Archive for April, 2014

Saving for College

Whether you choose a brick-and-mortar in-the-classroom experience or an online college education, it’s important to have a financial plan. Parents and students alike should set goals and expectations and know which steps they will need to take to make it work. This piece from the CNN shares some helpful tips.

At the College of Westchester, we work to make college affordable for all our students. Visit us online today to learn more about our degrees, course offerings, and services.


How to Choose the Right Online Course

When choosing the best online course for them, students need to consider several factors. Though cost is an important one, this guide explains that accreditation, the student’s learning style, and whether the subject is applicable to their life and/or career path. Also, it’s important to ask lots of questions of the Admissions representatives—information is power.

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The MOOCs Debate Continues

Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) still the wave of the future? Yes and no. This article from The Consumer Eagle takes a look at both sides of the question, highlighting that while these classes offer flexibility and new ways to learn, many students still crave and benefit from interaction with an instructor.

The College of Westchester offers a variety of online and on-site courses. Check out our offerings on our website.

Dunkin’ Donuts franchise network The Wolak Group, which operates over 85 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Maine, New Hampshire and New York, announced a partnership with nonprofit College for America at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) through which 25 Wolak Group employees will be given the opportunity to obtain an online accredited associate degree. The cost of this online education program will be free to the employees. If successful, says a Wolack Group representative, this program offering may expand to all eligible employees in The Wolak Group network. You can read more about this program on the Wall Street Journal.

How do you measure career success?

We often talk about wanting to achieve success, but we’re more likely to feel successful if we have ways in which to measure it. As this article the explains, there are different ways to measure our career development and success to help build a strong foundation and enjoy a fulfilling work life.


At the College of Westchester, we have a whole team of experts to help you get on a great career path. Visit us online to learn more.