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 is an article that points out some areas where technical training can provide young people with careers that pay as well those requiring college. Many welling programs can be taken in low cost or free community colleges with work/study or apprenticeships where you earn while you learn. Read more.
Here is a US News and World Report article on six ideas on ways to attend college without using student loans. Some new ideas that are worth a read and could help reduce if not eliminate your student deb. Learn 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
There is projected to be a shortage of computer programers by 2020 of over one million. This article shows you how you can train to be a computer programmer without the expense of a four year college using the principals of an apprenticeship where there are training partnerships with industry. Read More
Internships Paid internships offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn much like an apprenticeship. The main difference is that most apprenticeships involve the construction trades and can take up to five years to complete while a paid internship usually involves either a technical or white-collar job and can be completed in a shorter period of time and can last as little as a few months or one or two years. For example, one of the longest internships YPNG has listed is to train to become an auto technician. This involves six months working with techs at the dealership and then up to two years supplementing you r training at a technical school where you learn more about how to maintain th e types of vehicles sold at the dealership sponsoring your internship. There are also internships for both college and high school students that last for only...
Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives young people a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives. The subtitle is How to Change and Win. This cover says the book is for teens. But there is also an adult version. YPNG learned about this book from a University Professor who gives a copy to all his Freshman students every year. Read More
I. Your College Application The first thing to do is obtain applications from at least three colleges you would like to attend. While costs are important in choosing a college, keep in mind that most colleges have scholarships and other kinds of financial aid available so few students pay the published rates. If you have good grades and test scores, you should be able to get help with tuition and other costs. For this reason, some of you may find it is more economical to attend a private school versus a public school. They often have large endowments and greater opportunities for finical aid. So if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher and good test scores, get an application from a private school. Don’t be afraid to include an ivy league school like Yale, Princeton or any other well known private school with highly ranked programs in the...
For anyone doing research on a particular college major and colleges that offer a strong program in that major, this books is invaluable. The 2015 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education—over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate. Read More