Featured Stories

The Client Isn't Always Right 0

When I first started college, it was during the economic crises. Although my original plan was to become a history teacher, I fell in love with economics and began taking courses. Through the lens of economics, I viewed a world where everything was made up of opportunity costs and regulations. This… More

  • July 23, 2014
  • Courtney
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Economics
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
  • Self-Employed/Freelance Content Creation
  • 3-5 Years
  • $30,000 - 40,000

Job Security by Working Globally 0

When I tell someone that I am a writer, it conjures up images of late night espresso and mornings spent contemplating characters for a new novel. Although there are many benefits to my position, the reality is far different than the common image. I am not a starving writer, but I also do not spend my days… More

  • July 23, 2014
  • Courtney
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • History
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
  • Self-Employed
  • 3-5 Years
  • $30,000 - 40,000

Night Thoughts of a Teacher 1

Where do your thoughts go when you cannot sleep at night? What do you think about in the quiet hush of the evening? I am a teacher and I can tell you what is on my mind. As the wind howls outside and the dark shadows dance in the hallway, I am thinking of "my" kids. I pull the covers up… More

  • July 22, 2014
  • Kelly Skiba
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Elementary Education
  • 15-20 Years

The Best Part Is Proving Them Wrong 0

I just survived the worst year of my teaching career. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for any 'regular' teaching position.

I teach special ed, and not just any special ed, but the Functional Curriculum. That means I have the lowest performers.… More

  • July 22, 2014
  • April Schoffstall
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Special Education
  • 3-5 Years

Fashion: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 1

"Glamour" often pops up top of mind when people think about fashion. It's the word I envisioned the field to encapsulate, too. After working in fashion for 5-plus years, though, I can tell you that while magical moments certainly exist, there's a lot of down-and-dirty hard… More

  • July 3, 2014
  • TT
  • Masters Degree
  • Fashion
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School 1

Commit to aggressive and attainable objectives. The way to keep a job is to know what achievement looks like. Function with a state of mind that reflects a meritocracy. Then deliver more than others. That's as opposed to showing a sense of privilege -- regardless of how proud you… More

  • June 17, 2014
  • Sandy Klocinski
  • Associate Degrees
  • Accounting
  • Davis College (Toledo, OH)
  • Retired
  • $50,000 - 70,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling 2

I can start by saying I like my job but..... is the debt I gained worth the job? The answer is NO! As a vocational rehabilitation counselor I assist clients with disabilities with becoming independent and going to work with an overall objective of being independent.

Problem is nobody told me… More

  • April 15, 2014
  • That Girl
  • Masters Degree
  • Educational Counseling
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
  • 3-5 Years
  • $30,000 - 40,000

Choosing My Degree 0

As a young person choosing my area of study, I chose something that I was passionate about at the time, I chose a degree in Communications and Public Relations, I felt that I was a great communicator and had the ability to be a fixer, as I went through the courses that were required for my degree I realized… More

  • December 21, 2013
  • Kim T
  • Masters Degree
  • Human Resources

Can You Afford a Doctoral Degree? 1

The short answer is: Almost definitely not.

I got a PhD because I really liked school. I loved to read and I loved literature and, after only two years in the working world, I was bored by my job and ready for something better.

So I went to graduate school.

I was fairly smart about it – I got a good… More

  • October 30, 2013
  • LizzyL
  • Doctorate Degrees
  • Liberal Arts
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • 5-10 Years