Here is a link to an article about the advantages for someone interested in getting a four year degree or starting their college career at a community college for two years and then transferring. Read More
This article ranks 100 jobs by the potential growth in job opportunities. It takes in a wide range of careers that include some that require graduate school like being a dentist to occupations in the health care sector that require only a few weeks training like being a phlebotomist. The article also gives up to date salary ranges. All jobs aren't created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in the social services and business sectors. And for the first time, our No. 1 pick is a technology job. Read more about it on USNews.com
Students like are saving money through online marketplaces for used, new, rental or electronic textbooks. You can even rent textbooks rather than buy them. For example, Some McGraw Hill textbooks are 50% less as an electronic book. This article points out a number of online marketplaces and other strategies to reduce the cost of your textbooks. It was written by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, a writer for the Washington Post, and has links to a number of resources. Read More
This article discusses what US News and World Report feels are the 20 fastest growing jobs, by industry, in which employment should grow by 30 percent or more. Read More
Brian Harris is a prolific author who has written extensively about how to choose a career. This is an inexpensive book that you can buy on Amazon for download for $3 that combines a self evaluation of your personal interests with a career aptitude test. Doing a self evaluation of both your interests and your abilities can help you better focus on careers where you will likely be the most successful. Read More
This is and article from the Wall Street Journal that talks about the difficulty businesses are having recruiting young people to enter high tech sales jobs. The author points out that many people feel these kinds of jobs are risky and that sales careers have a stigma. But the sales positions described in this article pay about twice what you can earn at an average administrative job. For those of you who are outgoing and have an interest in sales and marketing, these kinds of high sales positions are something you should investigate. Read More
Getting a degree is very expensive and sometimes, it can get you tangled up in student loans that takes ages to pay if you're lucky enough to land a lucrative job. This article outlines 7 of the top high-paying jobs to aspire for to make it easier to pay your debts and save you a lot on interest cost. Read the full article at University.com.
YPNG College Admissions Preparation Program Preparation + Intelligent Effort + Persistance = Success Index (Click on Blue or Scroll to Navigate) I. Deciding on a Career that is Right for You II. Your College Application 1. Essay 2. High School Resume and College Interviews 3. Letters of Recommendation III. ACT and SAT Test Scores 1. ACT/SAT prep resources that are completely "free". IV. Other Things to Know 1. Student Services 2. Map Out Your Classes for Each Year V. Know the Requirements for an Entry Level Job 1. Develop Leadership Skill in High School 2. Strong Communication Skills 3. Demonstrate Teamwork I. Deciding on a Career that is Right for You Before you take any general career tests, do a thorough self- evaluation of your personal strengths and weaknesses. You intuitively know the subjects in school that you like and where you excel. But also look at your other abilities. For example, the YPNG Blog page...
Securing Oklahoma's Economic Future By Bill Langdon The declining level of investment in our kid’s education and healthcare is having economic consequences for Oklahoma and threatening the economic future of our state. We no longer have a competitive, well trained and healthy workforce and are not attracting enough well paying jobs that can reverse the declining standard of living faced by the families in our state. Here are the statistics employers see when they consider locating in Oklahoma. We rank 32nd in the percentage of people in our state over 25 that have a high school education but only 42nd in terms of those who have a college degree or 30.8% compared with 34% for the nation as a whole. In addition, Oklahoma now ranks 47th in terms of the educational quality of its public schools as of 2017 and 46th in terms of overall medical health. These are...