Career Path

Choosing A College Major

For those of you newly minted high school graduates who are headed to college, here are some questions for you: Have you decided in what area you will major? What will be your program of emphasis? Will you go with your heart or your head when deciding? Who might be influencing your choice? Your friends? ...

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Should Daughter Grab Free MBA Deal Post-College or Work First?

Question: My daughter will be graduating with a degree in Business Management in May. She has a very real chance at receiving a graduate assistant position at her school and receiving her MBA paid for by the college. I have read that an MBA is best received while you are working or after you have ...

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College Majors and Expectations

Can the major you select for your undergraduate college experience strongly affect your income or success in life? My answer, from the perspective of a professional college counselor, would be, “Probably not.” However, there seems to be a kind of consensus out there that makes a direct correlation between what you study in college and ...

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Zoology Programs in Texas?

Question: I am currently a junior in high school. I was wondering if there are any colleges in Texas that have a class in Zoology. I am really interested in a career in where I get to study animals, especially in their habitats. Thank you, this would really mean a lot and I’d have a ...

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Should Prospective Business Major Take Bio Subject Test?

Question: I’m planning on studying business. I took both SAT II’s for Spanish and got an 800 on the two. I took Biology Honors and with some prep I feel pretty confident. Should I take the SAT II Biology test? Is it worth my time and money or do business schools don’t really care about ...

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Will Minimum Credits and Pass/Fail Grades Hurt Med School Applicant?

Question: I’m considering applying to med school or some kind of graduate school program in health or sciences after I get my degree. Will taking the minimum number of required credits every year affect how my application is viewed? and what about opting for the P/NP option on some of the courses I find difficult? ...

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Big Cheap Public School or Smaller Pricey Private One?

Question: My son was accepted into Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Florida Honors program. He is interested in a career in physics and would go on to pursue a graduate degree. Which is the better school/program? The other issue is cost. Carnegie Mellon would cost about $50,000 a year where the University of ...

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Is Pricey Summer Program Worth the Dough?

Question: We live in the Midwest and our High School Junior is looking at a 4 week residential program at a private University in California with a focus on college level writing. Fees plus transportation costs will top $8,000. Is this worth the money? There’s an old joke about a tourist who is lost in ...

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