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At Schools.com, we connect students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Here in our News section, we cover national education news and cover higher education topics and trends. Scroll through the archive for information on everything from policy to paychecks. To keep up-to-date, check back daily or follow @SchoolsEDU on Twitter.

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6 Recession-Proof Reasons to Get an Online Degree

Natalie Morris |

When the going gets tough, the tough get going--to school. In a harsh economy, anything that can make you more competitive in the job market merits serious consideration. Online degree programs fall into that category.

What do Business Analysts Do?

Carrie Thompson |

You hear the word "Business" and you hear the word "Analyst" pretty often in the working world. But what does a Business Analyst actually do? Here we take an in depth look into how Business Analysts solve problems on a daily basis.

A Day in the Life of a Sous Chef at an Upscale Restaurant

Beth Orenstein |

Being a sous chef requires long hours, but allows for creativity. Learn how one sous chef thrives at his job at an upscale restaurant, step-by-step, hour-by-hour.

5 Tips to Follow When Earning Your Online Degree

Jill Paugys |

Pursuing an online degree? Use these five effective tips to stay focused and energized while taking part in interactive education.

Degrees Defined: What is a Doctorate Degree and Why Is it Important?

Laura Horwitz |

Degrees Defined: How a Master's in Business Administration Degree Can Improve Your Career Opportunities

Laura Horwitz |

Degrees Defined: How a Master Degree Can Increase Both Your Salary and Job Prospects

Laura Horwitz |

While not all professions require a master degree, some absolutely do. Learn more about how a Master degree program can enhance your opportunities for advancement.

Degrees Defined: Associate Degree Programs are a Quick, Effective Way to Prepare for Your Career

Laura Horwitz |

Want to begin working in just two years? Or improve your chances of getting into one of the most competitive bachelor degree programs? Then consider earning your associate degree!

Degrees Defined: Why You Should Earn Your Bachelor Degree

Laura Horwitz |

Want a higher salary, better job security, and more job opportunities? Read on to learn more about why you should consider earning a bachelor degree.

What Is Executive Education? Choices for Career Development

Kate McIntyre |

An executive education program is a great way to develop new skills in leadership and strategy to enhance your professional development.

Resume Tips to Get You Noticed

Kelly Wingard |

Whether you are crafting an executive resume or one geared toward gaining college admission, these resume editing tips should keep your name afloat in applicant pools.

How to Build a Successful Event & Meeting Planner Career

Ann Howle |

Do you love to organize large events on a set budget? Are you creative and detail-oriented? Read about Ann Marie Howle's experience as an event and meeting planner; gain insight into how she became a Principal of More Than A Meeting.

Career Trends: Women in Architecture

Stanley Rubenti |

Although women are still underrepresented in architecture, trends indicate more and more female students are enrolling in architecture programs. While men may hold more positions, architecture is a competitive and difficult field for either gender.

In the Raw

Sue Booth |

The raw food movement is catching on in the culinary world. Aspiring raw food chefs have the opportunity to exercise their creativity without slaving over hot a stove.

Want to Feel Empowered During Tough Economic Times?

Carrie Thompson |

Looking to stay sharp during the recession? Read on to find out how online education could be the career pick-me-up you've been looking for.

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