Discover the Truth About For-Profit Colleges

The popularity of for-profit colleges, e.g., Capella University, DeVry University and University of Phoenix may pose a conflicting dilemma for many parents. Some fear that their child may not receive a legitimate degree upon graduation. In this article, I will answer some common questions about these schools. I hope that with this additional information you will have the tools to help your child make the best decision for his or her education.

If for-profit colleges are often much more expensive and in some cases have bad reputations when compared to public universities, why are so many people enrolling?

There are three main reasons: advertising, customer service and fast degrees. Many of these schools are owned by large corporations with huge marketing budgets. As a result, they can use aggressive and expensive recruitment campaigns that utilize radio, flyers, side-walk sales agents, newspapers, public transportation and TV. Some pay internet search engines to be listed as first picks when people conduct searches. Some of the search phrases they have paid for are “top colleges”, “online colleges” and “top accredited schools.”

In order to stay in business for-profit colleges need to implement prompt attentive customer service in the admissions and financial-aid process. They understand that these processes can be intimidating and daunting for most people. For-profit colleges make it their business to streamline the process. They make it a priority to enroll students as quickly as possible. They also work closely with students to help them receive every type of grant and loan, they are eligible for. Most schools have open enrollment and do not have admissions tests. This adds to the ease of entry and simplifies the college application.

Many of the students who attend these schools need to either keep their current jobs or find employment as quickly as possible. For- profit colleges offer and market accelerated programs, online classes, and hybrid courses (online plus a few on-campus meetings) to accommodate the different needs of its clients. Many schools take life and work experience into consideration when determining what classes someone will need to graduate. They also allow students to test out of classes and often allow military personnel to convert military classes and training into college credits. These conveniences have attracted many people.

Are for-profit colleges accredited?

The short answer is yes; however, some accreditations can be worthless. Many for-profit institutions have national accreditation rather than regional accreditation. Regionally accredited schools are generally academically oriented, non-profit institutions. Nationally accredited schools are predominantly for-profit and offer vocational, career, or technical programs. Many regionally accredited schools will not accept transfer credits earned at a nationally accredited school. Make sure you ask an admissions representative whether they are regionally or nationally accredited. If a school tells you, they are in the process of seeking accreditation; you should consider enrollment after they have been accredited.

Some schools have made misrepresentations concerning their accreditation status to entice students to enroll. In order to protect your child, I would confirm the school’s accreditation before enrolling. The …

When Should You Get Freedom To Choose Your Career?

The protective and affectionate layers of parents upon their kids are essential conditions of healthy growth of a person. But this protective shell should be loosing by and by as the child grows. It has been a vital issue that when a child can be allowed to take their own decision. The age at which children take decision for their career initiation has really very unpredictable maturity level. No doubt parents do not trust their children which results in conflicts between parents and their teenager-children.

There is no fixed age as it depends on maturity level of a child and it differs from child to child. The factors that make a person matured are:

Influence of others opinions: Are you influenced by others opinion very easily? Being very lenient to others opinion is not good. Listening to others suggestions and respecting others views are one thing and making final decision is another. On the contradictory being over stub born is also not good.

Self Assessment: How much you know your capacity is very critical part. Everyone is blessed with some special quality and everyone is different from another. It is not necessary that if your friend is good in some field then you will be good in the same field. And copying others always spoils your own decision making capacity. Just try to find out in which field you are good. If some field fascinates you then find out the reason of your interest.

Confidence and Consistency: This is the most important factor. Your self confidence can make you successful in new and strange fields too. Besides you should be consistent with your thoughts.

Practical Thinking: Some fields require huge amount of investment and students having less financial resources that can not bear that. So being practical is also a good advice. However there are many financial aids available to help needy students. So for higher education this should not be a limiting factor as students earn from part-time jobs too.

If you qualify all of these criteria then you really deserve the freedom of choosing your own career and life style. …

Work From Home Guide: Choosing Freelancing As a Career

Have you already tried risking your time, money, and effort just to reach your own goal? Probably some of us have done it but still didn’t get the result we desired. We all dream that we can travel and enjoy the gift of life that God has given. Isn’t it beautiful if we can share more time and have enjoyable moments with our loved ones? Yes, I know what you’re thinking right now. The eagerness and determination that someday your dreams will come true at last.

As of now, poverty is still visible in our country. Many families experience hunger because of unemployment. There are graduates who unable to achieve their profession due to a high level of competitiveness. Every day, we suffer in traffic just to get to our offices. These are the situations that we cannot afford to set aside. But we Filipinos are born with a brave heart and wise instincts. So, many strategies were performed just for survival.

Maybe some have tried to search “how to make money fast” or “how to make money online” to the internet. And guess what? That leads you to what they so-called “freelancing.” It is also known as work from home job. According to BusinessDictionary, freelance means working on a contract basis for a variety of companies. There are some benefits that you can enjoy as a freelancer.

Benefits of Freelancing

Free from Office Slavery

You can finally go out from the traditional working from the office job. You can work in the comfort of your home. Free from the rules that choke us as an employee.

Self-management

You can manage your time more if you are working from home. You can maintain a balanced life between work and for the family.

Health Control

You’re less likely to get sick since you deal with the clients remotely. You don’t have to deal with the traffic every day or face the fast-changing weather in our country.

Higher Salary Rate

Most of us consider the work based on salary. With freelancing, you can earn dollars which can benefit you as a person with desired needs as well to your family.

Aren’t you infatuated? You can start freelancing as part-time for additional income or make it as a full-time opportunity. But you must consider first is how you prepare yourself for the new chosen career.

Preparation for Freelancing Job

Make an Investment

As what mentioned earlier, you have to risk your money and effort for this job. Computer and reliable internet is a must. It will benefit you in the end, just remember what your goals are.

Enhance English Language Skills

Clients need a person with a good verbal and written English skills. You can buy a dictionary for bigger vocabulary. Try to read books and watch Hollywood movies. Being aware of your grammar is also important, so don’t leave it behind.

Make Yourself Ready

Here, you can encounter new things or new knowledge. You must be open-minded and try to explore. Learning …

Smartpens – Best Gift For College Goers?

Finally, the technology has reached the dull, boring and dry classes. And going to classes and attending lectures is no longer a nerdy business rather it's all fun and most importantly uber-cool! After all, flaunting a stylish and sexy little pen on your shirt-pocket earns you brownie points. And no, it's not an ordinary pen. We are talking about smartpens-the most sought after gadget!

The fever is catching up like an epidemic especially among the college goers! What's so special about them? Livescribe Pulse SmartPen, an example of a smartpen-a pen that not only writes but also records the audio sessions and play them back when you need. Technically speaking, the pen captures the strokes or the movements of the pen with an infrared camera as you write. It comes with a special notebook which papers have dots on it that are barely visible. The papers of the notebook has special options on it like "play", "stop", "pause", "record" etc. They also have a calculator on them. Enter your math expression by tapping on the paper and the answer would pop on the screen of the pen.

The USP of this gadget – the way it synchronizes the notes with the audio. For instance, you would take down notes in the class with your special pen and notebook. But make sure you record the session at the same time you take down the notes. Why? For a simple reason that if you happen to miss a point what your professor said, all you got to do is to tap on the last word you wrote with your pen and the audio starts replaying from that word. This way you make sure you will not miss any points! You can send your notes on your PC via the USB and manage them on your desktop. It is like you carry all your notes in just one pen! And what more you can draw an eight-key piano and tap on the keys and it would start making sounds. Imagine music from a piano drawing! You even have in-built pen movies too. So much for the entertainment quotient!

So it's out and there and you do not have to break your head on deciding gifts. It absolutely makes an ideal study-partner and also an ideal gift for your best buddies and also for those who have a phobia of note-taking! This gadget is an ideal must-have for all students and journalists or anyone who are into a lot of note-making. What more can you ask for? You have the latest and incredible technology and you do not get distracted from your studies either. It rather brings in you the interest to study well. And most people bet, it must have turned so many college-goers to serious students. And it's however very priced. So tantalizing and irresistible is this gizmo that you would want to gift one to yourself rather your friends! Hope you all will agree that smartpens are worth buying. …

Paralegals and Secretaries – An Exploration of Earnings

Income for paralegals and legal assistants varies, depending on education and training, work experience, geographic location, and the employer by size and type. Typically, paralegals working for large metropolitan law firms earn more in salary and benefits.
According to the US Department of Labor in May 2004, "full-time wage and salary paralegals and legal assistants had median annual earnings, including bonuses, of $ 39,130.The middle 50 percent earned between $ 31,040 and $ 49,950. $ 61,390, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $ 25,360. " In addition to their salary, many paralegals receive bonuses. It is unclear whether bonus reporting was included in the statistics; if not, those earnings would rise even higher.

Continuing with the Department of Labor statistics: "Median annual earnings of legal secretaries were $ 36,720 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $ 29,070 and $ 46,390.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $ 23,270, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $ 56,590. "

Thus, by comparison, paralegals have greater opportunity to earn a higher salary than legal secretaries.

Do legal secretaries earn approximately the same as other types of secretaries? No, it is higher. Referring back to Department of Labor compilations: "Medical secretaries earned a medical annual salary of $ 26,540 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $ 21,980 and $ 32,690. Median annual earnings of secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive, were $ 26,110 in May 2004. "

Let's compare the median annual salies:

Paralegals – $ 31,040 to $ 49,950

Legal Secretaries – $ 29,070 to $ 46,390

Medical Secretaries – $ 21,980 to $ 32,690

Secretaries (Exception Legal, Medical and Executive) – $ 26,110

Which type of position is more attractive based on salary?

It is highly advisable for young people to earn college educations. Competition for jobs is fierce, and particularly with current technological advances, higher education is just plain required to land career jobs. Players in the game of Life who go straight to work rather than the college route, in reality, may wind up with dead-end jobs and victims of the saying, "he worked until the day he died."

With paralegal salaries registering at a higher rung than the other office positions, it is reasonable that legal assistants would more than likely require the most education and training. Employers hiring any of the above positions may consider candidates with general course work, but specialized training would normally be given greater consideration. Specialized training suggests a new hire will pick up the work ball already running. This may also be less cost to the employer during in-house training.

Explore your opportunities for higher education, and consider a career as a paralegal. Salaries are good. The work is interesting. With advancement potential, a paralegal career is an excellent choice. Is it the right one for you? …

Fit Your Ideal Job Into Your Ideal Life

Knowing what you want from a job or career is not enough.

Yesterday I talked with a woman, Dawn, who is rapidly approaching burn out on her job and career. She considers leaving her job every few years, wanting more, but doesn’t take any action because she is afraid she doesn’t know what she wants. As we talked, it became clear that Dawn does know what she wants. Five years ago, she decided she wanted to have children. She wanted a house and family and a lifestyle that revolved around that. She was working at a job that paid her well, enabling her to save money for a house. The company also was very supportive of working mothers, and offered great maternity benefits and childcare. While she hated what she did at her job, these other elements made it worth it for her to stay. Instead of leaving, Dawn looked for creative ways to make the job bearable. She volunteered for new projects, and ultimately transferred to another department.

Today, Dawn is a working mom with a house, who loves her family. She also very clearly is burning out on her job and career. Now she is truly ready to find work she loves. As we talked, she was angry with herself for staying so long. But the truth is she understood that a job, a career, needs to fit into your life, not define it. Five years ago, staying allowed her to pursue other dreams for her life, so staying was a good option for her. Her life has a different form today than five years ago. Today, leaving is the good option. Today she is eager and ready to unearth what type of work would feel great doing. She is ready to move forward toward a job and career she loves.

It is important to know what you want from your life, what is important to you over all. Then choose a job and career that support your dreams and goals for your life. If you’re not sure what that is, this exercise can help. My favorite exercise, the Ideal Day Exercise*, is one that allows to you dream about what you truly want from your life, today. Let’s take a look at it now.

Take a moment to imagine your life in 1 to 5 years from today. Imagine what an ideal day in your life at that time will be like. Where are you? What are you doing? How do you feel? Who are you spending your time with? Imagine your day from the moment you wake up all the way through the moment you drift off to sleep at night. Imagine this ideal day in detail – what does it look like? What does it smell like? What sounds do you hear?

Now, write it all down. Take special note of anything that surprises you.

(Note: I believe you receive maximum benefit from this by being very specific. However, I have had clients approach this …

The Science Behind Modeling Success in MLM

Have ever gotten tongue tied or been at a loss for words when talking about your business or prospecting somebody? This is probably a dumb question because at some time or another this has happened to us all.

One of the easiest ways to get in the right mindset and prevent this from occurring is to prepare as if you were the CEO or one of the top producers. For this to actually work it needs to be somebody that you have a certain degree of familiarity with. You do not need to know them personally, but maybe you've listened to their training material over and over, maybe you've read their autobiography or maybe you've heard them speak at corporate events several times. Yes this may sound odd but try it and you will find a couple things happening.

What happens is that when you are in unknown territory and your mind is searching for what to say or do you typically default back to your own knowledge and experiences which obviously do not contain the right answer because they are what got you to the unknown territory .

When you maintain the mindset of "what would the CEO do," you will find yourself instantly remembering the advice they have on stage, in the training material or book in which you got to be familiar with them.

Before long you will find that their words will become your own because in having used them they are now a part of your own base of knowledge and experience.

And one more tip on the topic of modeling after others. Are you also willing to model their commitment? Let me make that a bit more clear: are you willing to put your credit on the line for the company, products and opportunity? I assure you that your CEO and top income earners are! …

Online Education to Become a Teacher

You might want to consider acquiring an online degree if you are interested in becoming a teacher. The field of education is one that gives you plenty of opportunities to try out different roles. As a teacher, you can focus on early, middle, or secondary aged students. You can also take on administrative roles with an online degree focused on teaching.

Kinds of Online Degrees:
Similar to any other field, there are lots of options available for you when it comes to online degrees. To start with, you can go for a bachelor's degree in education. You can become a teacher in any college or university by approaching this degree along with a certificate in teaching. Normally your college major will decide which subject you are going to teach. Once you have earned a bachelor's degree in education, you can further go for a master's degree in education. This degree can come in real handy for individuals who want to advance their career.

Different Areas in the Field of Education:
The education field consists of various specializations that include elementary education, early childhood education, administration, higher education, secondary education and middle school. Each of these specializations needs a specific educational qualification and certification for becoming a teacher. For example, it is mandatory for teachers to get a license from the state in which they are teaching.

Online Bachelor's in Education:
To start a career in teaching, you need to earn a bachelor's degree in Education. The course structure of this online degree program includes planning lessons, handling discipline related issues, psychology of learning and making sure that students do not face any problem in understanding concepts. You can earn between $ 25,000 and $ 30,000 as a first year teacher with an online bachelor's degree in education.

Online Master's in Teaching:
Certified teachers can attain promotions as well as pay increases with the help of online a master's in teaching degree. Another good thing about this degree program is that it gives teachers more opportunities in private schools and universities. Upon graduation you can also enroll in a PhD in education degree program.

Schools Offering Online Education Degrees:

o Western Governors University: Regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Western Governors University offers Bachelor in Education, Masters in Teaching, Masters in Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education and Special Education.

o Ashford University: Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Ashford University offers Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in teaching. Some of the programs conducted by Ashford University are Bachelor in Education, Masters in Teaching, Masters in Education, Masters in Teaching, Higher Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education.

o Grand Canyon University: Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Grand Canyon University offers Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education in Secondary Education and Master of Education in Special Education.

The acquisition on an online …

Very Top Five Skills For Journalists

Did someone not once say "if the pen is mightier than the sword, then journalism is the whetstone"? I'm sure somebody must have done.

Anyways, do you want to check out the skills zone for current trends or indications of paradigm shifts? By the way, if you can use the words 'paradigm shift' without your face sagging into a grimace under the weight of all the sarcasm, then you will make an excellent political journalist.

Journalism is a cavalcade of caustic, Faustian drudgery. It even says that in the dictionary (Any journalists reading this will not check, they'll just copy and paste it and take my citation for granted.)

Journalists have a surprising combination of tenacity and laziness. That is to say, they flatter themselves with the belief that they have the ability to discern the fieriest stories from the misleading, irrelevant and uninteresting chaff. In practice this means they're superciliously scan through a report and make up their 'story' by pouncing on one wildly unpredictable strand and spinning it out to cover three pages.

There are many different types of journalists, from political journalists (who report how terrible politicians are) right through to columnists (who give opinions on how terrible everyone (including politicians) is.). Regardless of what sort of journalist you end up being, you'll need easy mental access to the following grab bag of skills.

5. Headline creation

Headlines are expected to get you to buy the newspaper, and they should hook readers in a punchy way.

Getting the words to rhyme is excellent form, as is including the sentences of puns that would disgrace even the worst sort of dinner party bore. For examine, imagine if John Locke, the philosopher and physician of the 17th century, had been seen wearing a dress. The headline would not say "Locke seen wearing a dress," it would be "LOCKE FROCK SHOCK." And the journalists would go into paroxysms of delight.

4. Misrepresentation

This is most common in areas in which most people do not have an adequate knowledge to evaluate the worth of a concept on their own, such as science, medicine or law. The brilliant thing is that the journalist who's writing the article does not have to understand it either!

Let's say you want to write a story about GM foods, or a pharmaceutical product. All you have to do is find a scientist with a crazy opinion about how long-life cabbages give you brain cancer and present it along conventional conventional wisdom (that they do not) and suggest that these two opinions represent the two leading equally-weighted alternatives in a contentious field, and ta-da! Instant hysteria, and the chance to write dozens of follow-up articles on how YOU, the readers, reacted to hearing the 'news' about cabbages, letters from concerned parents, discussions between experts on the pros and cons of each side of the argument, etc etc.

And you can not be sued for libel even though you have actually invented a scare out of nothing, because, …

Psychic Powers And Quantum Physics

What is included with Psychic Powers and what is being talked about when this topic is raised. Contrary to popular belief, not every psychic or "clairvoyant" being wears pinks robes and a mysterious bandana waving their hands over a crystal ball to seek your truth for you.

Psychic powers and the abilities that can be grown within your mind is simply seeing things beyond the normal and popular frame of knowledge that everyone collects if they leave these areas of the mind unquestioned.

Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Premonition and telekinetic abilities are very real truths that exist as a real potential for every single person on this planet. Going about developing any one of these aspects of your mind is nothing different then setting a goal to reach $ 100,000 in profit for your business. It is the same drive, same focus and same process in which it comes into your life.

To think you have to step outside of the proven process of "creation" is a mystery of separation and is the beginning of the deception. However, you will be waging war with just about every belief that you have and their in lies the difficulty.

There is hope, there is a benchmark that if you can reach you will know plain and simple that it is possible and with solidity and peace of mind you can destroy anyone who says otherwise. That is called experience and experience only comes through practice.

If you can not sit in one place and stare your own personal doubt directly in the eye for a consistent period of time then it just will not happen for you. There is a way to do it and there is a way not too. Focus determinates results. Just like anything else, focus is key to achieving anything.

Where does science stand on this subject?

Since Quantum physics discovered that a particle is actually a wave and it is public knowledge and very widely known that the double-slit experiment was the end all and be all of the debate. The comprehensive evidence implied that before a particle is a particle, it's actually a wave.

For those who are not familiar with science on any level. A wave is composed of consciousness and energy which is oscillating at a certain rate or speed. That wave is carrying information and that information is influenced by the observer, you.

To sum it up, A wave carrying information that is being observed with an intent by you turn into a particle and particles make up physical reality, as well as other realities on different frequencies.

The debate of Limitation is over .

Limitation only exists if the observer is observing limitation and as a result impregnating the particle structure and producing a reality that has no choice but to be limited, as was its purpose. As you told it to do.

If limitation is over and the only thing that exists is your intent published into reality, then who's to say that …