Education Articles


  • Befriend your financial aid office and be financed

    Financial aid etiquette 101

    Financial aid offices and financial advisors are often challenged with the task of bringing bad news to students who are literally banking on good news. Institutional guidelines and federal regulations control the majority of their professional decisions and their advice to students-- no matter how much they like you. However, despite the limitations these offices have, you may want to consider the value of a good relationship with your school’s financial aid office. Read >

  • Conquer debt and avoid your parents' basement

    Info about loans to help you make smart choices

    Post-graduation dreams don't usually include moving back in with your parents. Unfortunately, this is a reality for thousands of undergraduates with student debt. Here’s some crucial information about the different kinds of student loans that can help you make smart choices and (hopefully) keep you out of mom & dad's basement. Read >

  • Academic advisors: your new best friend

    Why you should get in good with your academic advisor

    So, you’re headed off to college? It’s time to figure out what to do there -–including what college courses you should take. The great thing is that there’s someone who knows all of this – your academic advisor. And, if you let them, they’ll make your life a lot easier and save you from wasting time. Read >

  • Advanced degree, advanced decision

    Choosing the right grad school and master’s degree program

    Looking for more school after graduation, eh? Additional smarts await you – along with some important decisions... Read >

  • Become a time master

    The inside scoop on the art of time management

    Good time management is one of the biggest contributors to your sanity – and success – in college. It takes more than just saying you’ll stop goofing off and spend more time studying. It’s an art and we’ve got the inside scoop for you. Read >

  • Closing the gap: how to meet the 150 hour requirement

    How will you earn your 150 hours?

    The math isn’t that hard for a budding accountant: you need 150 credit hours to qualify for the CPA, but you only need 120 credit hours for an undergraduate degree. That leaves a 30 hour gap that you need to fill. Here's how you can do just that. Read >

  • College presentations: bringing numbers to life

    Six tips on how to wow and engage your audience with more than just data.

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  • How to handle adversity in college

    Accounting students can overcome challenges with these concrete steps.

    It’s not always easy being a college accounting student. Earning a degree is well worth it – as it will open the door to a satisfying career. But, as with many majors, there are challenges ranging from academic pressure to heavy course workloads. Despite these issues, accounting students can tackle adversity head-on if they take certain steps to mitigate it. Read >

  • Learn it your way

    How your learning style can help you conquer the CPA Exam

    You’ve got a lot to cram into that brain of yours before you take that frightful CPA Exam, but before the cram fest begins, you need to figure out how you learn and study best – you know, so you can retain and comprehend the information, the first time. Read >

  • Navigating fiscal waters as a college student

    Financial Literacy 101

    When your savings account is more like a paddle boat than a cruise ship, being smart with your money might be the last thing on your mind. But now is the perfect time to get good with the green--and the plastic--so you don’t sink your financial future. Read >

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