Author Archives: Sarah Cotton
Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit is a free online course from Kaplan Open Learning that walks the student through the process of claiming college credit for learning that has taken place outside the classroom. Dr. Wade Dyke discusses the benefits of this kind of online learning in helping today’s students keep down the cost of their college education.
Mechanical Engineering Has Never Been So Attractive The Big Bang Theory we are talking about here is the American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, centered on the antics of several college-age physicists and engineers working at the University of Caltech. I used to study engineering and landed in this field through an […]
Dealing with student debt and loan payment can be terrifying. Often, it requires quite the lifestyle change. That being said, with the proper information and a solid budgeting system, paying off student loans can actually be rather painless. The trick is being well-informed. Kirstin Le Grice, staff writer for CollegeFocus, shares four pieces of advice to help you understand […]
There are many great reasons to go to graduate school. Getting your Masters degree or Ph.D can help you advance in your career and typically results in a salary raise. Even if your goals aren’t career-based, personal educational growth is always a valuable investment. However, graduate programs can be expensive – here is a list […]
In this interview Dr. Charles Severence, professor and MOOC creator, shares his insights into what makes a good MOOC, or massive open online course, so that students and teachers alike can benefit from a successful learning experience.
On July 1, the interest rate on federal subsidized Stafford Loans doubled 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Back in 2007, Congress passed a law that allowed student loan interest rates to progressively drop from the original 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent over the course of five years. In 2012, it was time to decide what would happen to the […]
It was 1964 when Bob Dylan released his hit, “The Times They Are a-Changin.” Here we are, almost 50 years later, and boy they just keep a-changin’. Dylan may not have been referring to the job search, but his words sure ring true when it comes to the younger generation seeking not just a job, but the job. […]
Changing careers can seem frightening. In fact, many people choose to ignore their desire to change careers, simply because they don’t want to go through the hassle, no matter how unhappy they might be. Switching careers takes risk, courage, and a lot of thought. But, for those who are currently staring at their computer screen and […]
From the team at StudentAdvisor, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy fourth of July! We would also like to thank our military men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. Celebrate your own Independence Day by checking out these awesome scholarships to help you pay for your education. These are just a […]