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Creative college savings: Unique scholarships to help offset rising costs
(BPT) - Does the cost of higher education scare you? If so, you’re not alone. College tuition prices have skyrocketed. Over the past 30 years average tuition and fees at public four-year institutions rose by 225 percent, according to The College Board. Factor in room and board, books and livin ...
Hands-on learning better prepares students for cyber security careers
(BPT) - Cyberattacks like the hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Target have put serious cybercrime on the radar of the American public and government alike, so it’s no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the cyber security industry will grow 37 percent by 20 ...
Learn how to become a certified WOC nurse [Infographic]
(BPT) - Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses play a pivotal role in providing optimal patient care in multiple health care settings. These nurses facilitate and enhance care for patients suffering from wounds, ostomies and urinary and fecal incontinence that require both acute and rehabilitativ ...
Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places
(BPT) - Pop culture tends to portray accountants as number-obsessed managers tethered to their desks. But this picture doesn’t reflect the reality of the profession today. Accounting work environments aren’t limited to the desks of public accounting firms, and accounting job responsibili ...
Career-switchers find an opportunity to make a difference in education professions
(BPT) - An ex-law enforcement officer, a legacy teacher who grew up in a family of educators, and a professor who recalls being the student no teacher wanted in a class – though they come from very different places, today’s educators cite a common influence for choosing education careers ...
Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains
(BPT) - "No more pencils and no more books" is a chant heard on playgrounds across the country when the final bell releases students for the summer months. And while Alice Cooper's lyrics go on to showcase how excited the children are about their freedom from homework, they also highlight one of the ...
Nurse-patient relationship is key to improved health outcomes
(BPT) - The Journal for Nurses in Professional Development defines the art of nursing, the human connection between nurse and patient, as a combination of compassionate concern, openness, physical availability and empathetic attention. Nurses from a related study who demonstrated this type of care f ...
Should you give education the 'old college try' a second time around?
(BPT) - Returning to school later in life is a decision that requires careful thinking. As an adult, you must consider many factors before signing up for a second – or first – round of post-secondary education. Many students who chose to go straight to college in their late teens or even ...
Five ways to make your home office efficient and productive
(BPT) - Working from home is a growing trend, with 3.3 million people telecommuting at least half the time, according to the 2012 American Community Survey conducted by Global Workplace Analytics. The cost savings for not having to commute, being able to work in the comfort of your own home and havi ...
The top food trends to focus on in 2015
(BPT) - No two days are ever the same in the restaurant industry. Every hour new restaurants open, expand or franchise to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwhile, visionary restauranteurs are constantly creating new processes or taste sensations that create and respond to demand. To keep up in ...
The new SAT: What students and parents need to know to prepare
(BPT) - The SAT – widely considered to be one of the most important exams a student will take in his or her academic life – is changing drastically. When students sit down for the test in March 2016, they’ll encounter a completely redesigned format that places significant emphasis ...
K-12 students finding success with digital learning
(BPT) - With more school choices than ever before and the evolution of technology, students are redefining their own path to a successful K-12 education. Families are building complete, harmonious educational experiences for their children - dubbed “Generation DIY” by education experts - ...
What is an education worth to me? [infographic]
(BPT) - Are you wondering whether heading to college is the right path for you? There's no doubt that the cost of college is substantial and you're probably wondering if it's really worth it. What kind of payback can you expect from your investment in a college education? Here are some statisti ...
Want to work with a diverse company? Tips to tell the factual from the fake
(BPT) - Americans are becoming more committed to diversity and inclusion than ever before. They look to do business with companies that are truly diverse, too. Not only does this align with their values, it offers a distinct advantage: companies with more diverse teams are also top financial perform ...
Kids put modern twist on age old question: 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'
(BPT) - As kids get older, they'll get asked many times what they want to be when they grow up. Common answers for the littlest kids tend to be a princess, a superhero or the job their mom or dad does. And it used to be that older children would respond with high-profile jobs like doctor, lawyer or ...
Reading outside of school is very important for kids
(BPT) - Reading is a fundamental skill people use throughout their lives, and in this digital age reading is more important than ever. When children and tweens read, they improve their reading skills and they also improve their comprehension, knowledge base, concentration and vocabulary. Many childr ...
The demands of tomorrow are facing today's accountants
(BPT) - Technology is rapidly changing all industries, including the accounting profession. An accountant from 30 years ago would barely recognize the field as it exists today, as mobile devices and cloud computing have begun to automate many of the day-to-day responsibilities of accountants. The in ...
5 simple secrets to creating the career you want
(BPT) - Singer-song writer Willie Nelson once said that “99 percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the juke box play.” The majority of the American workforce knows just what Willie meant; they’re not in love with their careers a ...
Serving up careers for returning veterans
(BPT) - May marks Military Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on the more than 21 million military veterans living in the U.S., many who are faced with the decision of ‘what’s next for my career?’ after returning to civilian life.Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of service me ...
Financial management tips for adult learners going back to college
(BPT) - The ever-rising price tag of college education has been in the news for years, with the average cost hovering just less than $20,000 a year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That number, however, speaks to first-timers enrolled full-time in a four-year or two-year c ...
Career college or community college? Deciding which is right for you
(BPT) - What’s the difference between a career college and community college? While both types of learning institutions share the goal of enriching students’ lives through education, the experience they provide to students can vary greatly.Community college, educational and social enrich ...
Want to make a difference? Be inspired to work in public service
(BPT) - What jobs come to mind when you think of public service professions? Police officers, firefighters and community service advocates are likely responses. And you are correct; those are all admirable public service careers, but there’s so much more than that. There are many facets within ...
Two-year degree programs and one-year certificates can open doors to in-demand careers in health care technology
(BPT) - Tiffany Fair initially ruled out a career in health care. She assumed most available positions were for nurses, and she knew she could never get past her fear of seeing blood. Fair’s outlook on the industry changed quickly when she learned about the growing field of health information ...
Need a fresh look for your company? Try a new logo
(BPT) - Just like a haircut, your company can use a fresh new look every once in a while. Maybe you've changed your services a bit, or perhaps the company is under new leadership. If your office lease is up and you have to move to a new location, that can also result in a big change.For a small busi ...
Accountants are solving crimes and helping businesses plan for the future
(BPT) - Accounting jobs are expected to grow 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with select specializations projected to grow even faster.Emerging jobs in the accounting field call for new and diverse skill sets that have not been required in the past. Tod ...
7 fun ideas to prevent summer learning loss
(BPT) - Students of all ages look forward to the carefree days of summer, yet parents and teachers nationwide worry about the summer slide – the learning loss that happens to all children when they are out of school. Fortunately, preventing learning loss isn’t difficult if you plan some ...
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