Is this Job Right For You? Take a Closer Look

How will you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Before you commit to earning a new degree or start looking for a new job, take a closer look at what that new career might be like. Here’s how: Research: You can find lots of career information online. Start at LearnMoreIndiana.org, which offers quizzes to help match your personality and interests to a career. The website can help you experience a career, build a resume and learn about career resources all year, but especially during the last week of…

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Get Skilled for Better Jobs

Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States and in each of the 50 states. Yet too often, these jobs can’t be filled because there are too few trained workers. In Indiana, middle-skill jobs account for 59 percent of the labor market, but only 48 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level, according to the National Skills Coalition. Programs and opportunities to gain the training and skills for…

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Too Good to Be True?

Watch out for diploma mills that offer you a “degree” for a flat fee in a short amount of time with little or no course work. The Federal Trade Commission warns that some diploma mills use names that are very similar to well-known colleges or universities. The diploma mill degree, however, is fake or worthless, costing you money and possibly your reputation. Watch out for colleges that offer too-good-to-be-true sounding offers for a degree without studies or exams or a “no-wait” offer of a diploma in just a few weeks.…

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Degree Map

College is like any journey: It helps to have a map. At Indiana public colleges and universities, all students should be provided with a degree map, which outlines the courses they need to take each semester to graduate from college on time. Indiana public colleges and universities also offer a guarantee: If the course isn’t available to you when it is mapped, it is free. Degree maps can show you critical courses to complete by specific points in your college career, the minimum grade required for it to count toward…

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Will These Credits Transfer?

You started a degree at one college. Had to stop after a couple of semesters. Started again a few years later, but stopped again. Now you want to finish your degree, but all you have is a bunch of credits from a few different places. What can you do? It is not an uncommon situation, according to Tari Lambert, director of the Indiana Core Transfer Library. “So many students have started down one educational path but dropped out for one reason or another,” Lambert says. LearnmoreIndiana.org can help you sort…

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