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!

Do you have a question that could be answered on the Educated Quest Career Corner? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062
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 […]
June 29, 2020

The Business of Choosing Undergraduate Business Programs

For the past six years I have worked with high school students who considered various undergraduate business programs. There are many very good ones. But don’t rely too much on rankings. They  fluctuate wildly from year to year.  But what should you rely on to consider undergraduate business programs? Undergraduate business […]
June 18, 2020

A Unique Educational Opportunity in Human Services Management

Many current college students as well as recent graduates are interested in the caring human services professions. The draw might be to help people in one-to-one or group settings. However, as human services professionals gain more experience they want to teach and manage others. I spoke with Mark Doyle last week […]
June 18, 2020

No Pre-Law or Law School Experience Is The Same

Ask any college admissions officer about the “pre-law” program at their school. You will likely get the same answer: there is no pre-law major. Ask any attorney about the best legal education, and you will also get many answers. The law is a highly respected profession. But I’m sure that you […]
June 5, 2020

The Value of Cooperative Education

I worked around the career development world for several years before becoming an admissions advisor. Among the areas that I had to understand was cooperative education. Under cooperative education, students alternate periods of school and full-time work for one or more years of college. Cooperative education, aka ‘co-op’. is voluntary […]
June 4, 2020

The US Army: What Does It Take to Become an Officer-and Succeed?

The US Army is not only the world’s finest army. it is also one of the leading supporters of higher education in our country. An educated officer corps make our army stronger, and former officers are quite valued for their leadership skills. Military training, whether it comes through Army ROTC […]

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