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Choosing a College: What Advice Should You Follow?

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

As college students have attested, choosing which institution of higher learning to attend can be a baffling experience, particularly when even the experts can’t agree. The New York Times has enlisted a variety of experts (such as a law professor, the director of the nonprofit Colleges Change Lives, and an economist) to each give their own take on the myths associated with the college application process, cite what they think are the most important factors to consider when choosing a college, and provide resources and strategies for students who are looking for a quality education. The featured discussion offers students a spectrum of ideas and perspectives on a very difficult and often times nerve-wracking process.

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Green Jobs: The Demand for Graduates is Going UP

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

An increasing number of community colleges around the country are receiving federal grants to prepare students for green jobs in energy management. The demand for these jobs is so high, these schools are swiftly expanding their current programs, and are accelerating their programs so students can enter the rapidly growing sector faster. Not many schools offer four-year degrees in this field, but the job sector for green jobs is expected to grow four fold in the next ten years! An increasing number of people who have worked in computers and other technological industries are going back to school and entering sustainable energy management programs as our economy relies more and more on alternative and sustainable energy. Learn more here about the programs and the growing sector.