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Degrees That Work: Why Choose Pennsylvania College of Technology?

  Tomorrow night Pennsylvania College of Technology will be the guest on #CampusChat (9PM ET). I’m excited to hear from them about why you should choose Penn College and share their unique philosophy of higher education. After much exposure to the college itself, its course materials, and speaking with its faculty and administration, I have […]

Degrees That Work: Penn College Has a Vision for Tomorrow’s Students

  This is the fourth article in a series about Pennsylvania Technical College: Degrees That Work.  Penn College is not only committed to its current students, but it has a vision for tomorrow’s students. While I was visiting the college, I had a conversation with a middle school teacher who had brought some her students […]

Degrees That Work: Planning for a Career, Not Just a Job

  Wouldn’t it be great to graduate from college with a career and not just a job? Students all over the country dream of graduating from college with a job. Penn College students graduate with a career. During my time on campus I spoke with students from all career concentrations and the overwhelming response was, […]

Degrees That Work: A Working World Within a College

  This week I continue my series on Degrees That Work—a look at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Take a visual walk with me across the campus and you will see there are labs; and then there are labs. Anyone who has ever been to high school or college has done lab work related to a […]

Degrees That Work: One College’s Best Kept Secret

  Imagine knowing when your student graduates from college he will have a skill, a high quality liberal arts education, and a job. Imagine a technical education with a liberal arts degree. Imagine your student doing a job he actually enjoys and is related to his major after graduation. Until recently, these claims did not […]

Should your student work in college?

  College is a busy enough time in the life of a student without undertaking a part time job, but he might not have a choice. Students and parents regularly complain about increases in the cost of a post-secondary education. After a four-year degree program, it might seem that now will be the time to […]

5 In-demand college degrees

  Soon enough your son or daughter will be off to college so that they can pursue their dreams and professional lives. Job recruiters and college admission officers say that one of the best ways for your child to know what he or she wants to do with their life career-wise is to find out […]

The 10 Most popular college degrees

  College is meant to be one of the most important stepping stones in life. The education students receive is designed to give them knowledge, experience, and a considerable leg up on the competition. Students are expected to become masters at their professional pursuits. Yet it should be noted that not all degrees are created […]

Why engineering degrees are still worth the resources

  There is a great deal of cynicism about the value of a collegiate degree these days, as unemployment soars and many people, even those with higher-level education, find themselves unable to find meaningful work.  While an English or Theater degree may be less valuable than the student would have hoped for, the good news […]

Wednesday’s Parent: Consider a Career Focused College

  With all the news about students graduating without job prospects, parents and students are researching alternatives to traditional higher education. One alternative is a career college. What would that look like? It would be a college that focuses on the career along with the degree–a career focused college. One such college is Pennsylvania College […]