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Don’t Forget About the Humanities!

With all the talk lately about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, it seems that many people are forgetting about the humanities. You know, foreign language, literature/English, art, music, philosophy, and theatre (FLAMPT—let’s start a new trendy acronym!). Yes, the jobs are plentiful in the sciences, computer fields, and … Continue reading

Are online classes for you?

As a career counselor who often does academic advising, I frequently get asked “what’s different about an online class?” or “is it harder to take it online?” Great questions!

I usually ask if the student is self-disciplined and has good time management skills. Do they have basic computer skills and … Continue reading

Actively Pursuing Activities on Campus

In my last blog, I wrote about the benefits of making connections with professors and other staff on a college campus. One benefit was feeling more connected to your school and therefore wanting to remain in school. Another factor that increases persistence is involvement in extracurricular activities. Similar to making … Continue reading