High Anxiety Among Young AdultsNov 18, 2020
Lauren Rhoads is a high-performing business student at the College of Charleston, the kind who color-codes her to-do list and does the lion’s share of the work in group assignments. This senior business major was cruising through her college career with internships lined up and jobs awaiting until Covid hit.
Survey Says… Lowcountry Employers Need the Right SkillsDec 9, 2019
While many jobs in advanced manufacturing, IT, healthcare and other high-demand positions offer premium pay and benefits, many other jobs in high demand, like construction trades and hospitality, offer low pay.
The Altered State of Graduate EducationJan 28, 2019
In the fluid learning economy in which we operate today, more people than ever are seeking to update, or acquire new skills. The last 20 years have completely disrupted the fields of journalism, marketing, music, publishing, travel, retail and many others. The shift from a knowledge economy to a learning economy – i.e. one where…
The Value of an Advanced Degree in HealthcareDec 17, 2018
Although policy makers lament the growing slice of the economic pie being consumed by healthcare, there is one group thrilled about it – people who work in healthcare. More healthcare means more opportunities for jobs, businesses and careers. Dr. Nancy Muller is the Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the College…
Studying for FinalsDec 11, 2018
Photo by Angelina Litvin via Unsplash For many courses in graduate school, the final exam determines a substantial part of the overall grade. That means a semester of work can be undone by one bad exam. So what’s the secret to studying for finals? Three veteran exam takers with very different studying styles share this…
Student Loan Series: Part 3Dec 3, 2018
Photo by Jon Elswick—AP via TIME Magazine At the rate she is going, Taylor Bauer thought she would literally never pay off her student loans. A former teacher in the Berkeley County School District who is now teaching in Mexico City, Bauer has been making income-based payments for five years. The federal student loan program offers…
Student Loan Series: Part 2Nov 15, 2018
Photo by Rawpixel via Unsplash Just as new graduates are beginning to pay back their federal student loans, prospective undergrad and graduate students are eligible to fill out the financial aid paperwork for next academic year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be submitted as early as October 1 for the…
Student Loans Series: Part 1Nov 12, 2018
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay The greatest test of a student’s college career is upon us: it’s time for May 2018 graduates to begin repaying student loans. The average college graduate leaves school owing roughly $42,000, in payments of $350/month for ten years. The problem, say financial aid officers, is that many students are uninformed…