Financing Education Does Not Have to Break the Bank!

Money and Education2So you’ve decided to take an online program to improve your career, and you probably are excited to get started and on to a more fulfilling career.  Yet there is always that one sticking point, a hurdle some folks dread, and that is paying for your courses.  Well at World Education.net we know the financing of your education can cause anxiety, so we’ve developed some options that won’t break the bank!

Loans

If you have some money, our first option for you is a Four-part Payment Plan.  Benefits include no credit check, 0% interest, and simple repayment terms.  You can also combine this method with other methods of payment to increase your flexibility.

In addition to the payment plan, we also offer low-interest student financing.  It is a monthly installment plan that has an option for a co-signer if needed, and is eligible for monthly promotions and discounts and the amount you owe.  This too can be combined with other forms of payment.

Finally, we have a new option with the Sallie Mae career training smart option student loan for those who qualify.  You can borrow up to the full cost of your program, and choose from a variety of payment options while you are in your program.  With low rates and the flexibility of repayment, Sallie Mae could be a great option for your needs.

 Grants

At the Federal and State government levels you have several options for grants, which do not have to be repaid.  First is the Pell Grant, The easiest way to try to receive a Pell grant is to fill out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  There is also the Workforce Investment Act, the Trade Readjustment/Realignment Act, and the Vocational Rehabilitation.  Our advisors are skilled in helping you understand what you can qualify for and how you can apply for these grants.

Finally, there is always a college scholarship.  They aren’t just for high school students.  A quick search of the internet shows there are many companies who offer services to help you find scholarships, many list the scholarships and their requirements for free.  There are plenty out there so we do not recommend one per se, but if you have any questions on scholarships or any of the other financing options — we can help you whenever you are ready.  We have advisors on live chat and the phone waiting to help you at: http://www.worldeducation.net/financial-assistance

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Why should you have a Career Coach?

Coaching 2    We often see the term “coach” and think athletics or using a trainer at the gym to help us fit into that little black dress. Yet we rarely think about a career coach to help guide us through our pursuit of a better life at work. Let’s face it: as a job seeker we only have so much knowledge of how to polish our resumes, putting the perfect cover letter together to get the attention of a hiring manager, and finding different ways to network. This is why having an experienced career coach who focuses on your success will help so much once you finish your education or certification program.

Many schools or universities offer “career coaching” as a part of their enrollment processes, but what is a career coach exactly, and what should you be looking for in a coach? The bottom line is a career coach should help you assess your professional situation with a good amount of honesty, curiosity, empathy and compassion. With the normal amount of anxiety that comes with the job search, your career coach should help you feel comfortable and inspire you to press on. The largest part of a career coach’s job is to bring you out of your shell and help you understand that just submitting your resume to online job search engines will not give you the kind of return you want. Career coaching is extremely personal so make sure you do your research before you commit.

Here are a few questions you should ask during your research:

  1. Just like with a sports coach you want to know their win/loss record. If you are talking to a school or university, ask what their career services statistics are and get them to show you the following: what is your student graduation rate, success in passing certification exams, and their career statistics. If you want to learn more look up Gainful Employment Regulation Act.
  2. Find out what their career path has been like. You want to make sure that the person who is coaching you had both coaching experience and real world experience as well.
  3. Geographic location is another option for you to look at. With technology like Skype this opens the opportunity for you to choose a coach that you are more comfortable with anywhere in the world. This is your own preference so make sure you are comfortable with your choice.
  4. Interview your top two to three picks. Ask about the following: fees, rates (they may vary from $50 to $300 per hour), how often you will meet, and for how long. Most coach-client relationships last from six months to a year.
  5. Weather it is a school or a career coach you need to ask what is included in with their “experience”. It should include some of the following: goal setting, time management, study skills, and finding your motivation to push through while you are in school or looking for that dream job.
  6. If you are working with your school or university, then there are also a few important questions you should ask and have answers to. Will they help you build a solid resume? If there are certification requirements involved ask them how they can help you. Are there hands-on job experience opportunities they can help you with like externships or internships? Will they teach you how to market yourself and network? Also, find out if they will set up mock interview sessions with you to prepare you for that job interview.
  7. More than anything chemistry and connection with your coach should be top on your list. You will have to be comfortable with sharing intimate details of your life with your coach, so it’s important that you like them and see them as an equal.

World Education.net and our partner universities will assign our students a dedicated career coach from Day 1 who will assist them with a success plan from training to a fulfilling career. We offer our graduates career development assistance up to 1 year after course completion to make sure they are on track and find that dream job!

For more information on World Education.net and our accredited 100% online career training programs contact us toll free at 1-855-201-6910 or go to www.worldeducation.net.

Healthy Snacking and Staying Fit!

Healthy Snacking and Staying Fit!

You’ve heard that snacking is good for your metabolism. It’s something that we read and hear fitness experts encourage the public to do. The question is: Do you snack right?  Or, is your snacking adding unwanted pounds and getting in the way of your fitness goals?

The fact is many of us snack on the wrong things. Recent surveys report that 65% of adults eat two snacks every day. If these were wholesome snacks then logic would dictate that 65% of adults should be lean and healthy.  Alas — if only all snacking was good for you!   The unfortunate truth is that most snacking will only add pounds and inches to your waistline.  This is because if you are snacking on all the wrong things it will lead to a very frustrating weight gain cycle.

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Healthy Snacking! Which road should you take?

So to help you combat this yoyo routine, here are the two Skinny Snacking Rules that you need to snack smart, rev up your metabolism and give you the energy you need throughout the day. Following these will help you get lean fast!

Healthy Snacking Rule #1: Avoid snacks that are high in carbohydrates and simple sugars. Most simple, quick snack foods are filled with grains, refined sugars, and simple carbohydrates. These are packaged goods, crackers, chips, and usually granola bars. Quick and crunchy snacks like these will quickly add inches where you only want to lose them.

Your smart snack should be very low in carbohydrates, simple sugars, and grains.

Healthy Snacking Rule #2: Eat snacks that are high in protein and healthy fiber. This may sound difficult, but it’s really not. Once you get into the habit of eating protein and fiber for your snacks it will become second nature.

Here are some awesomely fit snack ideas: Greek yogurt and ¼ cup of almonds, 3oz of turkey jerky with an apple, a protein shake with gluten free chocolate rice cakes and table spoon of natural peanut butter. If you must have your pastries and baked goods then seek out recipes that are made with almond flour or coconut flour, which is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates and simple sugars.

Cutting out bad snacking with those carbohydrate and sugar-filled snacks will change your body quickly. This change, along with replacing sugar-filled beverages with water, is the number one way that you can immediately begin to lose inches and get lean. To ensure that you are not over-snacking try to space your meals and snacks by 3 hours and keep snacks around 150 calories.

I tell people all the time that abs are not made in the gym they are made in the kitchen. Getting to the gym is only half the battle the more difficult part is what you eat before and after you go to the gym. Watch your snacking habits and you will see the improvement you want.

Want to find out more healthy ideas for snacking follow us on our Pinterest page for recipes ideas for the family and kids. Also, if you want to find out more on a career in fitness and nutrition we offer 22 different health and fitness certifications through accredited universities. Contact our admissions team for more information at 855-201-6910 or go to www.worldeducation.net and look in at our Healthcare and Fitness courses.

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