College Degrees That Leave You With DEBT FOR LIFE

July 4, 2011

A few weeks ago, I published an article that pissed off a lot of people.  Well, Communications major really.  It was titled, “A Question for All You Communications Majors“.  In retrospect, the article I wrote wasn’t really the message I intended to convey.  What started off as a post on the ramifications of taking on […]

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A Question for all you Communications Majors…

May 9, 2011

Like clockwork, the regurgitated article on newly minted college grads with 6-figure debt are flying again.  You can always count on this old standby from CNN, Yahoo, and the like.  Recently, it was HuffingtonPost with a similar tale (here).  What is consistent across all these solemn tales is usually a naive Communications major.  It’s rare […]

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College Cheating Viral Video -The “Deal” I Would Have Offered

November 21, 2010

Last week there was a popular video circulating where a college professor confronts his class after learning that somehow, students obtained access to the test key used for an exam and statistically, it appeared as though about 1/3 of the class cheated.  The video is somewhat lengthy, so I’ll break down the high points for […]

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Top MBA ROI: Day 1 Data Shows Huge Returns

November 14, 2010

Businessweek released a pretty comprehensive report on top MBA programs both in the US and abroad.  I like the format they used where they took aggregated data on median salary upon entering the program and starting salary upon exit.  If I make a few very basic assumptions about the program, I can derive some quick […]

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Want to Know What the ROI on Your College Is? Report Tells All

July 12, 2010

As an avid reader of BusinessWeek, I was interested in a recent article outlining the most comprehensive study I’ve seen to date on trying to actually pinpoint what kind of return on investment (ROI) a particular college delivers to graduates.  Anecdotally, we all know that guy who went to a prestigious private school for $40,000 […]

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Is Private School Worth It? It Depends…

June 2, 2010

Where I grew up, everyone pretty much went to the township public school – at least everyone I knew. Occasionally, a new kid would enter our class in 6th grade or 9th grade after having spent the prior years at a private school.  Based on my anecdotal recollection, there didn’t seem to be a correlation […]

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