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How To Determine, “Is College Worth It?”

With student loan debt totaling a whopping 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s understandable that many people might be asking the question, “Is college worth it?” After all, next to a home mortgage, paying for higher education is one of the most significant financial investments a person can make during their lifetime. Studies show that college is…

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The Best Career Choices For Students

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They might dream of being astronauts, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc. However, as they move into their teenage years, they often want to explore other career choices. Conventional wisdom claims a student’s choice of college and major will drive their occupation. However,…

2016 Dare 2B Digital Conference & Innovation Challenge

In only a few short weeks the 2016 Dare 2B Digital Conference will commence. This is Silicon Valley’s premier STEAM event. Its purpose is to give young women from 7th – 10th grade a taste of the widespread permeation of computer technology in our world today.  They’ll go over the basics of obtaining a future…

The $75,000 Fifth Year of College

Guest blogger Lisa Marker-Robbins is the owner/CEO of LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, LLC). In Brian’s junior year of high school, he was determined to become a petroleum engineer, the highest paid field of engineering. This was fueled by his love of science and math as well as successfully navigating a college level first…

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Tell Your Kids: Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  They dream big: Astronauts, firefighters, doctors, etc.  Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions. Common wisdom claims…

Summer 2015 Programs & Internships

Future Investing with Summer Programs and Internships

Seniors: With summer approaching, you and other high school students may first bask in the glow of three months away from essays and assigned projects.  Once that feeling subsides—particularly for all of you wonderfully ambitious students—you’ll wonder if any options exist to keep your mind stimulated, prepare yourself for their future careers, or possibly explore…