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George Washington University (GWU) recently became one of the top institutions in the U.S to make standardized tests optional for admissions. As the testing wars continue to generate intense and contentious debates in education circles, is the move by GWU going to be a trend or just a one off? Read more here.
The rising cost of higher education in America has led some students to consider overseas options, especially Germany, which offers free college tuition. This is a list of countries where students face the highest tuition rates. The United States tops the list with average tuition around $25,000. On the other hand, Asian countries have the lowest t...
I am almost sure we all have at one point had to take on a leadership role in some capacity. Being a leader at any level, whether it’s a JV basketball team captain or CEO of a Fortune 500 company requires an ability to effectively communicate. An ability to effectively communicate can resolve many issues almost immediately and also prevent it from exacerbating into something far worse. For instance, a CEO’s ability to communicate with his stockholders, the press and general public during a major crisis could ultimately determine the very future of that company. Forbes, as ever,
Going to college has become a major event as those four years greatly affect your life after. In other words, the decision we make while attending college is very impactful by the time we graduate. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive , picking a major in college and your performance can determine whether you will be employed after graduation. Are you currently employed in your area of study? Are you enjoying your career?
Going to college can be both challenging and fun. However, paying back college loans is becoming a greater challenger to some graduates, especially those who are unable to find a job within the traditional grace period given after graduation. I found this interesting piece on lending practices. It brought to light many things college students fail to know about their borrowings before their leave college.
The edtech market continues to boom as schools and administrators continue to find ways to integrate technology into the classroom and student learning. In 2013, spending on technology was estimated at $13 billion. This figure is expected to soar in the coming years. All this sounds like great news for education as it means there is a lot of tools and application for students, parents and administrators to choose from. Despite the broad interest and financial investments in educational technology, are stakeholders receiving bang for buck?
Whenever I hear news of a new app or tool, I just picture someone coming up with an idea, implementing it and becoming super rich in the process (i.e. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum). It seems my notion of innovation might be wrong. This piece notes that innovation often consists of team work and collaborative thinking. Innovations are the product of multiple years of steps and brainstorming ideas taken within one or multiple organizations. The idea o...
Education is considered a path for young adults to make something of themselves. Sarpong's recent blog post talked about the financial risks of attending college, especially if it does not lead to a job after graduation. It seems a lot of recent billionaires do not finish college. Therefore, one can argue that the opportunity cost of attending college is the chance you lose to start a business and become wealthy. This article supports the idea of self education and expands on...
Have you ever wished you chose a different career path? According to a study on people's career choices, it seems that many people venture into careers not because of interest but financial gain. However, financial gains often come with the headache of working at a place you don't want to be. For the most part, some people may not be able to do anything about their previous career decision as it may require them to learn a new skill or relocate. My biggest fear thus far is not been able to explore my interests becau...
As we enter the New Year, prospective college students prepare to fill out their FAFSA. However, many students often find themselves spending more money towards their tuition than they can afford due to various reasons. This piece shares five mistakes that can take students from spending almost nothing on college tuition, to paying it all by themselves. One reason is that certain parents often fail to provide their children with all the necessary infor...