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Associate Degree: What’s the Point?

What good is an associate degree? Plenty. Here are my five top reasons to get that associate degree: The bottom line: money The résumé line: accomplishment The employment line: credible, certified, job-ready skills The transfer line: Can you say “junior?” The life line: Nobody can take it away from you 1. The bottom line: money […]

Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work

I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and […]

Why college?

Whether you’re going to college to start your education, to make a career change, or for another reason entirely, you probably know by now that college is important. But why? Here are four major reasons to get a college education: You’ll become the person you want to be. College is a time for you to […]

5 networking tips for regular people

We hear it all the time. Networking is crucial.  It’s a tough economy – you have to sell yourself. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Ugh, right? Sounds like you better write yourself a catchy elevator pitch and sign up for some professional associations. I’m definitely not a networker in the traditional […]

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