YCBK 125: New Evidence Documents that College Degrees Pay Off- By A Lot

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (13:25) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Forbes.com, “New Evidence Documents That A College Degree Pays Off – By A Lot”, by Michael Nietzel. The College Board has published its latest report about the economic benefits of higher education, showing the strong correlation between more education and larger earnings. (Length 18 minutes)


Chapter 125 of 171 Answers (31:02): Mark describes the ways in which federal loans are better than private student loans.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 27 minutes)

Bonus Content (58:32) : It is time again for bonus content and Mark walks us through how to use LinkedIn to search schools and find out where their graduates are being hired. He also shows us what degrees are the most common from each institution. Finally, Mark shows us how you can research a company you are interested in and you can learn where they are hiring from. Mark believes that LinkedIn is a gold mine and that it should be part of the college research that every students and parent does. (Length 22 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:20:29) is with Vanessa Didyk, CEO of Zeemee, a company that let’s students share their stories and connect with college communities.

Vanessa Didyk
(Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:28:42): A great article by Shannon Insler of Student Loan Hero on the 8 best private student loans. https://studentloanhero.com/featured/best-private-student-loans/ (Length 9 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:37:18): Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. (https://www.rose-hulman.edu/) (Length 29 minutes)

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