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Why Study Abroad Is So Popular ... And So Important

March 4, 2015

spainHas your student considered a study abroad experience? Don't miss today's Parent Prep post by guest contributor, Dr. Andrew Wiseman.

Dr. Wiseman teaches Spanish and English as a Second Language and coordinates Cedarville's exchange and study abroad programs throughout the world. During the spring and summer semesters, Dr. Wiseman is the Resident Director for Cedarville University in Spain in Seville and Valencia. He spent the spring and summer of 2004 as Cedarville University's first Fulbright Scholar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 2006–2007, Dr. Wiseman was a senior fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. At Cedarville, he co-directs the Foreign Film Series with Professor Dan Clark. Professor Wiseman has been at Cedarville since August 2000.

Read Dr. Wiseman's post about Cedarville's study abroad opportunities.

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Finding a Job with a Liberal Arts Degree

February 16, 2015

Liberal arts degreeToo often the liberal arts get a bad rap! Perhaps you -- like a lot of parents -- are concerned that if your student majors in a program like literature or history or theatre, it could mean difficulty finding a job after graduation.

Today's Parent Prep post will be an encouragement!

A report by Allie Grasgreen, titled "Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term," explores the personal benefits and career advantages that can be found in pursuing a liberal arts degree. 

Read more and discover how liberal arts grads are doing in the workplace and how Cedarville is preparing students with a Christ-centered liberal arts education.

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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Admissions Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Preparing Students for In-Demand Health Care Careers

February 6, 2015

According to a recent online Forbes article, “The Best Healthcare Jobs in 2015,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the health care and social assistance industry will produce one in three new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade. Extended longevity and an aging population are increasing the demand for health care professionals.

Health care also provides a unique opportunity to share the Gospel in compassionate and meaningful ways at an individual's point of great need. That is why Cedarville University has been intentional about offering these in-demand professional programs.

If your son or daughter has expressed interest in a helping profession, be sure to read today's post to see what Cedarville University is doing to prepare students for in-demand health care careers.

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Careers

How Knowing a University's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 12, 2015

We all know students who started their four-year college journey … six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turns into twelve.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

Today's post discusses this critical issue and offers advice for checking graduation rates and comparing total costs.

P.S. There is still time to register for tonight's FAFSA webinar. The online presentation begins at 8 p.m. EST. Register now.

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Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability Financial Aid Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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