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The demands of tomorrow are facing today's accountants
(BPT) - Technology is rapidly changing all industries, including the accounting profession. An accountant from 30 years ago would barely recognize the field as it exists today, as mobile devices and cloud computing have begun to automate many of the day-to-day responsibilities of accountants. The in ...
5 college packing tips to take the fear out of back-to-school
(BPT) - Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, packing for college always seems like a last minute endeavor. Most often, packing up for a move to a dorm is haphazard. You toss your belongings in boxes thinking it will survive the jaunt to your dorm. But what happens w ...
5 ways to support your student and your school this year
(BPT) - It’s back to school season again. Time for schoolwork and sports, plays and parties, friends and field trips. For students, parents and teachers, this is an exciting time of year. Yet for teachers, the start of a new year can also be unnecessarily expensive. Research shows that each ye ...
What's the Makers Movement about? Reinventing the world one child at a time
(BPT) - Can kids playing with Legos make the world a better place? Will children who build their own rocket ships or dollhouses go on to be the adult innovators of tomorrow, who take on the world’s challenges with technology and creativity? If 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee is an example of youn ...
Top tips for getting your child ready for college
(BPT) - Heading back to school can be stressful for a number of reasons, from new routines and lengthy shopping lists to preparing your students for the year ahead. It becomes even more stressful when you’re faced with the tough task of outfitting a college-bound teen for dorm life. But there& ...
Helmet safety: 7 tips for parents and coaches this football season
(BPT) - As coaches and athletes gear up for games underneath the Friday night lights, training camps are in full swing, complete with tackling techniques, agility drills and conditioning. Now is the time to get your head in the game when it comes to your athlete’s helmet.The National Operating ...
Making the jump: College living to real world working
(BPT) - As recent college graduates trade in their old futons for more grown-up couches or hand-me-downs and become acclimated to living in the real world, the realities of adulthood may begin to take hold. The jump from college to the real world can be a difficult one to make, as college grads are ...
Dorm dwelling? Tips to make the move go smoothly
(BPT) - There’s no traveling light when you’re moving into a dorm room; college calls for a lot of stuff. Smart storage options can help you find a place for everything once you’re there, but transporting your belongings from home to a far-off campus – or even one close to ho ...
5 of the hottest trends for back to school this year
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again – time to trade summer break for lunch break, road trips for recess and home in bed for homework instead. Yes, back to school is in full swing and if your kids are going to start another year, they need the latest gear. Here are the five hottest trend ...
What employers look for in the 21st century nurse
(BPT) - Over the last decade, a number of changes have transformed the healthcare industry. The Affordable Care Act has enabled more than 16.4 million Americans to receive healthcare coverage. Advancements in technology improve both diagnoses and treatment quality. Retail health offers a convenience ...
4 tips for working adults going back to school
(BPT) - Do the back-to-school signs in the store have you itching to get back in a classroom? Back-to-school season traditionally falls around August or September for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, but a working adult can enroll in a new or advanced degree program at any time of the ye ...
Career college or community college? Deciding which is right for you
(BPT) - What’s the difference between a career college and community college? While both types of learning institutions share the goal of enriching students’ lives through education, the experience they provide to students can vary greatly.Community college, educational and social enrich ...
College survival tips to help you save money and reduce stress
(BPT) - College may well be one of the first great adventures of your life, but it can also be stressful on multiple levels. Meeting new people, learning new things and taking responsibility for your own life can all feel like a lot to juggle. Fortunately, it’s possible to manage the many stre ...
Getting schooled: 5 ways to save on supplies
(BPT) - The long, hot summer vacation is almost over for most students. A new school year is here and for parents, the rush to load up on supplies can be expensive. In fact, the average family with school-aged children will spend $630 on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Fede ...
Career-switchers find an opportunity to make a difference in education professions
(BPT) - An ex-law enforcement officer, a legacy teacher who grew up in a family of educators, and a professor who recalls being the student no teacher wanted in a class – though they come from very different places, today’s educators cite a common influence for choosing education careers ...
4 ways to bring order to another school year
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again; time for class projects and quizzes, field trips and friends, recesses and recitals. Yes it’s time for another school year and for parents, that can mean a little bit more stress as well. If the last school year left you feeling more like a survivor ...
7 fun ideas to prevent summer learning loss
(BPT) - Students of all ages look forward to the carefree days of summer, yet parents and teachers nationwide worry about the summer slide – the learning loss that happens to all children when they are out of school. Fortunately, preventing learning loss isn’t difficult if you plan some ...
4 top technology degrees for today's career seekers
(BPT) - The career outlook for technology professionals remains highly promising. With so many emerging employment opportunities, The White House announced the TechHire initiative in March to encourage American cities to offer training to prepare the workforce for careers in growing tech fields.The ...
Paper and learning remain bound together
(BPT) - As technology continues its expansion into every aspect of our lives, a new survey from the Paper and Packaging Board has found the best-performing students are still actively choosing to learn on paper.According to 3,200 students, parents and educators surveyed for the just-released 2015 An ...
Cultural diversity of healthcare workforce key to improving nation's health
(BPT) - By 2060, the American population will be older and more racially and ethnically diverse than at any other time in our history, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of people older than 65 will double, and the need will grow for healthcare and registered nurses to p ...
How you can give back to those who gave everything
(BPT) - When a dog named Smuckers started digging in her Colorado backyard, her owners had no idea what she would find. The object was shiny and metal, and it could have been a coin, a bottle cap or a washer. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be none of these things. It was something much mor ...
Changing healthcare requirements prompt registered nurses to earn bachelor's degrees
(BPT) - Laura Gilmore earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2012, more than five years after she got her first job as a nurse. Today, as the Magnet Coordinator for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, Gilmore reflects on the decision to pursue her BSN.&ld ...
Go to the top of the class with stylish PCs for back-to-school
(BPT) - From study groups to semesters abroad and internships, each new school year provides a list of endless opportunities for a student’s personal growth and development. With to-do lists jam-packed with course work, social events and extracurricular activities, the best way to succeed is t ...
Want to make a difference? Be inspired to work in public service
(BPT) - What jobs come to mind when you think of public service professions? Police officers, firefighters and community service advocates are likely responses. And you are correct; those are all admirable public service careers, but there’s so much more than that. There are many facets within ...
Comforting touches can ease back-to-school transitions for both parents and kids
(BPT) - Every school year brings new beginnings, whether your child is going to kindergarten, entering middle school, or heading off to college. New environments, people and challenges can create anxiety for parents and kids, no matter how much a child might be looking forward to the school year. Ch ...
Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer
(BPT) - When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually be looking forward to their next meal.During the school year, more than 20 million low-income children receive free ...
Truck maintenance is a growing career opportunity
(BPT) - One career field that requires great hands-on training, provides on-the-job instruction and is growing steadily is that of a diesel truck mechanic. It's a specialty job, and it’s a career that a person can easily advance with for many years.With the transportation industry seeing incre ...
See the country while getting paid as a truck driver
(BPT) - One of the best ways to explore the country is by driving America's highways. You get to meet new people, learn fun and interesting stories, see the sights and wonder at how unique and beautiful the country is.Want to see America's quirky sights like the largest ball of twine or some of its ...
Savings is a top priority for parents during back-to-school season [Infographic]
(BPT) - Price is the top consideration for 86 percent of parents when buying school supplies, according to a new online survey of parents of children ages 8-18, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Harris Poll. But shoppers are also looking for a mix of both fun and function and would purchase p ...
Tech jobs are booming! How to help your daughter ride the tech wave
(BPT) - Virtual reality headsets, super sophisticated smartphones and 4K TVs with images as sharp as the view through a clean window — technology just keeps getting more amazing. Don’t forget, however, that behind all that awesome technology are the people who are innovating and producin ...
5 tips to help your child have a great school year
(BPT) - They grow up fast, don't they? One minute they're in a car seat and the next you're picking out a school backpack. The transition to preschool and kindergarten is a big leap for most families and sometimes it can feel like a roller coaster ride. There are some obvious ways to prepare your ki ...
Tips for parents to help students gain the edge in STEM education
(BPT) - As students prepare to head back to school each year, parents face the same question: How can they help their kids advance in school, develop into creative, collaborative thinkers, and make for an overall less stressful experience?What’s more, as students progress in school, the subjec ...
Back to school: A child's success starts with a good night's sleep
(BPT) - It’s hard to believe another school year is already here. After a fun summer of outdoor activities, vacations and plenty of late nights, it’s time to get your family back into a routine — specifically a regular bedtime routine. While sleep is important for adults, it’ ...
Back to school: Get a smart start to the school year
(BPT) - The start of the new school year is fast approaching. It’s a time when kids will rush back to the classroom, ready to see their friends, enter a new grade and jump back into sports. While the last month of summer can be eaten up by never ending to-do lists, there are plenty of ways to ...
What is an education worth to me? [infographic]
(BPT) - Are you wondering whether heading to college is the right path for you? There's no doubt that the cost of college is substantial and you're probably wondering if it's really worth it. What kind of payback can you expect from your investment in a college education? Here are some statisti ...
5 things you can do to make the back-to-school transition easier
(BPT) - The first day of school is coming fast. For many families, that means saying goodbye to lazy mornings, impromptu afternoon adventures and late night movies. Soon, you and your kids will be waking up to alarm clocks, school buses and maybe a few butterflies in the tummy — for both of yo ...
Today's college students rely on technology more than ever [Infographic]
(BPT) - Ninety-five percent of college students are taking laptops and cell phones to college this year, and more than half of students will also bring TVs, headphones and printers to campus. While some of these most popular tech devices are necessary for school work and others for entertainment, to ...
Keeping teens on track: National high school graduation rate still shows room for improvement
(BPT) - It’s graduation season, and across the country many families will revel in their graduate’s accomplishments. Nationally, there’s reason to celebrate, too; 81 percent of American high school seniors are expected to graduate this year, the highest rate ever, according to the ...
Simple ways to ease kids into back-to-school season
(BPT) - Excitement and dread are common feelings for both children and parents when back-to-school season arrives. No matter how much they look forward to seeing friends and buying a new school wardrobe, children can be afraid of the changes a new school year can bring. Fortunately, parents can do a ...
7 must-have survival tools for dorm-dwellers
(BPT) - College is full of milestone moments, both wonderful (walking across the stage to get your diploma) and not-so-great (realizing your sick roommate has sneezed all over your desk and mom and her Clorox wipes are miles away). Dorm-dwelling is a rite of passage for many college students; 40 per ...
Take a walk on the wild side with these popular zoo animals [Infographic]
4 tips for taming back-to-school stress
(BPT) - Do you or your child have the back-to-school blues? If so, you're not the only ones. Saying goodbye to slower summer days can be difficult. For almost three months, you have felt free from the structure of the classroom and the accompanying homework. When the upcoming school year rolls aroun ...
Six ways to help your little one fall (gracefully) into a new autumn routine
(BPT) - Back-to-school time isn’t just for the backpack-and-pencil-box crowd. With the season’s new routines, it can also be a challenge for babies, toddlers and even parents.Whether your child is graduating from the infant room to the toddler room, starting a new tumbling class or stepp ...
Serving up careers for returning veterans
(BPT) - May marks Military Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on the more than 21 million military veterans living in the U.S., many who are faced with the decision of ‘what’s next for my career?’ after returning to civilian life.Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of service me ...
Want to earn more money? Ways a degree will help you get ahead
(BPT) - College is an investment that will more than pay for itself and then some. The earnings gap between millennials with bachelor’s degrees and those with just a high school diploma is wider than it was for prior generations, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center. People ...
How to nail your job interview
(BPT) - They say you should dress for the job you want. The style experts at Faultless Starch Company couldn’t agree more.If you’re preparing for your next interview, consider the following tips to help nail your next job interview:1. Research the company cultureWhat does this company do ...
Aviators to divers, more adventurous job opportunities opening up to women
(BPT) - Women now represent nearly half of the American workforce, and more than half of all American women work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are more women working, more are earning college educations, and more are entering fields once considered male-dominated. Young wome ...
Accounting is more than a straight numbers game
(BPT) - An accounting degree can take you far from your desk and into an amazing career. From the traditional route to jobs such as investigating white collar crime - accounting is an exciting and growing field with numerous specializations. See more at: http://bit.ly/1KAen72.
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