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The Economic Value of Your College Major

May 21, 2015

economic valueAs you’re talking with your high school students about their college search and major selection, you might be interested in “The Economic Value of College Majors,” a recent study by Georgetown University. The report explains that when it comes to earnings, majors matter more than degrees.

Read today's post to access the Georgetown report, learn how Cedarville is preparing students for in-demand careers, and learn what we tell students about calculating future earnings into their decision about a major.

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An Education That Works

May 8, 2015

Cedarville Magazine spring-summer 15We are excited to give you a “sneak peek” of the spring/summer issue of Cedarville Magazine – “An Education That Works.” A Cedarville education prepares graduates to work in their chosen career fields, be admitted to graduate school, and most importantly, to honor God with their work.

Read through the magazine and you’ll learn why corporate recruiters visit Cedarville to find engineers, why the Washington Post praised our business program for its real-world experience, and why premed students have a leg up when applying to med school. 

You’ll also read how our high placement rate — 96.8% for the class of 2014 — proves our education works and hear from parents about why Cedarville was a great investment for their families.

Enjoy this introduction to Cedarville Magazine and be encouraged as you look forward to the possibilities awaiting your son or daughter at Cedarville University.

Posted in Academics Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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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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.

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