Educated Quest Career Corner

While many college-bound students have ambitions for further education, over two-thirds of bachelor’s degree graduates are likely to go to work after graduation day. Some graduate better prepared for work than others. They’ve chosen the right courses, built a good resume, developed the right skills, and learned how to network as early as possible. I can’t tell you how many parents expect their children to graduate college ready to start a full-time job. That’s why I started the Educated Quest Career Corner. I wanted to let you know how schools “do business,” to help students get the jobs they want.

Some colleges help students on their journey to work or further education better than others. The Educated Quest Career Corner helps students consider majors and careers, and how to prepare for them. My college counseling services  will you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. Have a comment on any of these posts? Please complete the comment box after you read it.

Want to know more about why I started the Educated Quest Career Corner? Check out these podcasts!

Listen to my talk, College Is A Learning AND Living Community! hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colon from Destination YOUniversity on Voice of America Radio!

Listen to my talk, What Exactly Is a Good College? hosted by test-prep experts Amy Seeley and Mike Bergin on Tests And The Rest!

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June 28, 2022

Cosmetic Science Major Is An Idea Of Beauty

In mid-April I had the privilege of visiting the University of Toledo (OH), the only school in the US that offers an undergraduate education in Cosmetic Science. As a follow-up I had the opportunity to do an interview with Dr. Gariella Baki, director of the Cosmetic Science program. A pharmacist […]
February 13, 2022

Rick Cohen on Combining Passions: Music and Computing

I contacted a hometown friend, Rick Cohen, because every so often I hear questions from parents that go like this: “My son really loves (insert art here), but he can’t get a job with that. Can you tell him to study (insert business or STEM field here)?” It’s also common […]
August 24, 2021

ChemTalk Offers Chemistry Tutorials And More

If I went back in time to high school I would run into all kinds of enthusiasts. Some might call them prodigies. Others might call them nerds. ChemTalk (aka: is a site managed by chemistry enthusiasts. ChemTalk tries, in its own words, to make chemistry fun and easy using a […]
February 1, 2021

ROTC Scholarships vs Military Service Academies

Many college graduates, my father and father in law included, earned their college degrees through ROTC. Amanda Riley, a young woman previously interviewed in my post on Clarkson University (NY), has also financed her education through ROTC. The roots of ROTC date back to 1862 when military science was first […]
December 8, 2020

Esports Are More Than Just Games At Miami University (OH)

Esports are popular with high school students, and I needed to understand them better. So, I went to an expert for help. Glenn Platt,  Professor of Emerging Technology in Business & Design/Marketing at Miami University (OH), was a perfect guide. In our recent interview, he talks about the academic and […]
October 13, 2020

What Does It Take to Study and Work in Veterinary Medicine?

Considering a career in veterinary medicine? You might want to listen to this interview with Dr. Leah Knapp, veterinarian, college professor and pre-vet advisor. I went to high school with Leah, and she graduated as a co-valedictorian of her class. Back then I knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. […]
September 16, 2020

So You Want to Be a Psychology Major?

While the liberal arts are constantly under fire for the perceived value, the Psychology major is still one of the most popular choices on college campuses.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Psychology was a more popular major than Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Communications, and any other social […]
September 1, 2020

From High School to High Tech: Rewards of an Engineering Education

A short time ago I wrote a post on questions that students and parents should ask about an engineering degree. There are many rewards to an engineering education, if you enter college prepared at the start. But if you slog through and struggle those rewards will be harder to come […]
August 18, 2020

What Does a ‘Great’ Teacher Education Program Do?

Being involved with college counseling as well as writing I have to continually read about news, policies and trends in middle school and secondary school education as well as the offerings in teacher education programs. The outlook for public education, aside from “best” school rankings, is rarely positive, although it […]
August 6, 2020

The Double Whammy of Unpaid Internships

College-bound students are likely to be pressured earlier into career-related decisions. One such pressure is to take on an unpaid internship.  The hook is that the unpaid internship be credit-bearing. In effect the intern pays their school for the privilege of gaining valuable work experience. This is the “double-whammy” of unpaid internships. These […]