Paying for college: federal or private loans


by Shirley Fenlason If you're going to college this fall, you've likely already made your decision and paid your deposit. But have you thought about how to fund your education? You've likely completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and received your award letter that tells you if you qualify for the Pell … Continue reading Paying for college: federal or private loans

Are high-growth career fields always high-demand?


by Teri Fritsma   Economists rely a lot on employment projections to predict labor market trends over time.   These projections are "best estimates" about how much different career fields will grow over the next ten years.  Each state, including Minnesota, develops a new set of these projections every two years, and there are also national-level … Continue reading Are high-growth career fields always high-demand?

College textbooks: where to look for good deals


by Shirley Fenlason College textbooks may not be fun to think about, but they are part of your education investment. A 2005 Government Accounting Office report estimated textbooks cost almost $900 for the 2003-2004 academic year. As a grad student, I would hit the three campus bookstores early in hopes of finding the best deal … Continue reading College textbooks: where to look for good deals

Have you been laid off from the auto industry? Check this out.


by Teri Fritsma CareerOneStop.org, a national career exploration website, has just published a special website for folks who are being affected by the auto industry layoffs.   The site offers links to unemployment benefits and job banks, as well as tips on how to change careers or upgrade your skills.  You can also see a list of careers that are similar to your … Continue reading Have you been laid off from the auto industry? Check this out.

Love ISEEK? Want to come work with us?


by Teri Fritsma ISEEK has an opening!  We're looking for someone who can develop and write ex-offender career and training content for our site.   You'd also create a job search guide and write content for the award-winning MNCareers magazine.  This is an Americorps*VISTA position which would begin in early August.  Read on for more details... Duties - Help write career … Continue reading Love ISEEK? Want to come work with us?