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The Value of Internships

March 20, 2015

internshipToday's post is written by Jeff Reep, Director of Career Services at Cedarville University. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience as a basketball coach at the collegiate level and is a Certified Professional Career Coach. For the past 14 years in Career Services, he has built into Cedarville students and advanced Kingdom opportunities for graduates around the world. At Cedarville, Career Services helps students think about their career choice as a calling — the opportunity to use their unique God-given talents and abilities to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

In today's job market, a college degree and a strong GPA may not be enough to win a desired job. With the overwhelming number of applications submitted for every job post, candidates have to fight their way to the top of a big stack of résumés.

Read today's full post to hear Jeff's advice to your student (and to you as a parent) for how to get noticed in a career search.


P.S. There is still time to apply for admission to Cedarville University. We continue to accept and review applications throughout the academic year. If your student has already been accepted, be sure to deposit now to secure his or her place in the fall class!

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Posted in Careers

The Value of a College Degree

March 18, 2015

GraduateIt’s well-documented that on average, college graduates earn more than those with less education. A recent article from The Hamilton Project confirms that and takes it a step further, explaining how earnings vary across college majors. We encourage you to check it out as you and your student talk through college options and major selection.

With top grad school and career placement rates (a remarkable 96.8% of the class of 2014 responding to a survey was working or in grad school within six months of graduation), Cedarville University is intentional about equipping our students to succeed in their chosen careers. Employers seek out Cedarville graduates for their academic preparation, work ethic, and character.

Of course, salary potential or job availability are not the only -- or even the most important -- considerations in choosing a career. A degree from Cedarville University does more than just prepare students for a spot in the marketplace. Our students are equipped for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. We prepare them to use their vocation to glorify God in all they do.

Posted in Academics Careers

FAFSA and Financial Aid Awards

March 6, 2015

Financial Aid 101Cedarville University's financial aid award notifications start going out this week! If you've not already done so, now is the time to complete your FAFSA in order for your student to obtain as much financial aid as possible!

Cedarville University (and most other colleges and universities) use the FAFSA to award need-based institutional awards, federal and state grants, and Stafford loans (whether subsidized or unsubsidized). Even if you do not think you will qualify for federal or state aid, many families receive institutional grants. So, your investment of 20 minutes to complete the FAFSA could pay dividends!

We want to award students the most generous aid package possible, so please complete your FAFSA and send the results to Cedarville (school code #003025) as soon as possible.

We provide a variety of online resources to help you complete the FAFSA and avoid processing delays. Visit cedarville.edu/fafsa today!

P.S. Don't miss Monday's webinar "Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards and Finalizing Your Financial Plan" that will provide practical information and strategies to pay for your Cedarville education. Register now for the 8 p.m. EDT  online presentation.

Posted in Affordability Financial Aid Careers

Value of a Bachelor's Degree

February 26, 2015

value of a bachelor's degreeA recent article from Bloomberg Business confirms what we’ve always known — there is real value in earning a bachelor’s degree. In fact, the article explains that the biggest labor market problem for bachelor’s degree holders right now just might be that there aren’t enough of them to fill the open jobs.

The article notes that the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree is down to 2.8%, significantly lower than the 5.7% rate for the adult population as a whole. The unemployment rate for bachelor’s degree holders is the lowest it’s been since 2008, and the article explains that with this level, it is possible the job market may run out of bachelor’s holders to hire.

But a degree from Cedarville University does more than just prepare students for a spot in the marketplace. Our students are equipped for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. We prepare them to use their vocation to glorify God in all they do.


P.S. There is still time to apply for admission to Cedarville University. We continue to accept and review applications throughout the academic year. If your student has already been accepted, be sure to deposit now to secure his or her place in the fall class!

Posted in Admissions Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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