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Choices: “College” Or “Entrepreneurship”?

By Antonio Newell

One of the most thought about choices, one of the least made decisions, the-college-prosbased on desire. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying that “You have to get a college degree or you’ll be working at McDonald’s.” Or the infamous, “If you don’t want to be a Wal-Mart Door Greeter, you better go to college.”

There are more options in life than “college.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that college is the wrong way to go. What I’m saying is that you should not have your perception skewed by those allegations. “School” isn’t for everyone. It’s really not. I’m a strong believer in Knowledge and Learning. However, school may not be the place where it happens. “School” doesn’t teach you how to get ahead in this world. “School” doesn’t instruct you on how to become a millionaire. Let me retract that statement. “US School”s don’t teach you how to become a millionaire. I’ve attended different schools (mostly to see what they could teach me). And you know what? They all teach the same thing, the SAME thing. What’s the “thing,” you ask? You have to work FOR somebody.

America is known in other nations as the “Land of the Free” the “Land of Opportunity.” Other nations know that you can be any and whoever you want to be in America. But do “we” know it? Do WE know we can own our own business? Do we know we can be our own boss? We don’t have to work for a living but work for a giving?. .that we can be “Lenders” and not “Borrowers”? Most of us “U.S. Citizens” (Nationally Born) don’t realize it. Probably because we’ve heard it all our lives; now it just goes in one ear and out the other.

In schools in other nations, they’re taught to own their own businesses. That they can be their own bosses in America. But in OUR educational system, that’s not the case. We are taught to get out. .get a JOB. .and work for a living. “Going back to school” is being pressed more in the media today, than ever before. Why? Is it because people are sick of their jobs and want to do better? Is it because schools want to help you become a better person? I’m willing to bet everything I have that those aren’t the cases. “Education” is a multi-billion dollar industry. The schools know that people are sick and tired of their jobs, so they’re pushing “Go Back To School” in your face. (Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and the like either dropped out of college or never went, and look at where they’re positioned in the economy. If they would suddenly halt their businesses, the U.S.’s economy would probably go into a mudslide.) I’m pushing that you should “Work For Yourself!” Like I said, I’m big on Knowledge and Learning. . .but “school” may not be the place to do it, if you want to get ahead. Why do you think big name schools’ admission and board are so costly? Is it because they only want the most “prestigious”? Ha!

“College dropout.” What’s on their mind? Money loss. That’s it! The admission is set so high because they know that only the “best of the best” will come. And with that being said, there won’t be nearly the dropout rate; which also means, they’ll continue to get their money. $70,000/yr for the same education you would get at a State University or College for (1/16) of the cost. The teachers at those institutions don’t care more or less. They’re getting paid, and guess by whom. You! You’re
either paying an arm and a leg for the “do this to make sure you get The job.” Or you’re paying a little for the “here, now go get A job.”

At all the schools I’ve been, I’ve not seen more than 4-5 classes on owning a business. The last school I attended only had one, “Entrepreneurship.” I’m like, “What the heck?!” The educational system is just one big business. There was a school in Atlanta that has or was about to be closed because it couldn’t pay its water bill! You know why? No students, defaulting on loans and such. No students means no money. No money means no profit. No profit means no business. And guess what. No business means no school. Same education, different institution. It’s like buying bread at the grocery store. Same great bread brand, different prices.

I’ve found my institution though: Barnes & Noble and all other venues. You think I’m kidding? Go to one and visit the business section. See how much you can learn in just one day. So all in all, don’t think “college” is the only way to go. You can start your own business with ease. Heck, you can even start your own business while attending college. So when you graduate, you won’t be in some rundown apartment getting up at 5am to make it to work through crazy traffic. You’ll already be living well, and will have a “college degree” just to say, “I’ve been there, done that.” Invest in Yourself.

Copyright � 2009 Antonio Newell

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About the author:
I’m from Crystal Springs, Mississippi. . .recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. I’m on a life mission to help people realize their potential. I came from not having a lot to becoming an internet entrepreneur and musical artist/producer. No one can tell me “it can’t be done.” Because I’m living proof that it can be.


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Law School Council- Free Useful Info About Best Law School

By Deepak Kulkarni

As you search for law school council related information or other information about A College Planning Specialists the-college-pros5Stanford summer program or golden gate university school of law, take your time to view the below article. It will provide you with a really refreshing insight into the law school council information that you need. After going through it. You will also be better informed about information in some way related to law school council, such as law school Pittsburgh or even Chicago law school ranking.

Furthermore, students who apply to law schools must send their college transcripts to Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). The student’s GPA is calculated separately each year. A law school can see the improvement of GPA and overall GPA. The GPA is the average of the grades. If a student has a high GPA, he has good chances of admission to law school. Nevertheless, GPA is not the only factor for admission. A law student must also take challenging courses each quarter.

When the excitement comes from receiving your acceptance letters you need to make sure to consider a few different factors such as the size of the student body, location of the school, as well as the local community. All of this should be considered and weighed against each school before you make a hasty decision. Once you also considered things such as the curriculum offered and how the school will fit into your life, you will be able to make the decision of which law school is going to be the best choice.

Don’t show up to the first day of law school unprepared. Generally, law school professors will post reading assignments prior to the first day of class. Be sure to complete the reading assignments and be prepared to answer tough questions on the first day, questions designed to get you and your law school classmates to start thinking like a lawyer.

Don’t forget that you are only a step away from getting more information about law school council or such related information by searching the search engines online Google Dot Com alone can give you more than enough results when you search for law school council.

How do law school superstars know which summer work is the best for making them into superstar lawyers after graduation? They have put some thought into what area of law; they would like to practice once they get out of school. They probably had some idea before entering law school, but since they are superstars, they also did their homework once they got to school. Law school superstars investigate the various possibilities for the trajectory of their careers by talking to more experienced students, faculty members, and mentors. By formulating a clear idea of what kind of superstar lawyers they’d like to be upon passing the bar, superstar law students are able to arrange their experiences in law school to maximize their chances of securing a position in the field of their choice.

In Covert Tactics, you’ll find individual strategies that, above all, are unique. This isWhat’s most important about a guide to law school? Following the tactics and ideas outlined in Covert Tactics will give you a component that many other applicants do not possess. Furthermore, with these strategies, you’re chances of getting into your first-choice law school are drastically improved.

It is best to make sure that you take the law school admission test before December rolls around. This is the best time to take it in order for the results to be ready and read by the people who take applications at all of the top law schools in the nation, but most people take it in the summer months or the fall months, right as the Fall begins.

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Best Ways to Get Textbooks for College

By CollegeView

Gathering supplies can be a stressful experience, whether you’re anticipating your first year of college or dreading the pre-term mad dash. Thankfully, the digital age is making it the-college-pros3easier to buy, sell, and trade just about anything online—including college textbooks. Check out these Web resources and other helpful tips for alleviating the hassle (and the cost) of getting the books you need.


When you can avoid it, wait until after the first class session before buying the required books. That way you won’t get stuck with a pricey book in the event that the teacher places little emphasis on it or you decide to drop the class.

Once you’re sure which books you’ll need, find the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for each, which will help you search quickly for titles in bookstores and online. If you plan to buy locally, remember that off-campus bookstores usually offer lower prices.

On the Web, larger online booksellers such as eBay and Amazon can sometimes offer better shipping rates than their smaller counterparts, but you might have more luck finding what you need through vendors who deal exclusively in college textbooks, such as these for example:

* – Founded near Salem, Oregon, in 1999.

* – Compares the prices of “all the best textbook stores” to help students find the cheapest deals.

* – Started by a group of college students in 2002.

Here are some additional tips for finding the textbooks you need for college without breaking the bank:

* Search campus-wide message boards or your school’s MySpace or Facebook section for students who want to buy/sell their books.

* Check the campus library for loaner copies.

* Share a book with a friend or classmate, photocopying important sections prior to exams.


Selling books back at the end of the semester can sometimes be disappointing, since textbooks completely lose their value if they are not selected by the university for reuse. Here are some options for maximizing the return value of your saleable used books:

* Sell to friends and classmates.

* Sell back to on- and off-campus bookstores.

* Compare shipping rates and consider selling your books to an online textbook retailer.

If you find that there is no cash-back value on your books, but you don’t want to simply throw them away, consider donating your old books to schools, libraries, and correctional facilities. Inquire about book donation programs with your university or visit for a list of opportunities.


Many colleges and universities help to facilitate textbook swapping both as a money-saving solution for students and an environmentally-friendly alternative to printing new books. Visit Web sites such as,,
and, where you can search by state or school for other students in your area who are interested in swapping books. As with any transaction that originates online, you should exercise good judgment and caution when making book trade arrangements independently.

About the author:
Hannah Roberts is a writer for Collegeview, a great resource to help students and their parents as they begin their college search. The website provides information about free scholarships, financial aid, career information and more. Collegeview offers profiles of thousands of universities that can be searched by area of study, name, and location.

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