How To Make The Most Of Your College Education

TIP: When Mom and dad could not afford the barber we sought out a beauty school or barber college. Students worked on our hair under the watchful eye of licensed stylists. Depending on your income, a shampoo, cut and style can be free or just a nominal charge.

Make a loan. Low interest rates make this an easy time to loan your children money. You have to be willing to take the risk of losing the money but if you set up a payment plan and trust your children it can be a great way to offer your child some financial help while teaching them about fiscal responsibility.

Network, add to your skills set, and get some experience in your field of interest. You will be amazed at how effective volunteering is. Some of the best job related word of mouth, referrals and karma comes from volunteering.

Different majors carry different requirements. Some programs can be completed in four years, while others require less or more time. Some majors will also require you to complete graduate studies. A bachelor’s degree won’t always cut it when it comes to the working world. Do you have the time and money to invest in your choice of study? Do you want to begin working right away? You need to know what will be expected of you when you choose your college major.

Movie Magic Camp will be held from August 2-6 from 9:00am-11:00a.m. Ages: 3rd-5th grade is invited to participate. Join Chef April Howell for food and fun centered favorite children’s movies. Favorites being cooked up will be from Ratatouille, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Shrek, and more!

Believe it or not, employers do not hire people within a week of posting their ad. Often times they spend weeks eliminating people in grueling step by step interview processes. You may have one interview with a supervisor and then get passed on to another person a week later. Don’t think you can start looking for a job two weeks before graduation and be just fine. Start looking a couple months in advance. Get a working resume going, and even go to your college career center for help.

Depending on your degree there is the potential that travel will be involved just to find a job. While many like to stay close to home because it is familiar there is nothing wrong with getting out there and exploring the world. There may be a few life lessons taught through the culture changes experienced also. If there is underrepresentation at your place of work take some initiative and ask for more responsibility. Also if it is not enjoyable then do not stay. There will be less motivation to complete the work if there is no enjoyment in what the work entitles. Be smart about it and do the research to find what jobs are ideal, but also responsible in today’s economy.

Find out about the reputation of the school. Talk to students that currently attend it. Research the alumni that have graduated from the same program you are interested in attending. Where are they currently working? What accomplishments have they been able to make?