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Do You Need a Master's Degree?

Posted by Elizabeth Laura Nelson on Dec 11, 2019 5:02:28 PM

If you’re considering a career in tech, you might be wondering whether it’s really necessary to get a Master’s degree in your field. After all, there are plenty of schools out there offering certificates in UI/UX, web design, web development, network administration, database administration, app development, network security and data analytics.

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Tuition Equality

Posted by Elizabeth Laura Nelson on Nov 26, 2019 11:15:53 AM

If you’ve been looking at colleges to figure out which one is right for you, you’re probably well aware that at most public universities, there are two different tuition rates for two different groups of students.

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Getting Your Degree Online: 5 Reasons to Choose Synchronous Learning

Posted by Elizabeth Laura Nelson on Nov 18, 2019 1:28:08 PM

If you’re just beginning to research different online education options, you might be asking yourself right now: what exactly is synchronous learning, anyway?

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From the Kindergarten Classroom to the Tech World: Reshma's Path to a Career Change

Posted by Elizabeth Laura Nelson on Sep 25, 2019 4:43:29 PM

Learn more about Reshma’s journey from teacher in Mumbai to data analyst in NYC—and how Touro is helping her succeed.

When Reshma, a kindergarten teacher from Mumbai, came to visit New York City in 2014, it was simply to see relatives and friends and explore the city. She never imagined that five years later she’d be living and studying there, embarking on a whole new career in the tech industry. Now a student at Touro College’s Graduate School of Technology, Reshma is on track to earn a Master of Science degree in Information Systems with a Database Systems concentration. She also works part time as a graduate assistant in the school’s marketing department, thanks to an opportunity the school offers to international students with F1 status.
While the journey from early childhood educator in India to budding data analyst in New York City hasn’t always been smooth, Reshma says that, without a doubt, “It’s worth it.” Here’s how she made the leap from early childhood education to the tech world—and how Touro is helping ensure her success.

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Ten Tips for a Successful Semester Ahead

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jan 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you want to do your best this semester, be prepared by creating some healthy planning and study habits. Here are a few ten simple tips to get you started.

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A Master’s Degree in Information Systems Can Pay Off Big

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Struggling to find your career path? Looking for a graduate program that will help you get a steady, exciting, and high-paying job? If this sounds like you, keep reading. 

According to a time.com article entitled “The Top 15 Companies Hiring for $100k+ Jobs Right Now,” more tech companies are offering higher paying jobs than alternative types of companies. The article quotes Ladders founder, Marc Cenedella, when he says, “Tech jobs are making more people rich than ever before…where the image of American success 30 years ago, during the ’80s, was Wall Street and suspenders, today it’s a guy in a hoodie in California.” There has been so much change and innovation in recent years, and the job market too is changing. People in tech are clearly thriving.

With so many innovations, working in tech can be very exciting. For many, the thought of being a part of groundbreaking technological achievements is thrilling. The time.com article also points out that The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists “computer and information systems managers” as one of the top 20 highest-paying occupations. Whether you want to be on the business side of things or the technical side, working for a tech company can be fulfilling work that can earn you a healthy salary.

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Spend your college breaks wisely.

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 16, 2018 6:16:00 PM

The months you have off from college this semester are a great time to gain valuable real-world experience in preparation for life after graduation. Follow these tips to make the most out of your college breaks:

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Are You Qualified for a Tech Job? You’d Be Surprised!

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

So, you’d like to get into the tech industry, but you’re not quite sure where you fit or whether you have the necessary skills. Not to worry! A common misconception is that the tech industry is made up of one type of person. The truth is tech companies need all sorts of people with different strengths and abilities to flourish.

While you may not be the stereotypical “nerdy computer whiz,” there still may be a career for you in the tech industry. If staring into screens of Binary or HTML coding isn’t quite your speed, you may still find a niche that’s right for you in tech. If one or more of the characteristics below describes you, then you could discover a career in tech.

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Today’s Best Job Opportunities are in Tech

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 25, 2018 6:02:00 PM

While the economy is on a roll right now and unemployment is down, millennials and recent college graduates are still facing an uphill climb when it comes to landing a good-paying job. The job market is highly competitive with fewer job offers. We have all heard stories of millennials interning for little or no pay, moving back in with their parents or becoming highly-educated baristas.

With college getting more and more expensive each year, the ROI (return on investment) of a college degree is rapidly diminishing. So, how can you avoid these fates? The answer lies in getting the right degree, one that leads you into a field with plentiful opportunities. Every day, the world is getting more technologically advanced and driving that train are good paying jobs.

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Improve Your Writing Skills with Grammarly

Posted by Husnal Walia on Nov 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In the past, high school teachers would emphasize sentence structure, punctuation marks,  and grammatical corrections. Unfortunately, in the modern world, schools no longer emphasize writing skills. The reality is, however, that writing skills are essential not only for academic purposes, but also for achieving success in the workplace.  This is clearly evident for the following reasons:

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