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Neumont University Shares 6 Ways to Ensure You Have a Job Right Out of College

As college tuition continues its inexorable rise and young people take on more and more debt to pay for their educations, students are growing more concerned about the Return on Investment (ROI) their college can provide. College ROI scores put a dollar figure on those diplomas by measuring graduate earnings over the 30 years following graduation. The 2013 edition of one popular annual college ROI study, authored by payment and compensation firm PayScale, found tech and engineering schools claiming the top five spots in terms of ROI (earnings are cumulative over 30 years, net of tuition, fees, and financial aid).

Clearly, tech and computer science are the careers young people should consider if ROI is a concern. In fact, Software Developer was listed at the top of US News’ most recent 100 Best Jobs list. Computer Analyst was second.

“Students who choose to major in computer science have a distinctive advantage in the job market, since there are more jobs than qualified candidates coming out of college,” says Aaron Reed, Executive Vice President at Neumont University. Read more

Giving Our Veterans a Brighter Future, Aftermath Inc Comments

The U.S. military is confronting a serious problem regarding their veterans, states Aftermath, Inc. The issue is that a surprisingly large number of America’s veterans are struggling with depression and committing suicide.

As a crime scene and trauma cleaning company, Aftermath, Inc., is involved in the aftermath of many these suicides and has stepped in to share its concerns.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, at least 22 veterans take their own lives each day. To put it another way, that’s a rate of one every 80 minutes. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that a study released by the Center for a New American Security showed that while only one percent of Americans have served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans make up 20 percent of suicides in the U.S. Read more

Reza Tehrani Advice to Business Owners: Get out of Debt Before Expanding

As a successful business owner, it’s natural to want to grow, but is it the right time? Businessman, and president of Aviron Institute of Technology trade school in Montreal, Canada, Reza Tehrani says, “get out of debt before expanding,”

But in the entrepreneurial world of business, where taking chances is the game, and business and credit risk is part of the gamble one takes for a shot at their dream, when is a business truly successful? And if yours is a successful business, when is a good time to expand?

“The best time to expand a business from my perspective is when the business is financially self-sufficient,” Reza Tehrani said. Read more

Investigative Reporter Glen Meek Joins KLAS

KLAS-304Glen Meek has joined KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, as an investigative reporter.

Meek has previously worked at an investigative reporter at several local stations, including the ABC and NBC affiliates in Las Vegas. Most recently, he was a criminal defense investigator for the federal public defender in Las Vegas.

“We know what a great investigative reporter Glen is because we competed against him for stories for many years. He is a serious journalist who knows our town, doesn’t back down, and is going to be a formidable addition to our I-Team,” chief investigative reporter George Knapp said in a statement.

Dr. Mark Plunkett Explores Advancements in Congenital Heart Disease Treatment

According to Dr. Mark Plunkett, board-certified pediatric heart surgeon, congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect in not only the United States, but many other countries as well. Although researchers have taken strides in improving care and treatment for this condition, it is still one of the leading causes of infant death in the United States. More research is necessary to continuing the advancement of treatment options and improving survival rates. To raise awareness of this condition and educate the public, the week of February 7th to 14th was recently designated as CHD Awareness Week by the American Heart Association. Read more

ThermoSpas Shares Steamy Ideas for a Hot Tub Date Night

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, ThermoSpas is helping couples rekindle their romance and enjoy more quality time together in their hot tubs. The crisp outdoor air, the swirling water, the romantic lighting, and the ambiance of a spa all create the ideal spot for you and your special someone to curl up and remember why you fell in love.

In fact, a special customer survey showed that a hot tub is just the way to heat up your romance, even if you think it has gone a little cold. Approximately 33%of all couples in the survey said their hot tub improved their love life. Even more, 34%, felt that their hot tub was responsible for improving their intimacy with their partner—and an incredible 61% of hot tub owners were satisfied with their intimate life. Take a break from everyday distractions, and start planning your steamy Valentine’s date night in your spa or hot tub. Read more

Skilled Investor Harmel Rayat Reveals 3 Keys to Success in 2014 and Beyond

Harmel Rayat has swiftly become one of the top performers in the global investment community.
He has proven an ability to spot trends early and develop strategies to maximize the opportunities within those trends. Rayat has been able to develop a varied and immensely profitable portfolio for him, his partners, and investors. Read more

Bible League International Reveals How Prison Programs are Using Faith

The team behind Bible League International explains that more and more U.S. prisons are turning to faith-based programs to help to prevent recidivism and to improve the mental state of prisoners.

A study conducted by Baylor University that was published in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology found that a faith-based prisoner re-entry program in Minnesota has saved roughly $3M by slashing recidivism rates.

Speaking about the program, Grant Duwe, research director for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, stated, “The InnerChange program is a boon to taxpayers. It doesn’t rely on public funding. Yet, at the same time, it provides a benefit by reducing recidivism, which results in fewer costs associated with crime.”

The study was a cost-benefit analysis that was based off of a 2012 study that looked at recidivism outcomes among 732 inmates released from Minnesota prisons between August 2003 and December 2009. In that study, researchers looked at a group of 366 prisoners, as well as 366 InnerChange program participants. They analyzed recidivism and program participation, and found that InnerChange slashed re-arrest rates by 26 percent, re-conviction rates by 35 percent, and re-imprisonment for a new felony offense by 40 percent. Read more

Peter Wiegandt Addresses the Cloud over Latin America

As an IT specialist, Peter Wiegandt knows that the basis for ensured social welfare and prosperity throughout Latin America lies in information technology. However, for technology to become a truly enabling force in the region’s social and economic development, there is one area in particular that will play an especially important role. This area is cloud computing.

The Second Wave of Cloud Computing

According to analysts and technology leaders in Latin America, the region has recently entered what is being called a “second wave” of cloud computing. In this wave, technological awareness has ceased to be an issue. Instead, businesses and other organizations are now focusing on how and where to properly invest in the cloud services on offer.

This growing awareness and acceptance of the cloud has been credited mainly to small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, throughout the region. These enterprises have been responsible for up to 45 percent of all medium-term cloud revenue. The technology bought by Latin American SMEs falls mainly under the distinction of software as a service (SaaS) and management purposes like supply chain solutions, CRM, ERP, and others. Read more

Bible League International Offers Tips for Getting a Non-Profit to Thrive

Bible League International understands that it is often a challenge to get a non-profit organization off of the ground. With so many worthy charities out there, it can become challenging to stand out, particularly as a new group. Following are some tips for aspiring non-profit leaders on how to propel a new charitable organization to success: Read more