April 25, 2017
There's a reason business is one of the most popular majors for undergraduate students. With a wide variety of career options, good pay and plenty of opportunity, maybe it's time to see if a business degree is right for you.
Air Force combat medic. College student. Tutor. All of these things describe Columbia College student Ashley Williams, but they don't give you the full picture of her incredible journey and love for learning.
April 11, 2017
You've earned your associate degree - a major accomplishment! But now what? We asked Charlie Mackey of Columbia College a few questions about your potential next steps.
April 20, 2017
Looking for a new job in a new city is hard, we won't deny that. However, it's not impossible. We have three ways you can get a jump start on the job hunt by using the resources in your new hometown.
April 18, 2017
Whether you're taking them in-seat or online, classes are a time commitment. Putting together a weekly schedule can help you manage the time commitment, and keep you on track for success!
April 13, 2017
"The number of adult, or nontraditional students is increasing and makes up close to 40 percent of the college-going population."
-American Council on Education
"Nurses with a BSN are in high demand with the Institute of Medicine calling for BSN's to make up 80% of the total nursing workforce by 2020."
-United States Institute of Medicine
"When searching for a college as an adult student, consider these six factors: Location, Accreditation, Cost, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates and Support for Adult Learners."
-College Search: Adult Student Edition
"I started going to college because I wanted to accomplish better things in my job...I think if you're in law enforcement going back to college is not an option, it's a requirement."
Kate Rothwell shares what she does to help students find success in college. For non-traditional students, that means helping them balance going back to school with their other responsibilities.
The PIC and PiLE programs can help you get your degree faster using your academy training, whether you're in Criminal Justice or another field. "You can go into political science or business or art, and still use these programs."
If you've ever found yourself at a gathering where no one is really talking, you know the importance of breaking the ice. Whether you're gathered to network, or to socialize there are a few things you can do to get the conversation flowing.
If you have questions about how to be successful as a non-traditional college student, Charlie Mackey of Columbia College has your answers.
You've made it to the end of the interview, now it's time to seal the deal with a handshake. Don't let a bad one (limp fish, fist bump, power grip) be the reason a job slips through your hands. Literally.
Head shots: no longer just for performers and models. Today, more than ever, head shots are an important part of being a professional. Before you get yours taken, scroll through our guide of professional head shot best practices.
You've decided you want a career in nursing, but now what? Our handy infographic should help you decide which path is right for you based on certifications, education needed, salary, duties and projected employment.
You know what red flags you need to avoid on your resume, so now let's get into the details. These three parts of your resume are essential, and it's important that you get them right.
We think it's time to stop picturing college students only as teenagers looking for the next party. Instead, we'd like to expand that view to include what students actually look like: you.
Resume red flags are like potholes in your career path preventing you from getting the job. Decision makers at Columbia College shared what they saw as red flags, and how you can remove them.