How to Improve Your Writing Skills in College

Many entering college freshman lack the writing skills necessary to succeed at the post-secondary level. If high school didn’t prepare you for the writing requirements of college, you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated when essays and papers are assigned. While it will be a challenge to catch up to your peers who received better preparation, Read More …

10 Certificate Programs for Career Advancement

Lower Columbia College (LCC) via Compfight Preparing for a stable career doesn’t need to be a long and expensive endeavor. Certificate programs provide practical career skills to high school graduates, career changers, or professionals wishing supplement work experience. If you feel that a two-or four-year degree isn’t the right choice but still want a career Read More …

The Growing Importance of Emotional Intelligence

  Victor1558 via Compfight Emotional intelligence, the ability to identify and control emotions in oneself and others, has gained much attention recently. With the increasing automation and offshoring of jobs that don’t require much human interaction, emotional intelligence will be become even more important as time passes. Although not everyone is a natural at understanding Read More …

Gaining Marketable Skills in College

AdamLogan via Compfight Most students go to college in order to improve their earning potential and job prospects. With rising tuition costs at public and private institutions, learning for the sake of learning just isn’t enough. Unfortunately, many students graduate without useful skills that allow them to be competitive in the job market. But by Read More …

Tips for Gaining Transferable Skills in College

No matter what major you choose, gaining transferable skills should be a key goal in your college career. Transferable skills differ from technical skills in that they are useful in any industry or job. Examples of transferable skills include communication, organization, leadership, research and time management. By demonstrating these skills, you’ll experience a wider variety Read More …