivy League rankings. Get excited!

In this article, I'll rank the Ivy League schools. Furthermore, I'll describe what makes the Ivy League unique, explain how to find the Ivy League school that's right for you, and give you advice on how to decide if you should pursue an Ivy League education.

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