Posted on August 7, 2018
“If you have a checklist, good for you. Structured ambition can sometimes be motivating. But also, feel free to let it go”
Posted on July 19, 2018
You never retire from learning #4wbfm
Posted on June 14, 2018
International students are finding places other than the U.S. for their studies #4wbfm
Posted on May 25, 2018
traditional college is a socially constructed standard, and just like anything else not everyone is going to fit this mold and that’s OK #4wbfm
Posted on April 17, 2018
Trade school isn’t a rejection of college, it’s an alternative path towards a career #4wbfm
Posted on April 9, 2018
Taking an unconventional path after college and gaining life experience could help you stand out in the career world #4wbfm
Posted on January 23, 2018
Even after winning a Super Bowl, this father and former kicker still has dreams of finishing college #4wbfm
Posted on January 16, 2018
“It’s not about where you started, it’s about where you end up”
Posted on January 12, 2018
We’re often asked why we created www.WhatsBestforMe.com. What is it about the current system of students choosing schools – and schools selecting students – that needs an overhaul?
Well, thankfully, The Wall Street Journal and trade publication Education Dive just published an almost verbatim version of our answers.
- It seems that someone just noticed that more college students are 24 years old or older!
- Most of those surprisingly older (read: non-traditional) students are part-timers!
- And non-selective, tier one schools are more often than not the higher education institution of choice!
Well, if you follow us (and thanks for that!), then you’ve heard us talk about all three of those points. It’s nice to know that a higher education trade publication just noticed the obvious.
But there’s a greater disconnect that they missed in this article.
- Career Advancement is one of the two top reasons these people are in college
- These are real-life jugglers – managing work, spouse, children, under-compensation and an aging parent population that increasingly need help – and few if any schools are equipped to help
- Prospective students need more control in the review, consideration, application, financing and enrollment process
It is that last point that is really our wheelhouse; we level the playing field by giving students an opportunity to specify what they want and need. That means: where to study; what to study; when to study; and how to pay for their higher education.
So, what’s the takeaway?
- Schools are often well behind the needs and realities facing their students
- Postsecondary Education is an industry that needs to wake up and focus on their “customers” (students) more than any other issue
- Students have choices and we’re giving them the most-powerful one in the market.
Read the articles for yourself…then head to https://my.whatsbestforme.com/web/student/register and take some control, get accepted to the school that best meets your needs, and demand the financial aid you need…and they happen to have to hang around waiting for you to ask.
Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/todays-college-students-arent-who-you-think-1515240000
Posted on January 3, 2018
What’s taking so long to finish school and why aren’t there more jobs? #4wbfm