With more and more of the population earning advanced degrees, you should think about ways to utilize your college degree choice to help you stand out from the crowd. Is your degree going to help you learn skills that are valued in tomorrow’s economy? America needs nurses, physician’s assistance, engineers, problem solvers, global thinkers, entrepreneur more than lawyers and art history majors. Labor markets are increasingly global. You will want to think about jobs where you compete with others based on knowledge skills rather than physical skills that can be done cheaper elsewhere. Think ahead about how your degree will make you valuable to the future economy. Is your field going to be reduced to computer algorithms, automated robotics, or an outsource workforce? If so, you may find it harder to win desired positions throughout your career.
75% of Americans think college is too expensive. While scholarships, grants, and loans make it possible for millions, your loans may become too much for you to handle if you struggle finding a job coming out of college. Thinking about your desired college’s reputation, the value of the specific degree you are planning on starting, and the job opportunities that are going to exist around that major in the future will help reduce the chances of a loan default.
Your goals with going to college can be personal development, learning unique and desirable skills, networking, and yes even earning that diploma required for many higher paying jobs. This will help make a college education worth it. We wish you good luck on this journey.
July 24, 2012 in Education, Infographic, Life, People
Tagged Advanced Degrees, College, Economy, Education, Jobs, Population, Students
The Big Mac index was developed by The Economist several decades ago to measure the Purchasing Power Parity of nations in a simpler and easier way for people to understand and to set the bar for costs in that nation by which they can measure and compare.
Source: This infographic design was published on o5, Recipes For Life
June 16, 2012 in Economy, Food & Drinks, Infographic, Life, Lifestyle, People, Statistics
Tagged Big Mac, Economist, Economy, Importance, Index, Infographic, Purchasing Power
Let’s get one thing straight: Freelancing is not easy. While it offers fantastic benefits — flexible hours, more control and creative independence — there are still plenty of risks involved with striking out on your own and running your own business. And while the economy struggles to recover, freelancing poses pitfalls.
According to the infographic below, compiled with information from MastersDegree.net, a surprising 80% of freelancers have dealt with a client who ultimately didn’t pay for work that was completed. Average losses totaled $6,000 — quite a hefty chunk of change to lose…Read More
Source: Mashable.com, MastersDegree.net
June 4, 2012 in Business, Economy, Infographic, Life, Lifestyle, People, Politics
Tagged Contract, Economy, Freelancer, Freelancing, Infographic, Pitfalls, Workforce
If you’re living in the Austin area, it’s pretty hard to ignore the influence and strong presence of small, local businesses. It seems that most streets in Austin have at least a few clothing stores, restaurants, or music shops that are unique and entirely their own. Small businesses obviously aren’t a new development and they’re prevalent all across the U.S., but after looking at today’s infographic I was surprised to learn just how prevalent (and influential) small businesses today are…Read More
Source: Business News Daily
If you ask an average American whether they’re happy about the sluggish economic recovery, many would answer with a resounding “no.” Put the same question to a startup owner in the white-hot technology sector, however, and you’ll probably get a much warmer response.
About 72% of startups reported optimism about the economy this year in a study conducted by Silicon Valley Bank. Compare that to the 71% of Americans who rated economic conditions as poor and 58% who said their own economic condition would be better off a year from now in a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, and you’ll discover there’s an above-average optimistic tone amongst the startup community…Read More
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May 17, 2012 in Companies, Economy, Financial Markets, Infographic, Life, People, Politics, Technology
Tagged Economy, Entrepreneur, Infographic, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Startups, Technology, U.S.
Asteroid mining is now being touted as the next frontier for minerals and with big name backers such as James Cameron and Google it could be the next gold rush. Planetary Resources hired us to create an infographic for them explaining how these asteroids rich in minerals and ores will be harvested. The Space Economy…
This infographic design was published on Forevergeek.com
Warren Buffett hit the nail on the head. Gold is a useless investment. It just does nothing for anyone and does not produce anything. If everyone would invest in gold rather than in the economy, we all would still throw stones at each other. If it ever comes down to it that gold becomes a currency, we will all wish it would go away. Until then, it is a speculation tool and helps those with an “me first” attitude to sleep better.
Buffett rebuffs gold, but inflation says ‘buy’ – ETF Adviser – MarketWatch.