Featured Stories

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)

9 Ways Becoming a Freelance Writer has Changed my Life 0

A few years ago I decided it was time for a change in my life. I had taught school for 13 years and something inside was nagging at me, telling me it was time for something new. I took a huge leap of faith out of the routine, predictable life of teaching into a… More

  • July 3, 2014
  • Melanie Kross
  • Masters Degree
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Self employed
  • 10-15 Years
  • $90,000 - 120,000

Hope for every parent and student. 0

My favorite part of my job is building relationships and helping turn on that light. I work in an inner city alternative school. By the time a child ends up in my room that child and his or her parents have been through a lot. Several suspensions, parent meetings and sometimes hearings with… More

  • June 20, 2014
  • Ashley Henson
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Elementary Education

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

The Classroom is a Garden 0

In the first and second grade, I wanted to be a singer, a dancer, an actress, and a model, all at the same time. I was a carefree and affectionate spirit.

My second grade teacher, Mrs. R. was a tall intimidating figure with red hair and a shrill voice who disliked my affinity for the color pink, dresses,… More

  • March 16, 2014
  • Yvette Fraga
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Political Science
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 5-10 Years
  • $50,000 - 70,000

From Lawyer to Explorer 0

From the time I was in kindergarten, I just knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I would always tell people I was going to go to Harvard or Yale. So when I started filling out college applications, I was looking for good pre-law programs.

Now let's rewind a bit. In my junior year of high school, my… More

  • January 20, 2014
  • Danielle Bishop
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Elementary Education
  • University of Charleston (Charleston, WV)
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • 0-2 Years
  • $40,000 - 50,000

NOPE. Not ME. 0

I never wanted to be a teacher. Both of my parents were teachers, and I wanted to be different. I wanted to be special, and as a teen, being a teacher just wasn't it.

I babysat often as a teen. I would bring my "bag of fun" as the kids called it. It had picture books, puppets, crayons, paper,… More

  • January 19, 2014
  • Michele McCall
  • Masters Degree
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Community Consolidated District #46 Grayslake
  • 15-20 Years
  • $50,000 - 70,000

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