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  • How many of you are in school now? What are you taking? Anyone thinking about going back? Certificates, degrees, online training at work
  • Note: Data are for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey. BLS has some data on the employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic origin online. The Census Bureau also has some data on the educational attainment online. http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm_________________MD - medicineDDS - dentistryJD - lawDVM - veterinary medicineMBA - businessMSE - engineeringand so on. They are typically focused on a particular kind of career. (Some of these can also be classed as doctoral degrees, of course.)A PhD is the traditional "academic" doctoral degree in arts or sciences. You go to grad school, take some classes, and, most important, do some independent work and write a dissertation that is (at least in theory) a work of original scholarship.
  • Tom Friedman’s NYTimes OpEd article January 25th, 2012 cited current unemployment statistics for those over 25: Less than high school 13.8%, high school grad 8.7%, some college 7.7%, college degree 4.1%.How I could use my degree to better market myself? $750 an hour for a webinar vs. my competitor
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    1. 1. Pursuing Higher Education IS IT WORTH THE TIME?
    2. 2. About your facilitator: CEO/Founder, The Youth Career Coach Inc. Certified Professional Career Coach (PARW/CC) Education Consultant, Encompass Solutions CONTACT Faculty: Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and University of Rhode Island Office: 617-942-2861 Email: Board of Directors, Dimock Community Health info@theyouthcareercoach.com Center Facebook: www.facebook.com/ Education includes: BA in Image Consulting, MBA natascha.saunders in Global Business, MS in Leadership, Executive Certificate in Leadership, Certified Career LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ Coach, currently working on Doctorate in nataschasaunders Education Former Employers include: BU, MIT Sloan, JWU, A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. , Wells Fargo, State Street, Neiman Marcus, Beth Israel Hospital, Roxbury Public Defenders
    3. 3. What we’ll discuss…. 1. What is continuing education 2. Why continue your education 3. When is a good time to start preparing 4. How do you prepare 5. Benefits 6. Ask The Career Coach
    4. 4. What is Continuing Your Education is an all-encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. The term is used mainly in the United States and Canada. Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-traditional students, non- degree career training, workforce training, formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online) self-directed learning (such as through Internet interest groups, clubs or personal research activities) and experiential learning as applied to problem solving.
    5. 5. Why Pursue Higher Education What are your thoughts on why? To keep your skills and knowledge base current Reducing employment limitations Self Achievement | Personal Satisfaction Enhanced traits such as: Discipline  It takes great discipline to study properly, avoiding procrastination and preparing adequate notes and study aids each week. It also takes great discipline to distill months of knowledge. Money | Prestige
    7. 7. INCOMEAccording to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report titled "The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings" (.pdf) reveals that over an adults working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelors degree, $2.1 million; and people with a masters degree, $2.5 million. Persons with doctoral degrees earn an average of $3.4 million during their working life, while those with professional degrees are around $4.4 million.
    8. 8. When is a good time to prepare Your thoughts? Now! I don’t believe there will ever be a good time. Example:  Fire in our home  My brother in my MBA Program When you’ve notice the jobs you have an interest in require a degree When you notice the people you want to do business with have degrees (People like to do business with people they know or have something in common.)
    9. 9. How do you prepare?1. What are some tools that you’ve used to prepare?2. Self Analysis3. Leadership and Peer Analysis (Biographies)4. Talk to your career coach (NFL)5. Family Inventory | Time Management | Resources6. Work flexibility | Corporation Culture7. Attend an open house and orientation8. Research  About the Schools  Regarding Academic Programs  Online or OnCampus or Both
    10. 10. How do you prepare cont.8. Meet with admissions, registrar, career services, meet the dean9. Financial Aid Meeting | FAFSA10. Books where to purchase them (used, library reserve, friend takes course different terms)11. Meet with past schools attended
    11. 11. Benefits1. What are the benefits?2. Consider the social and cultural benefits, for instance: making friends, learning social rules and norms and understanding civic roles.3. Some of the most sought-after benefits from education are economic. For example, specialized knowledge and technical skills, for example, lead to higher incomes, greater productivity and generation of valuable ideas.4. Educated people make more money in traditional careers “except for the exceptions – idea generators”5. People respect people with education more than those who dont
    12. 12. Benefits cont.6. Having an education allows you to work in a field that you enjoy7. Have more stimulating conversations8. Skill set such as writing | communication | team work9. Learn From Masters of your Field Sure, many things learned in college can be learned at the library. What you miss out on, however, is someone to put those texts in context. Professors are hired because theyre at the top of their area of expertise. Of course they wont all be goldmines, but when you find one, latch on. Youll learn more than youll find in any book.
    13. 13. My success & survival tips Stayed at work vs. Stayed at home to study (Where?) I used my current job as part of my research and papers – opened doors to networking and expanded my knowledge base I read many organizational charts of employees in my company & my competitors that went to the school I was attending I did a semester long internship from the school but used my current job as the site it knocked out 1 whole term and I was able to pitch and craft a special project for my job My study groups were specifically selected by me – kids whose parents sent them to school before they take over their family business
    14. 14. SOCRATES once said that “the more he learned, the more he became convinced of his own ignorance”.
    15. 15. Ask The Career Coach
    16. 16. Resources Employee Online Courses MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses  Such as: Classics, Languages, Chemistry, History, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.  Hosted by: Emory, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Harvard etc.
    17. 17. THANK YOU!  CONTACT  Office: 617-942-2861  Email: info@theyouthcareercoach.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ natascha.saunders  LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/nataschasaunders