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Degrees of Separation: Your College Major Matters More Than Ever

People with associate's degrees can out-earn bachelor's degree holders, if they pick the right major.

Even though there's plenty of debate nowadays over whether a college degree is worth the money, it's still conventional wisdom that the more education you have, the more money you'll make. But, according to the latest report (PDF) from Geogetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, what major you choose, and the access it gives you to particular occupations, is actually the most powerful factor in lifetime earning potential, trumping degree level.

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Education Event Recap: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce

Our panelists and audience were full of ideas on how to educate the STEM professionals of the future.

Thursday night in Los Angeles, GOOD and University of Phoenix hosted "Now Hiring: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce," a panel discussion about how schools, businesses, and government can work together to ensure that we're educating the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals of the future.

The panel was moderated by GOOD CEO and co-founder Ben Goldhirsh and featured an impressive group of influencers making a difference in Los Angeles—Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Eric Garcetti, the President of the Los Angeles City Council; Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing; Bernadette Lucas, Principal, Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet; and Blair Smith, Dean, College of Information Systems & Technology, University of Phoenix.

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Education Event: Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce

We're hosting a panel discussion on how schools, businesses and government can work together to educate the workforce of the future.


We're gearing up for this Thursday's GOOD and University of Phoenix education event, "Now Hiring: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce," a panel discussion that will bring together some of this city's most influential education, business and government leaders.

With panelists like Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Eric Garcetti, the President of the Los Angeles City Council; Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing; Bernadette Lucas, Principal, Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet; Blair Smith, Dean, College of Information Systems & Technology, University of Phoenix there are sure to be plenty of smart ideas shared that can spur this city into action.

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