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Careers in Renewable Energy

March 12, 2014 By: Chad Category: Advancing your career No Comments →


As solar energy becomes more cost effective, the need for solar technicians will increase. Solar power is unlimited and can supply energy to heat water, power streetlights, and air condition and heat residences and commercial buildings.

Though some geographic areas are more optimally suited for solar energy, due to the ubiquitous presence of sunlight, any area can potentially benefit from it. Photovoltaic solar panels convert sunlight directly into electricity. A number of these panels are arranged on a solar panel to form an array. The relatively high cost of manufacturing and installing solar panels has been responsible for the limited use of solar energy until now, but as technology and production efficiency improve, costs will plummet and the use of solar energy will continue to expand. (more…)

Valuable Skills for a Valuable Career Path in Healthcare

March 03, 2014 By: Chad Category: Advancing your career, College Major Info No Comments →


Healthcare is an interesting and varied field, one that has no shortage of entry-level positions for qualified professionals. Most medical professionals learn a number of different valuable skills that they will need throughout their careers, and the training to become a medical assistant can provide you with the skills needed to go anywhere within the industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the healthcare industry will add more jobs than any other industry between now and 2018, and one of the factors that will contribute to that growth is medical assistant employment. (more…)

Vital Information for Anyone Who Wants to Become a Police Officer

February 28, 2014 By: Chad Category: Advancing your career, College Major Info No Comments →


Becoming a law enforcement agent is an admirable objective. Taking a position as a protector of your community, not surprisingly, is going to require perseverance and preparation. So many applicants spend years trying to find placement in law enforcement, not realizing that the lack of one small piece of information has been holding them back the entire time. Don’t let these issues hold you back: (more…)

Recession 101: College Applications and Shallow Bank Accounts

November 24, 2008 By: Category: Admissions insider, Advancing your career, Application tips, Best College Tips, Choosing a College, Get into College, The financial insider, Top Stories 1 Comment →

During this time of economic volatility, we are all beginning to realize that life as we know it will forever be different. But that doesn’t change the ever-present questions on the mind of most high school seniors: What are my college options? What colleges should I apply to? Do I want my parents to foot the bill for an expensive education?

So what exactly should you do to gain access to the best college opportunities during this uncertain time?



Skills for the 21st Century Economy

April 01, 2008 By: Category: Advancing your career, Employment trends, The Nontraditional Student No Comments →

With a looming recession in the news, you might be wondering:  Will I be able to get a job after college?  Or, if you are already working, will I loose my job in this economy?  Well, you probably better start thinking about what skills you’ll need for the 21st Century. (more…)