Entries Posted in"Education"

Calculating ROI For Higher Education: Is It Worth It?

Published October 16, 2013

When looking at higher education, return on investment (ROI) should be of great concern. ROI is different from starting salary, job placement %’s, or any other stats facilities of higher education like to tout these days. The difference is that ROI is the actual return. It works like this: Starting Salary / Cost Of Education = ROI That is a very simple way to looka t ROI. The truth is, however, that it is essentially incorrect. You are going to make money some how. Heck, anyone can walk into McDonalds and get hired. Therefore, you really need to only count […]

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Is The Lack Of Legal Jobs Epidemic Spreading To Canada?

Published October 15, 2013

Let’s pretend you’re a young child who has always wanted to be a lawyer. You grew up reading legal research, conducting mock trials in your basement convicting your family pets of wrongdoing. You took debate all through middle and high school and now, as high school comes to an end, you are about to take off to university with high hopes of achieving your lifelong dream; you will major in pre-law. Your highly calibrated brain is still misfiring… it cannot help but think of one interesting fact: 12% of graduates with law degrees cannot find an articling assignment and have tens […]

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5 Potential Career Paths For Animal Lovers

Published September 23, 2013

Many people have a deep love of animals and a desire to help them, but they are unsure of exactly what careers are available to work with them full-time. Fortunately, there are multiple professions where individuals gain the chance to combine their interest in animals with a stable income. If you are an animal lover too, read on to learn more about five potential career paths where you can put your passion into practice with some furry friends. 1. Veterinarian Becoming a veterinarian is undoubtedly the most obvious occupation for animal lovers. Veterinarians are responsible for diagnosing and treating medical […]

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Canada’s Top Law Schools: Leading The Way In Legal Education

Published September 14, 2013

Canada has many law schools that turn out great lawyers. While there is certainly no shortage of candidates or successful prospects, the job market may actually look quite different. Canada is facing some of the same problems in their legal field that the United States is; tons of graduates, fewer and fewer jobs, downward pressure on pricing by demanding clients, and less job security overall. Even with this going on in the market place, many young, smart, enthusiastic and energized future-lawyers are ready to tackle the debt, work load with endless hours of study, and risk to make their dreams come true. If you […]

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Getting Involved: How Families Can Improve Their Children’s Academic Success

Published August 27, 2013

Everyone knows that a good education is one of the most important factors in a child’s future success. Families all want their children to do well in school, but too few family members actually get involved in the educational process. Common barriers include too little time, insufficient understanding of what children should be learning at different stages, little to no relationship with teachers and other school faculty, or the simple belief that education is the responsibility of schools. Fortunately, there are simple yet meaningful actions that parents can take to help their children succeed. The Role of Television in Education […]

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Researchers Look to Hope In Order to Boost Student Success

Published August 23, 2013

Is hope the new path to academic achievement? Several recent studies suggest that the answer is yes. These studies, including one of more than 100 students at two British universities, show that students who can set clear goals, recognize the steps necessary to achieve them and motivate themselves to follow those steps are more likely to do well than those who can’t. This is more than just the power of positive thinking. People who believe that good things are on the horizon aren’t necessarily taking action to make those good things happen. Hopeful students are those who not only see […]

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Why Do So Many MOOC Students Drop Out?

Published August 15, 2013

Since the advent of the Internet, a whole new opportunity in the area of education has opened up. Massive open online courses, better known MOOC, have made study fields as varied as veterinary studies to biomedical engineering available in the comfort of home. While more students are beginning to enroll in online courses, statistics show that the vast majority of students are failing to finish these free courses. How High Are Dropout Rates? Dropout rates for MOOC are astronomical. One widely reported figure estimates that a whopping 90 percent of students do not graduate. When compared to traditional college environments, […]

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