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UK College of Business and Computing passes QAA review

  • College receives QAA Quality Mark
  • Review conducted in June 2015
  • Commendation demonstrates that facility meets the highest level of quality and standards

Greater London, September 21, 2015 — /EPR EDUCATION NEWS/ — As the leading UK independent regulatory body for monitoring and advising on standards in Higher Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is recognised and highly respected in the industry. QAA’s last review of UKCBC was conducted back in June 2015, and a team of QAA reviewers visited the main campus to evaluate quality standards. As such, it is with great pride that the UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC) has announced that it achieved the QAA Quality Mark which has been maintained consecutively for the past 4 years.

Speaking of the success of the UKCBC, in receiving the award, the college’s Head of Quality Assurance & Enhancement, Naga Sai Dinavahi, said: “Quality is a holistic and continuous process. We achieved the standards through our relentless teamwork, commitment and active participation of student representatives in the process. We will certainly scale higher levels of success if we continue working in the same spirit.”

We are pleased to be able to communicate to our students that we achieved the QAA Approved Status once again in 2015. Being able to demonstrate our continued provision of quality higher education services is to demonstrate to our current and prospective students that their future in academia and professional employment is in the hands of competent and experienced providers.”

The UKCBC was notified of QAA’s decision at the beginning of July, with the full report to be published and made available on the QAA website. To find out more about the services provided by the UKCBC, or to get in touch with representatives to discuss higher education opportunities, visit http://www.ukcbc.ac.uk today.

Contact-Details: Address: Wentworth House, 350 Eastern Avenue,
Gants Hill, London, Essex IG2 6NW, United Kingdom
Phone: 020 3773 1471
Email: info@ukcbc.co.uk

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New Service Targets Colleges And Universities In Offering Resume Assistance To Students

Tim Solinger of Stevens Point, Wis., has launched College Resume Services to offer a resource for higher education institutions that as a result of looming budgetary cutbacks, already implemented cuts or other factors are seeking outside assistance to help their students with resume preparation and related job search needs.

“College Resume Services is able to seamlessly augment the capabilities of career services departments or to assist institutions that have relatively few resources in this area,” Solinger says. “We are able to tailor our services to the needs of any higher education institution including community and two-year colleges, technical colleges, and trade schools.”

College Resume Services offers students personalized assistance through seminars, workshops and one-on-one critiques. It is also able to work with higher education institutions in developing online tools to support students with creating their own resumes.

Solinger adds that College Resume Services is experienced in working with both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making significant career changes or who are moving from long-standing industries to new and emerging fields.

College Resume Services is a division of Great Impressions Resume & Career Services, LLC, which Solinger also owns and operates.

Solinger is a certified professional resume writer and is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.

More information is available by contacting College Resume Services at (715) 570-2749 or at www.greatimpressionsresume.com/crs

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Howard University Online Executive MBA Launches New Website

Howard University’s School of Business is excited to announce the launch of its new website for the Online Executive MBA: executivemba.howard.edu. The site features robust content about this distinguished degree, including information about admission requirements, online learning, frequently asked questions about earning an Executive MBA, Howard University’s legacy and tradition, and tuition and financial aid.

The Howard University Online Executive MBA combines Howard’s heritage with the prestige of the School of Business. The convenient online Howard Executive MBA is designed to provide accessible management education to those who work full-time but also have the desire and drive to obtain an executive graduate degree. The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the industry and prepares individuals to strategically think and act from the perspective of senior leadership.

Bookmark the website and check back for periodic updates on networking opportunities, current student profiles, informational videos and program
announcements.

Interested in speaking with an enrollment advisor now about this program? Contact us today at 1-877- 398-3053.

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FindAMasters Praises Inventive Fundraising Scheme

FindAMasters wants to spread the word about a Manchester man in his bid to raise money for a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Scott Clay needs £23,000 in order to complete the degree, which would improve his CV and is related to his career. Scott, who is from Didsbury, originally went to his employers to ask for funding but was turned down. He currently only has £5,000 to go towards the Masters degree, but has come up with an inventive fundraising plan to get the money he needs.

Scott says he plans to ask people to donate £200 to his degree fund in return for a full eight hours’ worth of volunteer work at their chosen charity.

Concerning the donation price, Scott said: “I worked out what the price of the course was, how much I could put in myself, made a realistic analysis of how much time I could devote to this – I work full time and am also a part-time lecturer – and I came to that figure.”

He also said that he is prepared to work in any kind of environment and for any charity, with the only exceptions being for jobs that he cannot complete due to health and safety or insurance restrictions.

He said: “I’m happy to stack shelves in Oxfam for a day or go along to an event or work for one of their call centres; I’m not precious about it.”

Scott will need to complete a total of 720 hours of volunteering in order to collect enough money for the degree and, following his fundraising; he hopes to set up a scheme that puts his charity idea into practice for other prospective students.

Andy Pritchard of FindAMasters said: “We at FindAMasters hope that Scott’s bid to raise enough money for a Business Administration degree and would encourage others to follow his lead.”

“In the current economic climate it is becoming increasingly difficult to fund higher education courses and degrees, but people should not let this put them off from achieving their goals. There are many alternative routes available, and this is just one of them.”

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Supporting Students With Our Masters Funding Awards

It’s no secret that the costs of post-graduate study are increasing all the time and that many students need a financial head start to set them on the right road. As such, FindAMasters.com are extremely proud to announce the launch of our brand new funding awards. The bursaries, which total £5,000, are available to students of any nationality and across a range of subject areas.

There are nine awards on offer including one general prize and a further eight that are subject- specific. In order to qualify for consideration people must be intending to start study at an institution within the EU in autumn 2012.

For nearly ten years FindAMasters.com has been helping students find their way into the world of post-graduate study. Its easily searchable database features over 17,500 courses from more than 400 universities worldwide, making it an unbeatable resource for those looking to find exactly the right course for them in exactly the right location. It also contains a wealth of help and advice on every aspect of post-graduate study.

Andy Pritchard, Managing Director at The Science Registry commented “These awards are a natural continuation of our commitment to helping students at every stage of their post-graduate journey.”

Registration for the awards is now open, with the formal application process beginning in June. More information is available at: http://www.findamasters.com/fundingawards/.

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Inaugural Online Executive MBA Class Begins at Howard University

Howard University announces the start of the inaugural class for its new online degree – the online Executive MBA program. The inaugural class which includes executives and administrators started formal academic training this week after students completed an online orientation session in December. Students in the program will gain a comprehensive understanding of business, and learn to strategically think and act from the perspective of senior leadership.

Drawing upon the legacy of one of America’s top business schools and the nation’s preeminent historically black college, this distinguished program equips mid-career professionals and emerging leaders with the skills and perspective to lead in global business.

“Emerging business leaders from across the nation will attend their first class online as students of Howard University this week,” said Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business. “We are excited to be the catalyst for this historic milestone at the University.

Consisting of 42 credit hours, the online Executive MBA program is designed to be completed in about 18 months . The online format is designed to deliver a robust management education that is accessible to professionals who desire to work full-time while completing their degree.

The prestigious Howard School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has been ranked among the top U.S. Business Schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. ThePrinceton Review has consistently ranked Howard’s MBA program as the top business program (#1) for the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.” As a result, business professionals will receive instruction from the world-class Howard School of Business faculty, and join a distinguished, global network of the top emerging executives from around the world.

For more information about future academic terms and how to apply for this online MBA program, visit us at http://executivemba.howard.edu.

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Full Speed Ahead for Postgraduate Employment

According to a new study, Rising Wage Inequality and Postgraduate Education compiled by economist lecturers and researchers Joanne Lindley of The University of Surrey, and Stephen Machin of University College London, there are some interesting distinctions to be made between first degree graduate employment and postgraduate.

Students studying postgraduate programmes have more than doubled in the UK since 1996, from 4% to 11% in 2009. There has also been a steady increase in the share of postgraduate employment in the UK, rising from 30% in 1980 to 37% in 2009. Alongside the increase in postgraduate employability there has also been a remarkable increase in the wage gap between classic graduates and postgraduates, rising from 6% in 1996 to 13% in 2009.

The possible reason for growth is due to technological change and advancement across many industries in the UK. These are industries that are more likely to be involved in R&D, innovation, computer usage and investment in computers. This is good news for postgraduates, as their technical skills such as, advanced numeracy, high levels of analysing complex problems, and specialist knowledge or understanding are increasingly required in these areas.

According to the 2010 Labour Force Survey, the top occupations for Masters graduates are: Secondary Education Teachers, Software Professionals, Marketing and Sales Managers, Management Consultants, Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians and Information and Communications Technology Managers. All these roles require the advanced skills that Masters graduates learn at University.

Finding the right Masters degree can be extremely time consuming – FindAMasters holds a comprehensive database of postgraduate programmes from across the globe, in one place including courses such as. To search over 17,500 Masters degrees including masters in Education and Social Work, visit the FindAMasters.com website and sign up to the newsletter for the chance to win a Kindle.

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Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair goes down a Treat with FindaMasters.com

There was a 25% increase in the number of students flooding through the doors of Manchester Central for the annual Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair sponsored by FindAMasters.com.

Over 2200 students had the chance to talk one to one to representatives of over 90 universities from the UK and overseas. As well as individual universities there were organisations representing the university systems of Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA.

Manchester Careers Service laid on a busy and informative talks programme. Students gathered during the day to hear professionals talking on postgraduate life, studying overseas, teacher training masters and financing postgraduate study. The highlights included a talk on Studying for a PhD and very popular talks on Study in the USA (from the Fullbright Commission), and Australia & New Zealand (from Study Options).

A designated Careers Zone was set-up in the hall, where a dozen careers advisors were kept busy all day talking with students about their future study and career choices. The atmosphere was vibrant and buzzing with all the resources provided for students to learn more about their up-and-coming study years. There was also a lighter element to the day provided by FindAMasters.com, who delivered fresh popcorn on demand, chocolates and a competition to keep the exhibitors entertained.

The FindAMasters stand was chock-a-block all day with students asking for advice, running a quick search through their PhD & Masters courses databases and signing up to their weekly postgraduate study newsletters. The newsletters provide updates on relevant masters degree and postgraduate courses available from around the globe. FindAMasters.com is free to students and has an advanced search facility to help students filter through 17500 postgraduate courses from around the globe includingpostgraduate diplomas.

The next FindAMasters Postgraduate Study Fair will be held in the University of London’s Senate House on the 25th January 2012 – for information about this and other up-and-coming events visit: FindAMasters.com and register for our newsletter to be in the running to win a Kindle.

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FindAMasters.com Hits 17,000 Courses

Higher education course directory FindAMasters.com now lists more than 17,000 masters courses from all over the world, it has been revealed.

The website, which looks to match British students with domestic and overseas higher learning institutions, recently broke the milestone and managing director Andy Pritchard suggested its user-friendly design and wide variety of different choices had been central to its recent success, which has also seen scores of students sign up.

Mr Pritchard said he had been encouraged by the growing interest the website has attracted over the last few months and expressed upbeat sentiments about its future prospects, pointing out that the variety of courses listed on FindAMasters.com is continuing to increase all the time.

“We’re very pleased that more and more universities from the UK, Europe and beyond are listing their masters degrees on FindAMasters.com,” he explained. “As well as the 17,000 courses we now feature over 1,200 student profiles and hundreds of videos to help give students a full picture of what to expect from the courses on offer.”

Mr Pritchard added that with competition in the UK employment market having grown particularly intense in recent years, having a masters degree can make a world of difference to graduates’ career prospects and really make them stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

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eReader Is Just The Tonic For Winning Science Student Leonie

FindAMasters and FindAPhD.com have just announced the first winner of a new prize draw to win an amazing Amazon Kindle eReader.

Leonie Stimson, currently a BSc student in Human Biosciences at the University of Northampton, was chosen from among all those who signed up to receive FindAMasters’ and FindAPhD’s latest newsletter, packed with information about postgraduate courses all over the UK.

When told of her success, Leonie said: “Thank you! I’m generally not a lucky person.”

She signed up to FindAMasters and FindAPhD to help her decide which path to take for her postgraduate studies, and said that the helpfulness of all her current teaching staff at the University of Northampton had persuaded her to consider this option.

Leonie said: “I love the idea of having a specific research project that you study in depth that as a result will increase my knowledge of the subject area as well as hopefully adding to the information which is already available to others on the topic.

“I hope it will eventually open many doors into a career in biosciences,” she added.

Leonie said that she had made considerable use of FindAPhD.com since signing up to the website.

“The regular updates are very useful in giving information on new opportunities for PhDs, as well as tips on how to apply.

“It provides all the information anyone will need to pursue the chase to study for a PhD,” she said.

FindAPhD will be giving away another Kindle in the middle of next month. To be in with a chance of winning it, sign up to the newsletter at http://www.FindAPhD.com/Kindle.

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Texas Students To Receive State-Of-The-Art Supplemental Science Learning Materials

Students from 5th through 12th grade will, this school year, have internet learning assistance to improve their science grades.

In June, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) had panels of assessors reviewing internet learning submissions from a number of companies. The subject matter review experts on these panels determined which submissions were compliant with the new science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) statements, which include 5th through 8th grade as well as high school Biology, Chemistry, Physics and IPC. Following the reviews the Commissioner, Robert Scott, recommended a list for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). On July 22, 2011 the SBOE voted to adopt a number of submissions. From the adopted list, schools can elect to purchase access to the software that they feel will suit their students best.

For students, these interactive learning programs will include; virtual experiments, animated simulations and instantly marked assessments, all designed to motivate students to explore the world of science.

In the present economic climate it must be good news that this dynamic learning material is available to Texas students at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks.

One of the systems adopted has been created by Texas entrepreneur, Tim Brown.

Tim, the President of Technical Laboratory Systems, has funded a partnership between his Texas-based team and a world leading company in the design of e-learning materials, to produce learning programs for all eight grade levels that are totally compliant with the new science TEKS*.

It is Tim’s opinion that this new TEA initiative creates a real possibility that more Texas students will succeed in school science and then choose to follow careers in science, technology or engineering.

Tim says;

“As a provider of technical education equipment to Texas schools and colleges for more than thirty years, I have been saddened to see the decline in the number of quality students opting for careers in technology and engineering. Middle and High School science is the bedrock for college studies in science, technology and engineering. Science teachers, who do their utmost to motivate students, will find that difficult task so much easier with this software. It was a logical step for me to invest in new technology to improve the prospects of our young students. Here in Texas we have world leading companies in all the technological areas, if we cannot provide them with the skilled and innovative workforce that they require, they will be forced to go elsewhere.”

Academics have lobbied hard for our policymakers to address the state’s declining SAT scores and maybe their message is being heard. Perhaps this new initiative by the TEA will go some way to ease the concerns of many in Texas, that the present financial constraints will damage the prospects for our schoolchildren.

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Surge of Interest in Dissertation Editing and Proofreading

Over the summer there has been a surge of interest in the dissertation proofreading and editing services offered by the academic editing service proofreading.co.uk. Operations Director Rory O’Farrell reports record numbers of final-year undergraduates, Master’s and PhD students bringing their theses and dissertations to the company. “We have the best-qualified editors in the business,” stated O’Farrell, “and the word gets round. Top quality students want a PhD-qualified editor to look after their work and bring it up to the best it can be, and we can offer that service. These students use our proof reading and editing service, they’re happy with the high standard of work they receive, and naturally they tell their friends. We’re getting a massive amount of business now from word-of-mouth recommendations.”

The company, based in central London, finds that a large proportion of its academic work is done for clients who have English as a second language. In many cases, these students have been advised by their supervisors to have their dissertation proofread or edited to iron out remaining language problems so that the quality of the actual research can shine through, and that has brought them to proofreading.co.uk.

There’s also a demand for dissertation proofreading and editing from students who have English as their first language but are dyslexic, and again the University will often recommend that the students have their proofreading professionally done by a well-qualified editor.

“And of course, there are many, many people out there who just want another pair of eyes!” says O’Farrell. “When you’ve been working on a thesis or a dissertation for a long time, you simply don’t see the typos and grammar mistakes because you’re too close to the work. Your brain plays tricks on you and reads what should be there. Our editors completely understand that, and our dissertation proofreading is meticulously done to ensure that all those little errors are picked up and corrected. Nobody takes as much care with dissertation proofreading and language editing as we do, and that’s why clients come back to us time and time again.”

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How School Prepares You for Success

Many intelligent and well-educated women make the mistake of assuming that they are not prepared for success. They think they do not how to succeed because they do not realize how school prepares you for success.

If you have successfully completed your high school and college education you are well prepared for success. It is not just the knowledge that school gives, it also gives you valuable experience.

The most important thing we learn in school is hard work. The most successful students in school are often not the brightest girls but the hardest working. In many cases average people who work and study hard are the best students. The same thing occurs in real life, the most successful women in many offices are those who work hard not the smartest or most capable professionals.

Another lesson you can learn from school is dedication. Persons who dedicate themselves to class work and study often succeed even if they have hard time understanding the lessons. Women who dedicate themselves to their professions and work and study hard will often succeed even if they lack knowledge.

School also teaches you how to find the knowledge that you need. The study skills you learned in school can help you in the office. In school you learned how to find knowledge and apply it to your studies. In the office you can find knowledge and apply it to your job. The most successful professionals in today’s world are often not the smartest but the best informed. Anybody who studies can be well informed about almost any subject.

The final way how school prepares you for success is through socialization and networking. The most successful students are those who are most involved in the school community – the people who participate in the clubs and the sports. The most successful professionals in the real world are those who participate in their communities and professions.

Persons who are willing to network are more likely to succeed. That means you need to be involved just as you were when you were in school. There are many organizations such as the National Association of Professional Women or NAPW that can provide you with networking opportunities. Getting out and getting involved will lead to friendships and contacts that can advance your career.

Those who can remember how school prepares you for success are prepared to succeed in the professional world. Those who do not will fail and spend their days feeling sorry for themselves.

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Renewed Sponsorship Deals for Postgraduate Fair with FindaMasters.com & FindAPhD.com

Following a successful year as official sponsors of the Manchester Careers Service Postgraduate Fair and the London Careers Group Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair, FindAMasters.com & FindAPhD.com are proud to announce a new three-year sponsorship deal with both organisations.

The deal sees FindAPhD & FindAMasters remain as the official sponsors of two of the largest postgraduate fairs in the country.

The fairs, attended by around 90 higher education institutions, provide an excellent forum for students to meet face to face with representatives to discuss all aspects of further study.

The deal is part of the group’s long term commitment to support postgraduate study, and help match students with courses from institutions in the UK and further afield.

Andy Pritchard, Managing Director at FindAMasters & FindAPhD commented; “We’re proud of our long association with the UK’s two most established postgraduate fairs, and these three-year sponsorship deals will allow us to invest in a long-term marketing programme to help ensure these events grow from strength to strength.”

Jan Hewitt, Fairs Organiser at The University of Manchester commented; “We are delighted FindAMasters & FindAPhD have agreed to sponsor the Postgraduate Study Fair in Manchester for the next three years. Their involvement last year added real value, the benefits being appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike. We love the innovative ideas they bring to our publicity drive and they’re a dream to work with as our sponsors.”

Clare McSheaffrey, Head of Events at The Careers Group said; “I am delighted to renew our partnership with FindAMasters & FindAPhD as the main sponsors of our Postgraduate & MBA Fair in January. They helped to bring about a large increase in attendance at our 2011 fair, and provided a valuable service for student and graduate visitors, as well as the exhibitors. I look forward to a series of successful fairs over the next 3 years”

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Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union Launches Private Student Loan Program, Partners with Education Loan Source, Inc.

Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union (FIGFCU) is proud to announce the launch of their private student loan program for families and students looking to pay for undergraduate and graduate school. To customize their program specifically to meet the needs of its members, FIGFCU has chosen to partner with Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), a leading provider of education financial solutions.

“We are happy to add Student Loans to our lending platform, making our portfolio of products and services even more robust. Our members benefit by having educational funding options with competitive rates and terms in difficult economic times.” said Brian Leonard, Chief Lending Officer of FIGFCU.

The Custom Loan SourceSM (CLS) program offered by ELS, provides credit unions with the opportunity to develop their own customized student loan products without the need for additional staffing or resources. CLS is a turn-key student loan solution which includes every aspect of the student loan process from program design through portfolio management. Credit unions working with ELS benefit by gaining an in-depth knowledge of the student loan industry, while attracting a more diverse membership base and the ability to design a custom product to specifically meet their goals.

Long-time ELS business partner Cology, Inc. was selected to originate and service loans for the FIGFCU program. With its industry-leading loan platform, Volta™ , Cology offers FIGFCU expert origination, disbursement, and servicing technology.

“Since FIGFCU has 18 branches, in 12 different states, it’s especially gratifying to launch this new program for their members. CLS is a perfect fit for FIGFCU, as it allows the Credit Union to bring their existing corporate lending standards and philosophies to an education loan program. FIGFCU was able to set their own rates and fees, and define their own school list.” said Jacklyn Schneider, Director of Client Services for ELS. “FIGFCU can increase its portfolio and member base with a student loan program that is highly in demand, while families receive the financial assistance they need.”

For more information on the Custom Loan Source Program offered by ELS, call Jacklyn Schneider at (858) 720-6809.

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Education Loan Source Expands TuitionFlex Financing Program for San Francisco School of Massage

Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), the nation’s leader in education financing administration and services, is proud to announce the expansion of their partnership with San Francisco School of Massage (SFSM). SFSM originally launched the TuitionFlexSM program in March, 2010 and the school is now expanding the program to include a choice of longer payment plan terms.

TuitionFlexSM provides students with the option to extend tuition payments over a specified period of time instead of paying cash up-front for an academic program. “With new state regulations slated to take effect at the end of this year, increasing the number of required course hours in the fields of massage and bodywork, SFSM wants to be in position to assist students with affordability,” said Gary Witt, Chief Executive Officer of SFSM. “Expanding the TuitionFlex program furthers SFSM’s commitment to make education accessible to students who are already managing a variety of personal and professional responsibilities.”

As program administrator, ELS offers comprehensive support for the program and, as a result, the program requires very little involvement from school officials. From the point of online application all the way through servicing, ELS provides a seamless flow for both students and school. ELS programs are in compliance with federal and state Truth-in-Lending disclosures and are of particular assistance to schools looking to meet 90/10 regulations.

“We are excited about expanding our partnership with ELS,” said Rocky Hall, Director of Operations. “We appreciate the expertise that ELS has earned in the educational finance arena and have benefited by their commitment to enhance TuitionFlex and bring innovation to the space.”

“Given the dynamic nature of the higher education industry, it is a pleasure to deliver financing solutions that can be easily tailored as requirements change,” said Jacklyn Garcia-Schneider, Director, Client Services for ELS. “Knowing that the expanded program will enable more students to get their education at SFSM – one of the most respected massage and bodywork schools in the nation – is especially rewarding .”

For more information about the TuitionFlexSM program, call ELS at (888) 335-6261.

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Education Loan Source Launches TuitionFlexPLUS Financing Program for International Education Corporation

Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), the nation’s leader in education financing administration and services, is proud to announce the launch of the TuitionFlexPLUSSM financing program at International Education Corporation (IEC) campuses nationwide.

“TuitionFlex PLUS is a win-win for both students and school,” explains Ena Hull, Vice President of Financial Planning. “Students have the ability to make affordable monthly paymen ts, while the school yields the benefits of an innovative note selling program that generates a more immediate cash flow. Through TuitionFlexPLUS, we now strike the perfect balance between offering an affordable plan to students while realizing improved cash flow for the school.”

“IEC is excited to launch a finance program that offers an online application process, high touch servicing and ultimately, a high collectability track record. These were all key factors in our decision to select ELS,” Ena continued. “As an additional benefit, the program will help with our 90/10 compliance.” As program administrator, ELS ensures that participating schools remain in compliance with federal and state Truth-in-Lending disclosure requirements. In addition, each program is customized to follow a school’s preferred internal process.

Payment plans allow a student the option to make payments over a specified term rather than paying cash up front for an academic program. Traditional payment plans require the school to hold the note on their books, while receiving funds as the student makes payments. The challenge with these plans is balancing the need to keep costs low for student enrollment with the need to infuse operating capital into the school. With TuitionFlexPLUS, schools establish unique rates and terms and can elect to implement a credit check to mitigate risk. As an additional option, they can sell a portion of their portfolio.

According to Dennis Christich, VP Sales for ELS, “ TuitionFlexPLUS allows IEC to focus on helping students become successful within the allied health, business, technology and automotive industries, while ELS supports both students and school staff with financing. The drive to excel is evident in all that IEC does and launching this financing option for students is yet another sign of that commitment being put into action.”

For more information on the TuitionFlexPLUS program, call ELS at (888) 335-6261.

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New Research Shows An Increase In Unemployment And Under-Employment Among Recent Graduates

Following the news that more than half of all graduates are either out of work or stuck in menial jobs some six months after leaving university, Guardian Jobs are today stressing the importance in preparing a good CV to give you the best chance of success in the jobs market.

A study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research found that 52% of last year’s university-leavers, that’s 15,655, were unemployed or under-employed six months after graduating.

20%, that’s 59,000 graduates, had no job this year, the highest amount in a decade and double when the recession began in 2008. Worse still, it’s estimated that some 55% of 2011 graduates will be unemployed or under-employed six months after leaving university.

A spokesperson for Guardian Jobs said today “These findings and predictions by the CEBR do make for rather grim reading. It really highlights the importance graduates must make in making themselves appear employable on their CV, which is after all, the first form of contact employers will have.”

To help graduates get the right job, Guardian Jobs have partnered up with The Fuller CV to offer a free CV checking service that promotes the message ‘just say no to bad CV advice’ and highlights the importance of getting your CV checked over by an expert.

To browse Guardian Jobs extensive selection of graduate jobs, and for advice on how to best prepare your CV for the jobs search, visit the Guardian Jobs website.

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Education Loan Source Launches TuitionFlex Financing Program for Bellus Academy

Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), the nation’s leader in education financing administration and services, is proud to announce the launch of the TuitionFlex SM financing program at four (4) Bellus Academy campuses located in the states of California and Kansas.

TuitionFlex SM provides students with the option to extend tuition payments over a specified period of time instead of paying cash up-front for an academic program. “We are pleased to offer flexible payment options as it allows students to get started on the education they need to enter a new career sooner,” said Lynelle Lynch, President of Bellus Academy. “With funding options being extremely limited in today’s environment, the opportunity to stretch payments over time makes a big difference for our students.”

With all aspects of TuitionFlex SM handled by ELS, the program requires very little time from school officials. Victoria Russ, Director of Financial Aid of Bellus Academy, commented, “After administering an in-house payment plan for many years, we appreciate the fact that all program administration is handled by ELS. This frees us up to spend more time working directly with students. We also appreciate the fact that TuitionFlex SM keeps us in compliance with federal and state Truth-in-Lending disclosures.”

While other companies provide partial support for payment plans, as program administrator, ELS offers total support from the point of application through servicing. TuitionFlex SM offers a branded online application process, electronic signature, customizable reporting, automated payment processing, and flexible servicing repayment terms. ELS’ program is of particular assistance to schools concerned with 90/10 compliance.

“Bellus Academy is one of the only academies in the nation that provides premium financing programs to launch a successful career in the beauty and wellness industry,” said Jacklyn Garcia-Schneider, Director, Client Services for ELS. “Now that they’ve partnered with ELS to offer more financing options, it is gratifying to know that more students will be able to consider enrollment.”

For more information about the TuitionFlex SM program, call ELS at (888) 335-6261.

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Education Loan Source Launches TuitionFlexPLUS

Education Loan Source (ELS), the nation’s leader in education financing administration and services, is proud to announce the launch of the TuitionFlex PLUS SM financing program at Connecticut School of Broadcasting (CSB) campuses nationwide.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our students a new and viable loan program that meets their needs in the current environment,” said Jim Robinson, President of CSB. “After months of research, we finally met ELS who provided us with the opportunity to customize a ‘one stop’ solution for all of our twelve campuses. Through TuitionFlex PLUSSM , we now strike a perfect balance between offering an affordable and accessible payment plan to students while realizing improved cash flow to the school . We have used other loan programs in the past and have found that the ELS program fulfills our needs.”

Jim continued, “Another high priority for CSB was maintaining compliance with federal and state Truth-in-Lending disclosure requirements. As program administrator, ELS facilitates this as they customized the program to follow our school’s preferred internal process. In addition to delivering a great program, the customer service provided by ELS has been exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend ELS to any school looking for an affordable financing solution. ”

Payment plans allow a student the option to make payments over a specified term rather than paying cash up front for an academic program. Traditional payment plans require the school to hold the note as a debt on their books, while receiving funds as the student makes payments. The challenge with these plans is balancing the need to keep costs low for student enrollment with the need to infuse operating capital into the school.

With TuitionFlex PLUS , schools establish unique rates and terms and can elect to implement a credit check to mitigate risk. As an additional option, they can sell a portion of their portfolio.

While other companies might provide partial support, ELS offers total support as program administrator from application through servicing. The program offers a branded online application process, electronic signature, customizable reporting, automated payment processing and flexible servicing repayment terms. ELS’ program is of particular assistance to schools concerned with 90/10 compliance.

According to Jennifer Wallace, VP Sales for ELS, “ CSB is a well known entity in the world of broadcast media.  Partnering with ELS gives them the opportunity to keep their focus on the very important business of educating students while leaving the financing to ELS. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside CSB to customize a program that meets the needs of their students and staff.”

For more information on the TuitionFlex PLUS program, call ELS at (888) 335-6261.

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