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  • The "Right" College at the"Right" Time!

    What is the right college and when is the right time to go to college? More and more students

    are looking for colleges that offer flexibility, online courses and programs, and a year-round system to

    finish school in a shorter period of time. Also, the best time to start college is right now! A college

    degree opens doors, and is really necessary for success in today's world. Hopefully, the college

    you choose offers career assistance so that you have the opportunity not only to get a better job, but

    also to make more money. In Utah, Stevens-Henager College is an

    example of a school that provides all of these types of benefits:

    1. Fast-Track Programs: You can earn anAssociate's degree in as little as 15 months, or a Bachelor's degree in as little as 30

    months. Earn degrees in business, graphic design, medical specialties, or computer tech-

    nology. While students in other colleges are still in class, you could have your degree, be

    working, and making money.

    2. Flexibility and Convenience: You don't have to wait for the beginning ofa year or semester to enroll. Flexible course options enable you to get started this

    month in day, evening, or online classes so you can continue working while going

    to college.

    3. Certifications/Licenses and a Degree: Certifications canmean more money, and a degree commands respect, lasts a lifetime, and is

    important for promotions. You can get a degree and prepare for certifications at

    Stevens-Henager College. Why settle for less?

    4. High-Value Programs: The programs at Stevens-HenagerCollege are packed with career-specific knowledge and skills. Multiple skills are

    taught in each program, which gives students many more career opportunities.

    5. Employment Services: One of the best reasons for choosingStevens-Henager College is that employment assistance is provided to graduates.

    The Career Services staff assists you in rsum writing, finding exciting jobs, setting

    up inter-

    views, and practicing for the interviews, including what to

    say and even how to dress.

    More and more students are recognizing that Stevens-

    Henager College may be the right college and the right time.

    Stevens-Henager College is a small college that has been

    around since 1891. For more information about this college

    call 1-800-392-4903. It's the right thing to do.

    Page 6 High School Spring Edition - Spring 2013

  • Evans HairstylingCollege

    a life time experience allwrapped up in a 1 year course

    Evans' has been assisting and training students state wide

    in Utah for over 40 years. Evans' feel their SUCCESS, has come

    from the "hands-on training" that only they can offer. The transi-

    tition from School to world of a professional is easier for their

    students, because of the salon like atmosphere they offer at

    each location.

    Evans Hairstyling College, is the of the last training school

    in Utah, that the Owner is a stylist and is actively involved with

    your training.

    We are proud of the Success of our students. We are also

    excited for the New, "Master Stylist" training that goes into

    effect September 2013, where we are offering $4000 in savings

    to each student...SPACES ARE LIMITED, so call us today!!!!!

    www.recreateinutah.com Page 7

  • Jeff Selingo

    Editor | Author | Columnist | SpeakerWhen my parents bought their first

    house in the early 1960s, they focused

    on buying a place to live in and raise

    their children. By the time I purchased

    my first house early last decade, buying

    a house was as much about the

    "investment" as it was about buying

    something in order to put a roof over

    your head. Flipping homes turned into

    something people did for a living.

    "Return on investment" became as important a metric as the

    number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house.

    Return on investment has now become an important met-

    ric for another big purchase in life: the college degree. For

    generations we've been told that going to college was worth it

    both from an economic standpoint (higher earnings) and for

    improved quality of life (better health and civic engagement).

    College enrollment

    surged by one-third last

    decade. Going to any

    college, at any cost was

    the ticket to a better life.

    Now as incomes

    lag and college prices

    continue to rise--aver-

    age tuition eats up 40

    percent of median

    income these days--the

    conversation about

    going to college has evolved into figuring out the return on

    investment of going to a specific school to major in a particular

    degree program.

    Better data tools now allow prospective students and par-

    ents to measure colleges based on the salaries of their gradu-

    ates. This is just one measurement of value, and shouldn't

    solely be used to judge a school. But as expected, college

    Whats the Value of a College Degree?

    www.recreateinutah.com Page 9

  • leaders are vocal in their opposition to such measurements. Some

    want to return to the old days where they told families that the

    degree was worth it based solely on trust.

    For me, it's a win for prospective students and their families to

    have salary information available to them during the college

    search, along with the answers to other key questions: How long

    will it take me to graduate? How much student loan debt will I need

    to take on? When viewed together, such information helps con-

    sumers measure the return on investment. Here's why that's a

    good thing for students and colleges:

    Forces colleges to better measure "the experience."

    College leaders say the campus experience is about so much

    more than the degree and what you earn after graduation. But most

    colleges can't quantify that "value added," and even if they can

    through measures such as the National Survey of Student

    Engagement or the Collegiate Learning Assessment, schools don't

    want to release the results. If schools dislike earnings information

    being made available, it might force colleges to come up with other

    ways to measure value.

    Helps differentiate colleges.If college A has a much higher graduation rate than College B

    and graduates of College A have higher earnings than that of

    College B, the ROI helps students and parents better separate

    schools that might look similar on many other factors, such as

    majors, size, and location.

    Puts potential loan debt in context.The idea of loan payments are unfamiliar to potential college

    students if they never had debt in their lives. What's more, student

    loans are often expressed in total debt rather than monthly pay-

    ments, the way most of us think about paying back debt. If schools

    are requiring you take on $30,000 in debt to go there, then they

    should be able to tell you what graduates from that college in your

    field are earning in order to pay off that debt.

    Jeffrey Selingo is editor at large at The Chronicle of Higher

    Education and author of the forthcoming book, College (Un)Bound:

    The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students,

    scheduled for release on May 7.

    Sign up for updates on the book here and receive one of two

    free PDF workbooks, Making the College Decision or Colleges of

    the Future, a perfect way to get a head start on College (Un)Bound

    for students, parents, counselors, college leaders, and others.

    Page 10 High School Spring Edition - Spring 2013

  • THE QUARRY opened it's doors in 2000with nearly 13,000 feet of wall space; in a

    facility built from the ground up by

    climbers-designed for comfort

    and convenience while rock

    climbing indoors. We take

    pride in our friendly atmos-

    phere and like to boast of the

    gym's cleanliness. Everyone

    is welcome-from the inexpe-

    rienced to seasoned veter-

    ans-we have many routes for

    all levels of climbing ability.

    Let's face it: climbing can be

    intimidating, but we've fostered

    a social climate at The Quarry

    that's non-threatening for everyone.

    Our staff is psyched about climbing and devoted to

    ensuring everyone has a great time. It's the place to bring

    friends, make friends, find climbing partners, or hang out

    with other free-spirited adventure seekers.

    THE QUARRY IS A GREAT PLACETO BRING A DATE!

    We offer group rates, and anamazingly low high school

    student summer pass (only $99)!

  • A transformation happened just over two years ago in EasternUtah. The College of Eastern Utah, which had served the areasince 1937, merged with Utah State University to create an edu-cational powerhouse with more than 200 years combined experi-ence in Eastern Utah.

    Today, Utah State University- College of Eastern Utah provideseducational opportunities to more than 2,000 students in Priceand Blanding. Dedicated to transforming lives, USU Easterntakes students where they want to be. Through exciting pro-grams, personal attention and an attitude different than any insti-tution in Utah, USU Eastern provides opportunities for studentsto transform.

    USU Eastern may be best known for its academic programs.From Nursing to Cosmetology to Psychology, students can studyanything they want and enter into one of 19 bachelor's programsor transfer anywhere in the country.

    USU Eastern is a residential campus.Students move from home to be a part ofsomething spec

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