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More and more we read about the rising cost of a college education and the rising number of those that simply cannot afford to pay it back. So how do you strike a balance between getting a college degree while at the same time avoiding a financial crisis? The answer is not simple but below we try to unravel this mysteryFull story
I recently volunteered time during a state association of student councils convention held at my daughter's high school where over 700 statewide student council members converged for the weekend. The main purpose of the convention was to provide student leaders from across this vast state an opportunity to share some of their best practices, ideas and philanthropic projects while developing leadership, responsibility, personal growth and introducing students to the ideas of democracy. Many shared common character traits. They had great ideas and genuinely believed in learning about methods to improve their school and share in their ideas. It was reassuring to be around these students and easy to imagine these very students serving as tomorrow's leaders.
Leadership is often an innate character trait but it is also a trait that can be taught and honed. It is a skill that so many professions rely on from management to business to teaching. So what becomes of these student council members? What careers might they pursue? Here we take a look at a few industries that may best utilize their talents.
Attending college offers students a taste of independence and the opportunity for growth, both socially and intellectually.
Nothing can wreck the experience more than the thought of paying for it. The cost of higher education continues to go up, outpacing inflation. These days, many parents cannot afford to carry the burden of tuition. Lots of students need to pay for college without parents' help. It's not easy, but there are several options.