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Top 25 Most Interesting College Blogger in 2017

Most of us will some point in our life spent 4 or 5 years studying in a college. Going to a college can either be an “exciting” or a “painful” experience depending on how well you are prepared. The following Top 25 college bloggers provide some of the most interesting information, best tips and answers to prepare you to achieve your best moment in college.

This blogger is a father who gives advice about how to pay for college and what parents can teach their children about financial planning. He shares financial tricks on how college students can use to finance college

This blog shares what jobs you can find after completing your college education. It does job searches based on location, field and major. If you are still in college, it will helps you find internships based on the same criteria as the jobs

Carly started this blog as a creative outlet during her freshman year at Georgetown University back in 2008. She shares her journey and adventure in all aspect of college life.

This blog is for the college lady who want their clothes to look good and stylish on a low budget. It also tells them where they can buy inexpensive makeup.

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10 Powerful Tips When Selecting College Degree

10 Powerful Tips When Selecting A College Degree

Getting admitted to a college you dream of is a great achievement. However, the next step - selecting a degree - can make a big difference to your career but at the same time can be overwhelming. This infographic will help you navigate through the tough decision of selecting a degree that ensures future success.

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1. The Future of Jobs - for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Increase in Net Employment outlook by job family, 2015–2020 Employees (thousands, all focus countries) (World Economic Forum 2016)

· Business and Financial Operations (+492)

· Management (+416)

· Computer and Mathematical (+405)

· Architecture and Engineering (+339)

· Sales and Related (+303)

· Office and Administrative (-4759)

· Manufacturing and Production (-1609)

· Construction and Extraction (-497)

2. Degree Where People Find Meaning in Their Work (Study by topuniversities.com in 2016)

· Biomedical Engineering (75%)

· Structural Engineering (71%)

· Physician Assistant Studies (86%)

· Environmental Engineering (66%)

· Aeronautical Engineering (61%)

3. Drivers of Change Affecting Skills of Future Industries (2015 – 2020), (World Economic Forum 2016).

· Advanced robotics and autonomous transport

· Artificial intelligence and machine learning

· Advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics

4. QS World University Rankings by Subject

· Arts & Humanities - University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University

· Engineering & Technology - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Cambridge

· Life Sciences & Medicine - Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford

5. Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees by Salary Potential (Mean salary 0 -5 years)

· Petroleum Engineering ($96,700)

· Systems Engineering ($66,400)

· Actuarial Science ($60,800)

· Chemical Engineering ($69,800)

· Computer Science (CS) & Engineering ($71,200)

6. Reflect on What Interests You

You will be spending a substantial amount of your time with your work in future. You’ve got to love what you do or else your life will be miserable. Find out the degree that provides you the opportunity to best demonstrate your interest.

7. Guided By Your Personal Value and Belief

What is more important to you? Recognition by financial reward or helping people by giving back to community?

8. Explore Funding Needed for the Degree

Different degrees require different investment and length of time to complete. Will you need bursary funding, scholarship or will you be able to fund the program by your family?

9. Check With Past Graduates

Ask them about course content, facilities, and support by the college. Do past graduates have a good experience during the journey while pursuing the degree you intend to select?

10. Review Any Prerequisites

Investigate the requirements for admission to the program. Check out if you need to have additional assessments, interviews or other qualifications to make the cut to be admitted to the degree you wanted.

Reflecting on the above 10 points will certainly help you select a degree that is best for you to achieve your future financial, professional and personal goals

References

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2009/12/16/10-questions-to-ask-before-picking-a-major

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/10-best-degrees-graduate-2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gianna-sengupta/7-tips-for-choosing-a-col_b_5993994.html

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_FOJ_Executive_Summary_Jobs.pdf