Seeing the world when you’re young is an amazing experience. It can open your eyes to new perspectives, find new ways to learn and help you develop your personality by exposing you to new experiences and allowing you to meet people from all different backgrounds. One of the best ways to travel is to really immerse yourself in the culture—it’s almost impossible to really experience another country without living among the locals. Unfortunately, study abroad programs can be quite expensive. Many students simply can’t afford these programs and miss out on the experience as a result. The good news is that there are some scholarships available for students who want to study abroad and broaden their horizons, but don’t have the cash to make it happen. Student loans are also an option to look into if needed. Here are some of the top scholarships students can apply for in 2019 to make the dream of studying abroad a reality. Boren Scholarship The Boren Scholarship is part of the National Security Education Program. It was established to encourage the study…
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With many companies now requiring applicants to have a bachelor’s degree, obtaining graduate degrees and beyond can be a great way to stand out from the crowd. Many jobs require more in-depth knowledge than a bachelor’s education can provide. Additionally, many people who earn a graduate degree earn more money and find more fulfilling work after completing their programs. As of 2015, about 8% of the US population held master’s degrees. You can pursue your graduate degrees in just about any field, but some industries require more rigorous education than others, making some degree programs more in-demand. Here are 5 of the top graduate degrees of 2018, which can all lead to fulfilling and lucrative careers. Computer Science Because nearly every field involves the use of computers in various applications, computer science is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. Computer science graduates can become software engineers, software developers, security engineers, mobile application developers, or pursue careers in a wide range of newer fields, such as data science. Because coding is such an in-demand skill, these fields are growing quickly.…
Some of the biggest companies in the world proved years ago how valuable big data can be. Now, nearly every company in the world understands the power of big data for helping businesses grow. The big data market is expected to reach over $76 billion by the end of 2020, and the technology has become much more accessible for businesses of all sizes. Even small businesses can use it to gain insights on their customers and inform business decisions. But what about organizations that are more interested in just staying afloat, rather than focusing on growth? Here’s how big data can be used to revive businesses on the brink. Provide Insight on New Markets If one market just isn’t working out, it can be a signal that it’s time to pivot and go in a new direction. Breaking into new markets can be a great way to revive a company, but there’s also a lot of risk involved. Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure how a new market will respond to a product or service until it’s…