4 Tips for Getting Your Animal Science Degree

There’s more to obtaining a degree in animal science than just showing up for class every day. If you’re serious about a future career in something like ranch management or agricultural civil service, you’ll need an education that prepares you for it! Here are just a few tips for getting your money’s worth when it comes to animal science degrees. This post is sponsored through the ValuedVoice network.

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Are You Really Monetizing Your Strengths?

Career, you, and fulfillment

Find a career that suits you. Pexels photo (CC0).

When it comes to finding a career that really suits you, the choices in front of you can be dizzying. How you’re supposed to choose from a list of seemingly endlessly career paths is anyone’s guess. You might feel more comfortable trying to solve twenty mind-based puzzles in under an hour. Even those who are otherwise successful in a career might not feel that they have found their true calling so far. No matter if you’re a newbie to the job market or you’ve been in it for several decades, the opportunity always exists for you to find your true potential

The best question to ask yourself is this: ‘Am I really monetizing my strengths?’ Finding our way through life is all the better for knowing our preferences at any one moment. If you have strengths otherwise underdeveloped and lacking, finding the best career space for them might allow for them to blossom and become even better than you expected.

The general rule to rely on is that if you have a spark or some form of innate talent at something then it has the potential to develop through discipline and hard work. For this reason, this post is concerned with helping you achieve this. If you feel yourself in any way connected or interested in a select profession below and its accompanying description you might have found your new career focus.

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4 Ideal Careers for Fearless Females

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She’s strong in mind and body. There’s no career limits for this lady! Photo via Pixabay (CC0).

It’s a slow march to equality, and there are still many areas in the world of work where women are under-represented. These are areas thought of as traditionally the natural domain of men – physically tough or demanding careers. Ah, but for a fearless female, they’re the ideal challenge! Mentally engaging, physically active, or making a real difference in the world – here are four careers that could be crying out for the skills you have to offer: Continue reading

3 Reasons Nursing Might Be For You

A career in nursing can help you achieve a work-family balance

Is nursing the right career for you? Photo by Rebecca20162393, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

For modern women, finding the balance between career progression and family can be a real nightmare. We might have made it out of the kitchen, but now we are trying to handle everything all at once: the home, the family, and the job.

However, there are a few jobs that can satisfy all your ambitions. You might not immediately consider a traditional female role like nursing to be particularly forward thinking, and yet, with its incredible benefits, nursing could actually allow you to be the woman who has it all.

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Determining Your Personal-Professional Preference

She works but not in her dream job

How do you think about work? Are you taking into account your personality? Photo by Hiep Nguyen on Unsplash

It’s no secret that most people are unhappy with their work. A lot of jobs are a repetitive cycle of waking up, working hard, and going to sleep, causing life to lack a lot of its potential luster. Over 52 percent of people in the US alone are unhappy with the role they perform, and a lot of this is down to too much haste with one of their early life decisions: their career path. Modern schooling forces you to advance very quickly. It doesn’t give you the time to think about the role you want before you have to go out and get it. Instead, you have to give this sort of gift to yourself.

Of course, though, this is a lot easier said than done. Some people will spend decades looking for their dream job, never to find it or only to have their ambitions dashed. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. To help you out with this, this post will be changing the way you think about work. Instead of choosing a role you love the sound of, you will be exploring your personality and finding a field to match it, using your traits as a tool towards success. In the modern world, there isn’t a better way to find your path. Continue reading

A Tough Question: Is College Worth Your Time Later In Life?

Going to university later in life? Consider these points.

Is college worth it as an adult? A case can be made for and against getting this higher education. Pixabay photo, CC0.

A lot of us may feel that we missed out on a great education early in life and that it might be too late to start now. But, whatever your reasons for not embarking on a few years in college, it’s still worth asking the question, especially if you want to get into education later in life, if university is really worth your time? If your children have flown the nest, and you are trying to find another purpose in life, education may be able to fill that gap. But also a lot of people are now prone to changing careers halfway through their life. In this respect an education can be a great springboard to get you on the career ladder. So let’s examine if college is the key to a great start in professional life.

The Case For Getting An Education

Depending on your skill sets, acquiring a degree is a great start to get you acquainted with the industry you have aspirations towards. If you have been harboring dreams about a whole new career path, but have limited knowledge on it, the right degree will give you that essential background you need. A lot of degrees nowadays are also completed online such as on ace.edu, which is fantastic if you want to complete a degree in your own time, and that way you don’t need to get the experience of college life if you don’t want to. Ultimately, getting an excellent education is something a lot of people feel they missed out on, so in this respect it’s something many people feel they have to do. Thankfully, due to the Internet, you can achieve that diploma from home, meaning that it doesn’t have to impact on your life the way a standard degree program would.

The Case Against Getting An Education

The big drawback for many people, and stops so many people thinking about getting a degree, is the cost. A lot of students all over the world now find they are struggling financially during university, and continue to struggle long after they have finished their degree. There are resources you can make the most of to help with debt such as consolidatestudent.loan, which gives plenty of information on the realities of being saddled with student debt. The other question a lot of people ask themselves now is, if they want to target a specific career ladder, do they really need a degree to start that journey? A lot of people gain an entry level position and work their way up the ladder without acquiring a degree. If you are classed as “mature,” you can use this to your advantage as you have life experience over your 21-year-old counterparts. But with an entry level job comes the equivalent pay, which is likely to be low, so beware of this.

College can be worth your time, but you need to assess where you are in your life, and if you aren’t able to support yourself then you need to decide whether the end product will be worth the struggle in the meantime. This is something that can be hard to figure out, but if you look at the amount of people with a qualification yet still struggle to get into their chosen career, it could be a slap in the face after all that effort. But, on the other side of the coin, a lot of people have described going back in education as the best thing we have ever done as it’s set them on a fantastic trajectory!

Kickstarting a Music Career

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Getting your music career off the ground. Some basic tips for you here. Image via Free Great Picture.

Getting a music career off the ground isn’t easy. There are thousands of people out there right now fighting for their music to be heard. That said, you should never abandon your dreams. Even if you’re not about to become the next Ed Sheeran or Adele, you can still gain a fanbase and make some money from your passion simply by taking a professional stance. Here are just a few ways to find your feet as a musical artist.

Play some gigs

Playing live is still the best way to get yourself heard. Contact some local venues and use your connections to find supporting slots. Play enough gigs and you’ll start getting dedicated fans whilst making money. In order to get comfortable playing live try out busking, try playing in local bars or play to local friends and family.

Sites such as Music Industry How To have some great guides for developing stage presence. Remember that no band sells out on their first show – some of the biggest acts rose to fame through slow and steady touring.

Steal some studio time

Having a recorded song/EP/album should be your next step. There are plenty of pieces of software out there for bedroom producers wanting to take the DIY approach, but if you haven’t got the patience to learn all these production skills grabbing some studio time could be the best option.

Many recording studios may offer a free hour taster session or seasonal discounts on studio time. Make use of these promotions and get yourself a professionally recorded track or album that you can then promote.

Distribute your music

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Celebrity Biography: Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg Relaxes as a Comic Relief Dress Rehearsal. By Photographer Daniel Langer, dlanger on flickr.com. Copyright is held by Daniel Langer and Comic Relief, Inc, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia.

Whoopi Goldberg is a celebrity with many talents. She is one of the few recipients of the EGOT, as she has received one each of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. She is perhaps best known for her wit as a stand-up comedian as well as her serious discussions as the moderator for the ABC television show The View.

Young Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg was born on November 13, 1955, as Caryn Elaine Johnson. She grew up in New York City, raised primarily by her mother. Goldberg took on her stage name soon after she started acting onstage in California.

Her career received a boost when, while performing with the experimental Blake Street Hawkeyes, she was noticed by director Mike Nichols. Nichols helped her take her one-woman comedy act The Spook Show to Broadway in 1984. In the one-woman show, she took on supposed “misfits” who at first glance seemed grotesque, and she did so without being patronizing. It was then that many people realized her uniqueness.

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