Scholarships Available For Working Mothers Too!

A number of working mothers strictly have considerable amount of time to think about returning to school in order to acquire a degree. In spite of the fact that they can not afford both time and money, there are several working mothers that would love to strengthen their education. They want to continue education to improve their educational credentials so that they can either take a step ahead in their present careers or even switch to new and more rewarding ones. Working moms specifically prefer online degrees.

Because of the growing demand for working mothers to continue education, college scholarships for working mothers seem greater than before. Furthermore, working moms may be eligible for other scholarships that they are still unaware of. For instance, family of military gets scholarships. So, if your grandmother served our country, make sure to have a look at the scholarships available in relevant categories.

Although finance is a major problem faced by working moms, it is not the only problem that they have to deal with. Majority of working mothers confront the challenge of arranging time to attend classes because of their hectic schedule. Of course, the option of studying online can save them a reasonable amount of time. Online studies are perfect for working mothers. The financial assistance office of the online programs can be quite beneficial for working moms but again, the mother has to be her own backer. According to the studies, students who collect more information and get in touch with more than 3 colleges usually have to make fewer Tuition payments and gain more assistance. One must keep in mind that all colleges are not alike, therefore getting as much information as possible is very important. Press the financial assistance office to help you get a clear idea about doubtful scholarships as well. You can start your search by visiting one of the reliable online internet portals and choose the interesting programs and consequentially call for free information. Become a knowledgeable consumer. Certainly, you would not purchase the first vacuum cleaner you came across – well, attending college is somehow similar to investing in another "product" – you can not just enroll in the first online college you discover.

Lastly, remember that studying for an online degree is extremely convenient as compared to the traditional system that requests for attending classes and so can be modified to satisfy an individual's requirements especially when it comes to working mothers. The flexibility of online education helps working mothers in balancing their work, daily chores in addition to studies. …

Latest Developments In Science And Technology

Researchers Carry Out Largest Gene Sequencing Of Human Diseases To Date

According to reports released on May 23, 2013, researchers at the University of London, England, have carried out the largest sequencing study of human diseases to date. In their study, the scientists investigated the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases. The exact cause of these diseases-autoimmune thyroid diseases, Celia disease, Cohn's disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes is unknown, but is believed to be a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors.

The scientists, who published their findings in the journal Nature, estimate that the rare variants of risk genes account for only around 3 percent of the heritability of these conditions that can be explained by common variants. They say that the genetic risk of these diseases more likely involves a complex combination of hundreds of weak-effect variants each of which is common in people.

Bio engineers Create Sweat-proof Fabric

Bio engineers at the University of California, USA, said on May 21, 2013 that they had invented a waterproof fabric which can whisk away sweat using micro fluid technology. The new fabric works like the human skin. It turns excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves. In their research, they developed a new micro fluid platform using water-attracting (hydrophilic) threads that were stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric. They were able to create patterns of threads that suck droplets of water from one side of the fabric, propel them along the threads and eventually expel them from the other side.

It is not just that the threads conduct water through capillary action. The water-repellent properties of the surrounding fabric also help drive water down the channels. Unlike conventional fabrics, the water-pumping effect lasts working even when the water-conducting fibers are completely arranged, due to the pressure generated by the surface tension of droplets. The rest of the fabric stalls completely dry. By adjusting the pattern of water-conducting fibers and how they are stitched on each side of the fabric, the researchers can control where the sweat is collected and where it drains away on the outside.

Human Skin Cells Converted Into Embryonic Stem Cells

According to a report released on May 16, 2013, in a major medical breakthrough, scientists have for the first time converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. These newly made stem cells are capable of transforming into any other cell type in the human body. The cloned embryos, created by scientists at the Oregon National Primate Health Center, USA, can make new heart muscles and new bones attached brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body. The scientists used the same cloning technique that had created Dolly the sheep (the first cloned mammal) in 1996, overcoming technical problems that had frustrated them for more than a decade on how to create batches of the body's super cells from donated skin.

The new technique devised by the scientists is a variation of a commonly used method called …

The Chartered Institute of Supply Management (CIPS)

The Chartered Institute of Supply Management is an international procurement body with the main aim of creating, educating and building procurement professionals all over the world.

CIPS uses its platform mainly to train procurement professionals. It has six main levels. For one to qualify to study CIPS, you need a high school diploma or a degree. High school graduates start with the Level one, which is the Certificate course, to train them on the various terminologies and work processes used in the procurement field.

Degree holders usually start with Level four, which is the Diploma, as they already have a clear basis on how business functions. In this level, one delves deeeper into the approved procurement rules and cultures. One also gets to learn from the various legislative processes that affect the purchasing function. CIPS uses a syllabus which also helps create awareness to the international students.

Apart from the training needs, CIPS advances the knowledge of its practicing members in many ways. They have CIPS TV, purchasing articles, magazine and an online portable where members can interact and built knowledge in the purchasing field.

Each member holds a personal account where they state their profession, their level of education if so desired, work experience and address; the member's privacy and freedom to interact with other members is therefore maintained. Through this personal portal, members are also able to gauge their personal growth by receiving exam results and also keeping up to date on the various articles and free online classes that they have taken on.

CIPS still holds rewards for best practicing organizations worldwide. They judge organizations that take part in terms of procedure, clarity of work, efficiency, effectiveness, the green cause and cost reduction. These awards are before help organizations to streamline their processes to good and international standards.

An organization therefore needs to take part in various CIPS training for effectiveness within itself. The trainings include management, team and organizational training. As CIPS understands that organizations are the people, they take time educating people within the organization on ISO standards and creating organizational culture. By doing so, employees will understand their work better and how each integrative part works together for the greater good of the organization.

CIPS also holds annual dinners in London where members interact and get to meet the who's who of the procurement field. The dinner is usually combined with a three-day training which borders on grounds of ethics to best practice. These dinners not only help with interaction, but it is also a learning ground with an opportunity for growth.

CIPS also helps its members meet potential bosses. They advertise jobs in their monthly magazine, with first priority given to members. …

Photo Success – What Does it Take?

College success is not as difficult for most young students as learning how to take on adult responsibilities. Letting go of adolescence and becoming an adult is more challenging according to Carl Pickardt, Psychologist and adolescent specialist. If you take responsibility for showing up to class regularly, turning papers and work in time, and sacrificing some of the time spent with friends in favor of more study time, you have won half the battle for achieving college success. Being responsible for meeting the demands of college (ability to respond and step up to the plate) is one of the keys to college achievement.

You already have been using some of the higher level thinking skills needed to succeed in college. You use these skills when you solve your life problems and overcome obstacles. Your lack of success in college will not be because you are not smart enough. There are many different types of intelligence and my experience in working with hundreds of students has shown that practically every student is smart in one way or another. For more information on different types of intelligence other than IQ, you can read the theories of Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences), Robert Sternberg (Successful Intelligence) and Daniel Goleman (Emotional and Social Intelligence).

In addition to self-responsibility, there are three other factors you will need to succeed in college:

1. Learning how to learn and study skills – You need to learn how to learn effectively and the ways that you learn best. Most colleges offer at least one college success course which can teach you these skills. These courses also need to be taught to high school students, but sadly few high schools provide them. A good college success course will teach you: how to study and learn, reading comprehension strategies, your best learning styles and types of intelligences, how to set and reach your goals, time management, discovery of your talents and strengths, career exploration, writing skills, note taking, problem solving, and more.

2. Work Ethic – Good study and work habits will lead you to success in college and in the work force. Good study skills will only be effective if you apply them. They will be worthless to you if you do not use them.

3. Motivation – Without motivation you will not consistently use good study skills, work habits and your intelligence and potential. There are two types of motivation, the carrot (pleasure) and the stick (pain). When you use these together you will have a powerful motivational combination. Keep your long-range goals for achieving a college education in your mind's eye. For example, let's say you want a degree in secondary education to become a teacher. Visualize and imagine yourself as a teacher who is making a positive difference for your students. Enjoy the positive feelings that come when you see yourself as a great teacher. This is the carrot and a reminder of one of the benefits (pleasure) you will experience by achieving your goal. Also remind …

Funding Your Bachelor Degree Education

For the average working adult, going back to school can be one of the largest investments he will make in his life. But if you have some time before you pursue your studies, instead of applying for a bank loan, why not let time and capital work for you. Even if you plan to pursue a bachelor degree in the near future, say, in three years more, you can still save for it.

First of all, you need to have a target amount. Typically, the course fees represent a large portion of the cost. Other costs are examination fees and living expenses for those who come from other towns.

Some students may choose to study full time so that they can focus on their studies. In this case, if your employer does not give you paid time off to do your studies, your budget will increase significantly, as you now have to account for your entitlement living expenses. In addition to that, you'll still have to continue paying for things like insurance, car, mortgage, credit card as well as utility bills.

However, expenses can be higher if the course is done part time, as the person has less time to devote to his studies. As a result, he may have to prolong the program or even have to re-sit some papers, which means additional examination fees.

How much time you have to put aside the money depends on when you plan on taking up the program. When is the ideal time to start? To get more out of a bachelor degree, it would be good to have real world working experience of two to three years, on which to reflect upon when you're doing the units.

At least three years of working experience would be good but you should not wait too long as the motivation level will drop. Even if you pause your studies in three years, you do not have to pay the money in one lump sum. You can save through the study period as well which, gives you more time to accumulate funds.

Many education centers and colleges have worked out interest free schemes that you can use to your benefit. You can let your money work for you while you use the interest free payment option.

There is also an option for students to pay their fees in the monthly payments over the period of study and if the amount is paid in a lump sum, students are given a rebate. Another option is a scheme in collaboration with a bank, where students pay a few hundred dollars at the start of the program and nothing else for two years. Thereafter, they have the option to repay in installments upon completing their studies.

Finally, you need to work backwards; given the number of years, inflation rate and a projected rate of return to come up with how much you need to put aside regularly. However, inflation may not have a large impact if your study …

Education – What is It?

Tony Blair has banged on about education for all and made a huge statement with these words saying 'education, education, education'. It's very easily said and sometimes understood by some but does not vary from individual to individual and from society to society?

There are many issues involved defining the term education. In general, education is defined as going to school, then college or college and thereafter getting a job. Obviously, passing of exams reflects how clever an individual is. However, do exams reflect how intelligent a person is or have we as a society attached a label to it? It needs to be noted that some people are 'academically' bright. By this, I mean they are inspired by learning theory at schools and study hard for exams and then pass getting pretty high grades. On the other hand, it needs to be brought to attention that academically intelligent people may lack intelligence in other fields. Have you ever thought of that? For example, a person who gets high grades for exams may not have the social skills required for the 'real world'. So does not this mean that their studies were a waste of time? Do we have to study really hard and get good grades to get the title 'intelligent'? After all, if we look at historical figures, did they go to school? Did inventors start like this. These are the questions we need to ask ourselves.

For me, as a student at postgraduate level, I have met many people from around the world. From this experience I have learned that the way intelligence is measured in this contemporary society is something to be concerned about. From medical doctors to cleaning staff, I have met a range. From this, I can conclude that the way intelligence is measured in society is worried. People with degrees are working in areas which has no relevance to their subject area and people are constantly being employed for reasons other than their academic qualifications. Therefore, are academic institutions preparing us for the big bad world? An answer we can get from looking at what is happening around us. I personally think that 'intelligence' is measured in the wrong way. After all, academic qualifications are purely based on gaining a title which sticks with wherever we go but our minds are continuously picking up information, ideas, you name it..from people we meet and engage with. In addition, countries where there is no formal institution to teach does not mean that the people in that society are uneducated but perhaps more educated as they have to gain skills without any form of guidance from 'so-called' professional bodies which, let's face it, are not always the most brightest. …

A Guide For Your Profession and Career Path Finding

It's not easy to land through a very good job nowdays. Economic problems are not only experienced country-wide, but is now a world wide issue. So before going out there in the real world, you will need a guide to assist you on the things that you should do so you'll be able to find the right career path for you.

1. Do some research on career opportunities available on the Internet. Well, as everyone would say, the world wide web is the place to be. You may be able to find a lot of career opportunities online, and probably try listing them all down as well as the qualifications needed for the job, so you can focus on a career path that is appropriate for your skill.

2. Plan for the future that you want for your career. Many are afraid of planning, because they are not sure of what to plan for. What you need to understand is the basics. If you have left school and this is your first time to look for a job. You have to plan for finding a job that would help you gain experience first, and then you can build your career path from there.

3. Apply for positions that compliments your qualifications. To find the right job may somehow be the most challenging part here, however, it is not advisable to apply to those jobs that are not compatible with your interests. You have to put in mind that once you get hired for this job, you would either be doing the same old routine work for a short period of time or long-term. Neverheless, both of them would need an investment of your time and effort, so you better look for a job that you would have the best interest to.

4. Make sure before accepting the job you are an expert on the field. If you will applying for a position that specializes on a certain field, you have to make sure that you are not a novice to this. The reason why companies look for specialists is because they need someone who in already an expert for the job. You can not expect them to train you because they are expecting that you are already very trained and you already know what you are doing.

5. Be consistent with your goals. As for a beginner, you need to be consistent with your objectives in life. This would then be your guide to perform in the business world. Your ability to manage your time and your skills would be your tools to succeed in your career endeavor. You should be open to changes but you should be consistent with your main goal. If you keep this in mind then it would be easier for you to create your own path to success.

6. Ask relevant questions from a professional mentor. This time around you will not be asking your friends or old schoolmates on what was the teacher talking …

I Need Money For College

Going to college is certainly something that many of us have in mind whenever we get out of high school but that does not mean that there are not going to be some difficulties along the way. One of the main problems that you're going to have whenever it comes to college is going to be financing all of it. This is especially the case if you're going to go to a full-time university because the tuition expenses along with books and housing can really add up quickly. If you find yourself saying, I need money for college, there are a few different things that you can look into.

It used to be somewhat easy for an individual to work their way through college. Because of all of the pressures that are involved in taking college courses nowdays, however, it can be difficult for this to be done. Yes, you may be able to take your classes and do a little bit of part-time work in order to have some money in your pocket but it is doubtful that you are going to be able to earn enough to pay your tuition. That is why you should look into a loan for the tuition, one that you will be able to pay back after the classes are over.

Student loans are reliably standardized but there are still some reasons that you should look around. In the first place, interest rates are going to different to a certain extent on these student loans and you may be able to qualify more easily for one and than another. One of the reasons why this is the case is because you are not going to have enough credit history build up in order for you to qualify for the loan by yourself. If you have someone that is willing to cosign who has a decent credit history, however, you may be able to get the money for college that you need.

You may also be saying, I need money for college for a different reason. Perhaps you just want to earn a little bit of extra money in order to be able to pay for some extra things that you want to do but not necessarily to pay for your tuition. One of the easiest ways for you to do this is to do some freelancing work on the Internet. There are several different freelancing websites that will allow you to accept this work on a bidding basis. …

Job Opportunities After Studying at an American University

For international students, there are obviously a ton of questions that need to be answered prior to being admitted to an American university. But after you've chosen that university to attend, and then completed your course of study there, there is a more pressing question that needs to be answered: where will you work?

The university serves, mostly, as an education that prepares you for getting employed. Depending on your degree, you will be more qualified to work in some areas than others. However, the question is not so much what specific job you will hold, as it is if you will look for a job within the United States or, return home to work.

The obvious appeal to going back to your country of origin to work is that it is where you have been raised, and where your family and many of your friends are slightly relaxed. Returning to the country you come from will ensure that you're close to these people at all times, and any cultural adjustments you will have had to have made during your stay in America will become null and void. However, it is not always the best option. One important consideration – make sure you it is legal for you to work. Typically, on campus jobs are okay, but you will need special permission, which the office of International Services can help you with, to work off campus.

For those who choose to stay in America even after they have attained their degree, there are other considerations that need to be made, too. One of these is cultural integration – it's very likely that although you've adapted to American culture over the years that you have studied there, you still have not fully adapted. Consider the job market – many places in America have been very heavily affected by a recent economic downturn, so depending on which area of ​​the market you are planning on entering, it may be in your best interest to check the employment rates of the city or state you are going to and see how it compares to other states in America. …

Why Is Data Science Used by Top Companies?

Before we discuss about what data is, let's consider the term "DATA". Textbooks definitions say the most basic definition of what data is- a collection of raw facts stored in a repository and processed when required. But as a matter of fact, it is much more than that. The content we read in our newspaper every day in the mornings as we wake up, the rushed office meeting, noting down the important notes, sending an attachment via email, communicating with your friends online. From morning till night, everything that we are dealing with, this very article inclusive, is data. How Ironical! A four letter word handles our day-to-day needs. Until now we ran around and through the thoughts of the various vast applications of data. But, how do we know about it? Well, if it is playing such a major role in our lives, we would definitely like to know about it in much detail rather than the basic book definitions, is not it? Is there a science behind it? To know all of this, come along! Let's take an e-tour on this amazingly emerging topic, DATA SCIENCE.

Data Science is a combination of Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big data Analytics. It is used to solve business problems and the strategies of the future business is going to be quite different by the use of cloud computing, IoT, big data. It deals with the much-needed technologies that are trending in today's world and certainly in the future with a greater scope.

MAJOR COMPANIES UTILIZING DATA SCIENCE AS ITS CORE

  • YouTube: the company that unlimitedly provides streaming-stored audio and video uses data science vastly at major rates. In fact, there's no YouTube without the concept of Data.
  • Google: The most famous and trending search engine of today, Google also uses data science to serve the entire world. It has blown the roofs of the internet. Google is used as a major tool for mailing, researching, business and much more.
  • Netflix: the recent trend, the craze that has emerged these days and that has kept us entertained all day also uses data science to store large volumes of customer account information, account details, thousands of videos and so on.

All of us dream of having a company of our own as such or work for companies like YouTube, Google, Netflix and many such companies, right?

Well, if you have such a dream, here, you are at the right place.

If you have the vision of expanding the features of the applications in order to maximize the space for storing much more data and have analytical skills and want to build your career in concepts of data, Data Science is what you will want. …