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    We want to draw your attention to some exciting new features we’ve added to the online reviews section of our site. We currently have over 4,280 student reviews on our site. That’s a lot of insights -- way more than any prospective student would ever want to read through.

    That’s why we wanted to make it easier for you to quickly target what you’re looking for. From the student reviews of online schools hub page, you can now easily sort the list of schools based on your degree level or subject of interest. You can watch the video to see a quick visual tutorial, or you can read on and try it yourself!

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    Kaley
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
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    As summer approaches and the need for an internship looms overhead, don't dig your heels into the ground and procrastinate -- just knuckle down and jump right in.

    Having difficulty getting started? Check out Experience.com.

    Experience.com is a job board built specifically for current students and recent graduates. It's the Monster.com for entry-level workers looking for first-time, industry experience.

    Founder Jennifer Floren explained her objective in an interview at an industry conference. She said Experience.com helps new grads "tap in to that excitement, that energy, that curiosity that young people who are coming out of school have." She said new grads, "want to go out there and make a difference and contribute, and they really just don't know how."

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    Kaley
    Categories: Careers
  3. scholarship ideasThe sequester went into effect on March 1st, and the consequences are being felt all over the nation. The question on everyone’s mind is: How does this affect me?

    Student loan fees are going up for PLUS and Stafford loans. So far, education cuts are affecting a high percentage of students from low-income families. Title I, education spending for disadvantaged populations, is losing $725 million. In those communities that rely more on federal than state funding, head-start programs are being slashed, schools on Native American reservations are closing, and permanent teacher positions are going unfilled.
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    Kimberly
    Categories: Financial Aid
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    Over the past month, we’ve talked to hundreds of current students, prospective students, and college graduates about their choice of major. One of the standout elements was a person’s need to feel fulfilled by his or her degree/career i.e. does this degree/profession align with my personal interests? Is it a good fit for my personality?

    We had the great fortune of meeting with a college advisor from Lake Washington High School, and she recommended two of her favorite websites for career assessment: Myers Briggs and Keirsey.com .
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    Kaley
    Categories: Careers
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    There are many different reasons why students choose a particular major or why they decide to get an education in the first place. One of the most powerful motivators, however, is the promise of a college degree to change the lives of others. With this in mind, SR Education Group created the Make a Difference Scholarship, aimed at helping students who want to change the world around them with their education -- students who want to put their scholarship money to good use, eventually paying it forward through their own acts and innovations.

    To apply for the scholarship, most applicants submitted a two-minute video explaining how they planned to use their degree to make a difference. They also had the option of submitting a photo and essay. Two winners were chosen from the group: one was chosen by our scholarship committee and the other by popular vote. Both winners displayed a sincere desire to help others and demonstrated creativity in how they would like to accomplish their goals.
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    Etana
    Categories: Scholarship News
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    Are you thinking about a degree in gerontology? Do you know what gerontology is (psssst…it's the study of aging populations)? Well, if you haven’t thought about it yet, now is the time to start! As baby boomers have begun to hit retirement age, the demand for workers in the gerontology field has increased rapidly. If you're looking for a rewarding career with some job security, this may be the field for you.

    In order to give you an overview of the gerontology field, we have compiled a list of great gerontology resources from around the Web. Browse through them to figure out if studying gerontology might be the right path for you!
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    Etana
    Categories: Careers
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    What is this sequester thing everyone is talking about? It’s in the news all the time! If you haven’t heard, there’s a government sequester that started at the beginning of March that will affect various federally funded industries across the nation. Federally funded construction work, schools, aerospace projects, and hospitals are all at risk. Substantial cuts are being made in the Department of Defense, and military personnel will likely be hit hard by sequester cuts.
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    Kimberly
    Categories: Careers
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    If you’ve taken an interest in higher education and career development, you’ve probably heard of STEM careers. STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations) have had a disproportionate influence on the direction of our workforce, even though they only make up 5% of all jobs in the U.S economy. Why such hoopla over STEM careers? Depends on who you ask. From a global perspective, these careers are central to economic competitiveness, innovation, and productivity. From an employee/employer standpoint, it’s a career field with high growth potential, high salaries, and hard talent to come by.
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    Kaley
    Categories: Careers
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    Trying to decide between several different online colleges? Unsure of how the competition stacks up? We want to help make it easier for you to decide, which is why we now give you the ability to compare schools side-by-side. You can pick up to four different schools to compare.

    By starting at our comprehensive list of online schools, you can select any school you’re interested in. Then, we’ll show you all the information you need to know including tuition, repayment rate, graduation rate, repayment rate, religious affiliation, and more. Not only that, but we’ll show you our own recommendation rate for each school, which is based off of our real student reviews.

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    Kimberly
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
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    A few weeks back, we wrote about the College Scorecard that the White House was planning to release in our article “ Hey, US Government: We’ve Got This One! The Obama College Scorecard .” Well, if you happened to watch the State of the Union address on Tuesday, you may have heard some more about the College Scorecard.

    During the State of the Union address, President Obama announced the release of the College Scorecard, which is now live on the White House website; it’s an interactive tool that aims to help students compare the value of an education at different institutions. The tool allows students to search for schools based on a number of factors, and then evaluate each school based upon a few different cost metrics.

    , by 
    Etana
    Categories: School News
  11. Are you one of the many students who are considering a degree in social work? Want some advice straight from the mouths of social work professionals? The social work blogging community is very active, and it can sometimes be difficult to filter through the noise to the articles that matter most.

    So, to help you out, we’ve done the work for you! We’ve compiled a list of articles that will help provide answers to many of your social work questions!

    , by 
    Etana
    Categories: Value of a Degree
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    We at Guide to Online Schools specialize in online colleges, and yet sometimes it’s difficult to understand exactly how big the industry really is. Online courses are becoming more and more popular. “MOOC” was even a runner-up for Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2012. Many people still think of online higher education as just for-profit colleges and universities, but many traditional schools are adding online degree programs, too. So how prevalent is online education?

    The Babson Survey Research Group released their tenth annual survey on the state of online higher education and reported that 6.7 million students have enrolled in at least one online course during the fall 2011 term. That’s nearly one-third of all students currently enrolled in some sort of higher education. That’s 570,000 more students than the previous year.

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    Kimberly
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
  13. It’s true. In an odd twist of fate, smack in the middle of a six-year recession, there’s a huge employee deficit that employers are struggling to fill. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “JOLTS” survey (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey), American employers have struggled month-over-month to fill 3.7 million job openings.

    Who’s eligible? Surprisingly, the hardest positions to fill are at the entry level. It’s a phenomenon that affects middle-skill jobs (i.e., jobs that require more than a high school degree but less than a four-year degree) and is largely attributed to a skills mismatch between employee and employer. A “Skills Gap,” as most people have come to know it.

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    Kaley
    Categories: Careers
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    When considering online programs, students often turn to their local public colleges and universities or the large for-profit colleges that they see advertised on television. However, an increasing number of schools across the country are beginning to develop comprehensive online degrees, opening up the possibility of enrollment to students across the country. While not living in the vicinity of these colleges could make earning the degree more complicated, if you are looking for the cheapest online degree option, it may be worth talking to an advisor at any of the following schools.

    , by 
    Etana
    Categories: Value of a Degree
  15. We recently made the decision to remove the categories “for-profit” and “non-profit” from certain places on our website, like this one. The for-profit or non-profit status of individual schools will still be indicated in lists like this, but we feel that it shouldn’t be one of the main things you see when first reviewing a list of schools.

    Why did we make this change?

    We believe that when choosing a school, the two most important factors should be quality and affordability; the ownership structure of a given school doesn’t always predict how well a school will deliver either of those things.

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    Paul
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
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    Are you considering an online school and want to make sure you pick a quality institution?

    One way of making sure your college is up to snuff is to look at rankings. US News and World Report released their rankings for top online bachelor’s degrees yesterday. As we just released our own rankings last week, we thought it only fair to review the similarities and differences so that you're aware of all of the factors that went into determining each list.

    , by 
    Kimberly
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
  17. It’s a new year. And while you are making resolutions to spend more time with your family, drop those few extra pounds and quit your nicotine habit, we at Guide to Online School’s are busy making a new year’s resolution of our own.

    It has always been our goal to bring you the most unbiased and comprehensive information about education. We recognize that making the decision to go to school, which college to attend and what to study can be stressful. Our 2013 new year’s resolution is to continue making these decisions easier for you by providing more information and more tools that will keep you on the right track.

    , by 
    Etana
    Categories: Guide to Online Schools News
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