Big Ideas Fest!

Posted by Ashkon Jafari on Dec 3, 2011 in , | No Comments

Called the TED of Education, Big Ideas Fest gathers the leading thinkers and change makers in education for a 4 day summit. This could not be more timely with both the K-12 and the higher education systems coming under intense scrutiny and America’s education falling in the global rankings. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria did a great special recently that compared the U.S. to other countries in terms of education among kids.

Despite the current state of affairs, Big Ideas Fest believes that the answers and innovation are all around us. According to their website, “The event gathers top minds to share their work and ideas in an environment that encourages risk-taking and overall imagining of the impossible.”

A Free College Education

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 6, 2010 in , , , , , | No Comments

U.S. Military Education-Paid Program

At a recent job fair, I took the time to speak with a U.S. Military Recruiter. For some time now, I’ve heard the military pays for the college education of those enlisted. I wanted to know how their program worked. After speaking with the recruiter, I walked away with a better perspective of the military’s education-paid program.

The Specifics

What must someone do to qualify? How do you obtain an expensive education free of charge?

Life-Long Learning Equals Success

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 29, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Stepping-Stones

Statistics show that workers with a degree are more likely to stay employed and earn better wages than those without higher education. Learning (or training) should be a life-long endeavor, not just a two or four year academic commitment.

But whether you decide to pursue a higher education or not, employers expect workers to keep current in their field, this means adopting a “life-long learning” mindset. Considering the statistics, evidence gives credence to continuing your education and training in your field, which are primary stepping-stones to your financial success.