Career Planning

How do you choose the right career path? It’s an important step in the college planning process that involves more than just declaring a college major. You will need to consider the cost of your college degree, your earning potential, and what options you may have for paying off student loan debt after graduation. Depending on your chosen field, there may even be scholarship opportunities and loan forgiveness programs that can help reduce your out-of-pocket costs. Learn where to find these money saving programs, and which college majors may give you the best return on your investment, as we take a look at some of the more popular career choices.

I.V. League Scholarships – aka Money for Nurses!

Nursing Scholarships If you have ever spent any time in a hospital, you probably know that one bright aspect during your stay usually has to do with your nurses. Very rarely do you encounter a nurse like Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest most nurses are compassionate and willing to go the extra mile to make your stay as tolerable as possible. Many who choose this profession are like angels with stethoscopes. Unfortunately, acquiring a nursing degree can be expensive and many prospective nurses turn to student loans to help pay the bills. Well, we’ve got the prescription for a better economic solution for these future Florence Nightingales. In celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we have compiled a list of some I.V. league scholarships for nurses and those in the medial field. Continue Reading…


Music to My Ears: Scholarships for Music Majors

Scholarships for Music Majors ‘Music is love in search of a word.’ – Sidonie Gabrielle

Nothing could be more thrilling than to wake up each day doing what you love. For musicians, it’s more than a career: it’s like breathing oxygen, and the need to create flows through our veins and gives us life. Unfortunately, college does not always afford us the opportunity to pursue our dreams for the sake of art; there’s almost always a price tag to be considered. So, before you get discouraged and resign yourself to becoming a ‘starving artist’ at college, check out these scholarship opportunities for music majors…you may find a way to keep your career dreams alive with scholarship funding!
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Consider Loan Forgiveness Programs

Veterinary Loan Forgiveness Programs “What do you want to be when you grow up?” How many times have you been asked this question? We start hearing it in elementary school, where we dream of being ballerinas, firemen or doctors. In high school, the question gets a bit more serious, as we face the decision of declaring a college major. If you find yourself at a crossroads, not quite sure of which direction to take, now might be a good time to conduct a little career evaluation and delve into some research on which careers might be best for you. Another thing to consider when determining your major, and ultimately your career, is the possibility of career scholarships and/or loan forgiveness programs attached to your fields of interest. Continue Reading…


Money Matters: Scholarships for Specific Career Paths

Nursing Scholarships It’s never easy trying to decide what major to choose when getting ready to go to college. Our decisions are often influenced by our families, society and, more often than not, money. Considering the educational investment we must make for career preparation before we even earn our first paycheck, it may help to know what financial assistance may be available within your given career choice. Knowing what scholarship resources are available can also help you decide on what level of degree you will ultimately pursue (undergraduate, graduate or higher). Here are a few examples of career paths that have scholarship opportunities for students at different levels of education… Continue Reading…


Master’s Degrees: What’s the Benefit?

getting a master's degree Are you thinking about pursuing more education after college? Well, great for you! Master’s degrees will give you in-depth knowledge about your chosen field and could possibly help you earn more money in the workforce.

A graduate degree provides you with an opportunity to intensely study your undergraduate degree or even pursue the study of any other field. You should expect to read and write more papers, participate in class discussions, and analyze others’ opinions.

Similar to your peers, you may have a few questions: Is graduate school really worth the trouble? Will earning a Master’s degree make a difference in my career? What are the advantages of obtaining a Master’s degree?

Let’s explore the benefits of earning your advanced degree. Continue Reading…


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