The Many Benefits of a Catholic Education

Today there are a lot of schools to choose from. In fact, the choices are so many that it can easily confuse any parent or guardian.

Keep in mind that each school has their own set of philosophies that govern how they teach. And, this can have a big impact on the educational, emotional and spiritual development of a child.

In this article, we are going to share the top benefits of a Catholic education. We hope that this will make it easier to decide what is right for your child.

A Spiritual View Of The World

Catholic education not only teaches general education, but also balances education with deep spiritual immersion. Catholic education is very active in teaching a child that God is in their life and all around him/her. A child will learn how to see these “footprints of God” in their daily lives. As a child’s awareness of God develops, he or she also becomes an instrument of God’s grace in the family, community and in the world.

Inspired View Of The Scriptures

A Catholic education means giving a student the opportunity to learn about the holy scriptures. Furthermore, the learning of the scriptures is governed by underlying faith. Then, the students are encouraged to put into their daily lives the lessons they have learned from the good book. On top of that, a Catholic education teaches a student on how to make use of the scriptures as a tool for guidance and inspiration to get them through during the toughest parts of his/her life.

Civic Responsibility And Engagement

Catholic education not only focuses on engagement and responsibility in relation to the church, but also to the community as a whole.

According to a survey done by a non-catholic and non-American source, the study suggested that students coming from private school are the least to engage in civic engagement. On the other hand, the study indicated that students from Catholic education ranked highest in terms of participating in community and civic engagement. This could mean highest in terms of charity donations, writing to legislators, volunteering, and voting.

Most of these Catholic education graduates are not doing it for themselves (e.g. tax write-off), but rather for a sense justice and responsibility.

Value Of Service

Another fundamental of having a Catholic education is the idea of service. Catholic education puts a lot of focus on service, and that is why there are service programs running from kindergarten up to the 12th grade. Some schools even have service programs that may reach to levels of undergraduate and graduate.

Catholic education values in God’s word that states, “you are your brother’s keeper”. Hence, Catholic students are always taught to be sensitive to the needs of others, and respond positively in any way they can.


Catholic education puts a lot of emphasis on self-discipline. Students are educated and challenged to make decisions and actions that are considered Christ-like; not only in actions, but also in words. Catholic students are taught on how to gauge their words and actions against the Gospel of love and the Ten Commandments.

Of course, Catholic students are given lessons that will give them a strong moral and ethical foundations to help them make the right decision during situations that are not clearly black and white.

Catholic students are encouraged to be good because to avoid punishment, but for the reason that it’s the dignified way to act.

Arts And Culture

Our civilization has moved from the stone age to an age rich in culture, arts and tradition. Catholic education recognizes the fact that modern society is not just all about surviving, but it’s also being cultured.

This is the reason why Catholic education exposed the students to Drama, Literature, Art and Music. Furthermore, all these are governed by the philosophy that these are all divine praises.

Goal Setting

During these competitive times, it’s easy to fall into the trap of setting goals that are self-serving and empty. Catholic students are taught that academic or monetary excellence is not the ultimate goal. However, what is taught is having goals that are altruistic in nature. Catholic students are taught to set goals that do not only serve themselves but also benefits others. In such a way, they not only improve their lives, but also the lives of the people around them.

Safe Environment

Catholic education recognizes the importance of the effects of the environment on a child. This is the reason why Catholic schools make a great deal of effort to make the school environment as “Gun-free zones” or “Drug-free zones” as possible. Furthermore, catholic schools shift the environment to a more “Christlike zone”.

Passionate Instructors

In most schools, the teachers see their works as merely a job. They get in, punch in, do what they are paid for and punch out, and nothing more. This rarely happens in a Catholic education.

The Catholic education system puts a high priority on teachers that are passioniate about “Chris-centered education”. In a Catholic education, it’s not uncommon for teachers to go “beyond the call of duty” to help the students in terms of growing their values, skills and knowledge.

Minority-friendly Atmosphere

Being a minority has its downsides. For one, there is the trouble of fitting in and being recognized as “normal”. Minority kids will usually have some problems when obtaining education from a public school. This is something that rarely happens in a Catholic education system.

One of the fundamental beliefs of Catholic education is the belief that all people are equal, and it’s not race nor financial status that defines one’s value, but rather words and actions. This belief reflects in the school environment. This is one of the reasons why, according to surveys, minority students perform better in a Catholic education compared to a public school education.


Not all education systems are made equal. Each school or educational system has its own principles and philosophies that govern how they teach and develop a child. Having said that, a Catholic education system has been proven in time, surveys and studies to offer advantages compared to other forms of education systems. In fact, the many benefits of a Catholic education mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg.

List of Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States

In an effort to continue to provide an excellent resource for higher education, we have published below a list of Catholic colleges and Universities in the United States.

Here they are in alphabetical order.

Albertus Magnus College – New Haven, CT
Alvernia University – Reading, PA
Alverno College – Milwaukee, WI
Ancilla Domini College – Donaldson, IN
Anna Maria College – Paxton, MA
Aquinas College – Grand Rapids, MI
Aquinas College – Nashville, TN
Aquinas Institute of Theology
Assumption College – Worcester, MA
Assumption College for Sisters – Mendham, NJ
Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount Saint Mary’s of the West – Cincinnati, OH
Augustine Institute – Greenwood Village, CO
Ave Maria School of Law – Naples, FL
Ave Maria University – Ave Maria, FL
Avila University – Kansas City, MO
Barry University – Miami Shores, FL
Bellarmine University – Louisville, KY
Belmont Abbey College – Belmont, NC
Benedictine College – Atchison, KS
Benedictine University – Lisle, IL
Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA
Brescia University – Owensboro, KY
Briar Cliff University – Sioux City, IA
Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius – Pittsburgh, PA
Cabrini College – Radnor, PA
Caldwell College – Caldwell, NJ
Calumet College of Saint Joseph
Canisius College – Buffalo, NY
Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee, WI
Carlow University – Pittsburgh, PA
Carroll College – Helena, MT
Catholic Distance University – Hamilton, VA
Catholic Theological Union – Chicago, IL
Chaminade University of Honolulu – Honolulu, HI
Chatfield College – Saint Martin, OH
Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA
Christ the King Seminary – East Aurora, NY
Christendom College – Front Royal, VA
Christian Brothers University – Memphis, TN
Clarke University – Dubuque, IA –
College of Mount Saint Joseph – Cincinnati, OH
College of Mount Saint Vincent – Riverdale, NY
College of Saint Benedict – St. Joseph, MN
College of Saint Elizabeth – Morristown, NJ
College of Saint Joseph in Vermont – Rutland, VT
College of Saint Mary – Omaha, NE
College of Saint Mary Magdalen – Warner, NH
College of Saint Scholastica – Duluth, MN
College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, MA
Creighton University – Omaha, NE
D’Youville College – Buffalo, NY
De Paul University – Chicago, IL
DeSales University – Center Valley, PA
Divine Word College – Epworth, IA
Dominican College – Orangeburg, NY
Dominican House of Studies – Washington, DC
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology – Berkeley, CA
Dominican University – River Forest, IL
Dominican University of California – San Rafael, CA
Donnelly College – Kansas City, KS
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
Edgewood College – Madison, WI
Elms College – Chicopee, MA
Emmanuel College – Boston, MA
Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT
Felician College – Lodi, NJ
Fontbonne University – St. Louis, MO
Fordham University – Bronx, NY
Franciscan School of Theology – Berkeley, CA
Franciscan University of Steubenville – Steubenville, OH
Gannon University – Erie, PA
Georgetown University – Washington, DC
Georgian Court University – Lakewood, NJ
Gonzaga University – Spokane, WA
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science – Cincinnati, OH
Gwynedd-Mercy College – Gwynedd Valley, PA
Hilbert College – Hamburg, NY
Holy Apostles College & Seminary – Cromwell, CT
Holy Cross College – Notre Dame, IN
Holy Family University – Philadelphia, PA
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing – Teaneck, NJ
Holy Names University – Oakland, CA
Holy Spirit College – Atlanta, GA
Immaculata University – Immaculata, PA
Iona College – New Rochelle, NY
Jesuit School of Theology – Berkeley, CA
John Carroll University – University Heights, OH
John Paul the Great Catholic University – San Diego, CA
King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA
La Roche College – Pittsburgh, PA
La Salle University – Philadelphia, PA
Labouré College – Dorchester, MA
Le Moyne College – Syracuse, NY
Lewis University – Romeoville, IL
Loras College – Dubuvue, IA
Lourdes College – Sylvania, OH
Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA
Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, IL
Loyola University Maryland – Baltimore, MD
Loyola University New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
Madonna University – Livonia, MI
Manhattan College – Riverdale, NY
Manor College – Jenkintown, PA
Maria College – Albany, NY
Marian Court College – Swampscott, MA
Marian University – Indianapolis, IN
Marian University – Fond du Lac, WI
Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI
Marygrove College – Detroit, MI
Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR
Marymount College – Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA
Marymount School of Practical Nursing – Cleveland, OH
Marymount University – Arlington, VA
Marywood University – Scranton, PA
Mercy College of Health Sciences – Des Moines, IA
Mercy College of Ohio – Toledo, OH
Mercyhurst College – Erie, PA
Merrimack College – North Andover, MA
Misericordia University – Dallas, PA
Molloy College – Rockville Centre, NY
Mount Aloysius College – Cresson, PA
Mount Angel Seminary – St. Benedict, OR
Mount Carmel College of Nursing – Columbus, OH
Mount Marty College – Yankton, SD
Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, WI
Mount Mercy University – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mount Saint Mary College – Newburgh, NY
Mount Saint Mary’s College – Los Angeles, CA
Mount Saint Mary’s University – Emmitsburg, MD
Neumann University – Aston, PA
Newman University – Wichita, KS
Niagara University – Niagara University, NY
Notre Dame College – South Euclid, OH
Notre Dame Seminary – New Orleans, LA
Notre Dame de Namur University – Belmont, CA
Notre Dame of Maryland University – Baltimore, MD
Oblate School of Theology – San Antonio, TX
Ohio Dominican University – Columbus, OH
Our Lady of Holy Cross College – New Orleans, LA
Our Lady of the Lake College – Baton Rouge, LA
Our Lady of the Lake University – San Antonio, TX
Presentation College – Aberdeen, SD
Providence College – Providence, RI
Quincy University – Quincy, IL
Regis College – Weston, MA
Regis University – Denver, CO
Resurrection University – Oak Park, IL
Rivier College – Nashua, NH
Rockhurst University – Kansas City, MO
Rosemont College of the Holy Child Jesus
SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary – Orchard Lake, MI
Sacred Heart School of Theology – Hales Corners, WI
Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, CT
Saint Ambrose University – Davenport, IA
Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH
Saint Anthony College of Nursing – Rockford, IL
Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry
Saint Bonaventure University – Saint Bonaventure, NY
Saint Catharine College – St. Catharine, KY
Saint Catherine University – St. Paul, MN
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary – Wynnewood, PA
Saint Edward’s University – Austin, TX
Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing – Utica, NY
Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing – Lafayette, IN
Saint Francis College – Brooklyn Heights, NY
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing – Peoria, IL
Saint Francis University – Loretto, PA
Saint Gregory’s University – Shawnee, OK
Saint John’s Seminary – Camarillo, CA
Saint John’s Seminary – Brighton, MA
Saint John’s University – Jamaica, NY
Saint John’s University – Collegeville, MN
Saint Joseph Seminary College – Saint Benedict, LA
Saint Joseph’s College – Rensselaer, IN
Saint Joseph’s College – Brooklyn, NY
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine – Standish, ME
Saint Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA
Saint Leo University – St. Leo, FL
Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO
Saint Martin’s University – Lacey, WA
Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology – Wickliffe, OH
Saint Mary’s College – Notre Dame, IN
Saint Mary’s College of California – Moraga, CA
Saint Mary’s Seminary and University – Baltimore, MD
Saint Mary’s University – San Antonio, TX
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Winona, MN
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College – St.Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
Saint Meinrad School of Theology – St. Meinrad, IN
Saint Michael’s College – Colchester, VT
Saint Norbert College – De Pere, WI
Saint Peter’s College – Jersey City, NJ
Saint Thomas Aquinas College – Sparkill, NY
Saint Thomas University – Miami Gardens, FL
Saint Vincent College – Latrobe, PA
Saint Vincent Seminary – Latrobe, PA
Saint Vincent’s College – Bridgeport, CT
Saint Xavier University – Chicago, IL
Salve Regina University – Newport, RI
Santa Clara University – Santa Clara, CA
Seattle University – Seattle, WA
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception – Huntington, NY
Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ
Seton Hill University – Greensburg, PA
Siena College – Loudonville, NY
Siena Heights University – Adrian, MI
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family – Manitowoc, WI
Spalding University – Louisville, KY
Spring Hill College – Mobile, AL
Stonehill College – Easton, MA
The Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
The College of New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY
The College of Saint Rose – Albany, NY
The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More – Fort Worth, TX
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences – Arlington, VA
The Mexican American Catholic College – San Antonio, TX
Thomas Aquinas College – Santa Paula, CA
Thomas More College – Crestview Hills, KY
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts – Merrimack, NH
Trinity Washington University – Washington, DC
Trocaire College – Buffalo, NY
University of Dallas – Irving, TX
University of Dayton – Dayton, OH
University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, MI
University of Great Falls – Great Falls, MT
University of Mary – Bismarck, ND
University of Notre Dame du Lac – Notre Dame, IN
University of Portland – Portland, OR
University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne, IN
University of Saint Joseph – West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Mary – Leavenworth, KS
University of Saint Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary – Mundelein, IL
University of Saint Thomas – Houston, TX
University of Saint Thomas – St. Paul, MN
University of San Diego – San Diego, CA
University of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
University of Scranton – Scranton, PA
University of the Incarnate Word – San Antonio, TX
Ursuline College – Pepper Pike, OH
Villa Maria College of Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
Villanova University – Villanova, PA
Viterbo University – La Crosse, WI
Walsh University – North Canton, OH
Washington Theological Union – Washington, DC
Wheeling Jesuit University – Wheeling, WV
Wyoming Catholic College – Lander, WY
Xavier University – Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University of Louisiana – New Orleans, LA

Source – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Importance of Continuing Education

In most people’s life, there is a time that one sometimes ponder if continuing education is worth the time and money. Perhaps an opportunity presented itself that forces you to decide if you should take the opportunity or continue your education. While continuing your education may not be exciting compared to other things in life, but the benefits are life-long. Hence, if you are undecided, then below are some facts that support the importance of continuing education.

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Some of the individuals who think they don’t need to continue their education, reason that not all jobs will require a higher College Studentseducational degree. While this is true on some levels, but, if you want a higher paying job, then continuing your education is almost a must. Look at the entire situation as if you are the employer.

Imagine checking two resumes from two applicants. The two have about the same level of experience. However, one applicant gained a higher education in the field. Who would you pick?

Unless the other applicant is a prodigy, you would most likely pick the applicant with a higher degree of education. Now, compound the situation.

These days, employers are not only checking two applicants, but lots of them. This means that you need to try harder in terms of making yourself more attractive to the employer; and a higher degree of education may be the tipping point that puts the odds in your favor, rather than against it.

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You probably have a good hunch that individuals with higher levels of education earn a lot more. However, let’s leave that hunch, and put numbers into it.

According to a study, on average, a college degree holder earns twice as much when compared to someone without a degree. Of course, there are some exceptional individuals that don’t have a college degree and still earning good amounts of money. But these are rare cases. On average, college degree holders trumps over high school graduates.

Better Lifestyle

It is not uncommon for the society to label you in terms of your educational attainment. While it’s true that this may be stereotyping, and that’s not necessarily good. However, when it comes to the clash between what’s ideal and what’s reality, reality wins every time. Maybe in the future, this will change.

For now,  the importance of continuing education is it can get you a higher pay, and also a lot more respect from your peers and/or society in general. In fact, it’s possible that your job ceiling is what’s holding you back in terms of lifestyle. Even if you are continuing your education because you want more respect, but having a better education is not a bad thing by itself. It’s a win-win situation for you.

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Confidence is a tricky business. You probably heard the phrase “Fake it, until you make it”, and some like to relate the phrase to confidence. While this may work for a time, but real confidence comes from the inside. If you feel that your education is lacking, then no matter how much you “fake” it, sooner or later, people will be able to tell that you are way over your head.

Hence, continue your education and gain confidence from a good foundational source. If one of the sources of your confidence is your educational attainment, no one can take that away from you.


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These days, networking is one of the buzzwords. This means that the wider your connections, the more people you can help and the more you can find people willing to help you. Getting a higher degree of education can help you widen your social network, and that’s another reason why the importance of continuing education is very high.

Of course, you will meet professors, students and other people that may share a common interest. You can even meet new individuals who are on the same path as you, and that makes everything a lot easier than doing it solo.

Securing Your Future

These days, the marketplace is so competitive that downsizing is becoming more and more common. Well, in reality, you shouldn’t be surprised. If you really want to know the odds, then 6 out of 10 business will go bust in the first 10 years. Of course, there will be downsizing along the way. So, what this got to do with continuing your education?

Again, look at the situation from a different perspective. Specifically, put yourself in your employer’s shoes. If it’s inevitable that you need to lay off some people, then who are you going to lay off? The one’s with better education and helps a lot in the company, or the ones that do the menial work.

It’s no brainer that people who do the menial work will get the axe sooner than people with higher education. This translates that continuing your education gives you a better job security. But, the benefits doesn’t end there.

Once you have finished a certain credit or degree, that will stay with you in the future; which also makes you a good candidate for some other employer looking for your skill sets, experience, and educational attainment.

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Let’s face it, going back to school may not be the most exciting thing in the word. However, you are sacrificing the now, for a better future. And, you certainly can’t finish your degree if you don’t develop yourself discipline.

This goes to say that continuing and succeeding with your education will greatly improve your discipline, and that’s value that should not be taken lightly. As most successful people would say, discipline is what sets the difference between mediocrity and greatness.

As the job market becomes more and more competitive, the importance of continuing education gets higher and higher. One of the things you can do to set yourself above the competition is to continue your education. Yes, continuing your education may cost you time and money, but the benefits are invaluable. By continuing your education, you can expect to increase your qualification, increase your income, get a better lifestyle, improve your confidence, widen your social network, secure your future and improves your discipline. Remember, these are only a few of the many benefits; In fact, these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Wealthy Affiliate University – Online Education or Scam?

On the quest to find the absolute best in continuing education, we have come across Wealthy Affiliate University. Here we find continuing education for affiliate marketers that want to improve their skills and take their online businesses to the next level.

What is Wealthy Affiliate University?

Wealthy Affiliate University is a continuing education institution dedicated to teaching its students how to succeed at affiliate marketing. It consists of a comprehensive course load that teaches every aspect of affiliate marketing and online business.

In order to fully understand Wealthy Affiliate University, let us take a close look at the curriculum offered in order to determine the quality of education offered at this institution.

What Courses are offered at Wealthy Affiliate University?

Let’s take a look at the courses offered by Wealthy Affiliate University.

The main training at Wealthy Affiliate University is designed to prepare you for Online Entrepreneurship and consists of 5 levels of training.

Let’s break them down..

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started

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Wealthy Affiliate University Level 1This level consists of 10 lessons designed to give you a quality introduction into the world of becoming an online entrepreneur.

These are the 10 Lessons.

  1. Getting Rolling
  2. Understanding How to Make Money Online
  3. Choose a Niche
  4. Building Your Own Website
  5. Setting up Your Website
  6. Getting Your Site Ready for SEO
  7. Finding content Ideas from Keywords
  8. Understand Website Pages and Creating your First 3
  9. Creating Quality Website Content
  10. Congratulations and your Next Steps

According to this review at, these first 10 lessons are absolutely free to anyone that chooses to participate.

Let’s take a look at the courses offered in level 2.

Online Entrepreneur Certification -Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website

Wealthy Affiliate University Level 2

This level begins to teach how to build a website that can generate free traffic.

It also consists of 10 high quality lessons, both written and video.

Here are the 10 lessons.

  1. Your own domain. Your Brand. Traffic
  2. Building out your website. Theme based content.
  3. Setting up a domain. Specific email account.
  4. The traffic breakdown.
  5. Making use of visuals.
  6. Getting crafty with the WordPress editor.
  7. Understanding the low hanging fruit.
  8. Making face as a real person.
  9. Amplifying your Google. Love with Google…
  10. Boosting your WA ranks.

This is high quality continuing education if you are building an online business!

Lets take a look at the courses offered in level 3 at Wealthy Affiliate University.

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Level 3- Making Money

Wealthy Affiliate University Level 3

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Here in level three the education begins to take us into the important aspects of creating an online business.

Making money…

Here are the ten lessons that encompass level three.

  1. Understanding the money in online business.
  2. Understanding affiliate programs and networks.
  3. Relevant affiliate programs are everywhere.
  4. Adding affiliate links to your pages.
  5. Instant access to a million products.
  6. Leveraging product reviews.
  7. Getting paid for ads on your site.
  8. Earning pennies or dollars?
  9. A brilliant way to track and understand your traffic.
  10. With help comes financial success.

These ten lessons are the foundation of online entrepreneurial success.

Let us take a look at what courses are offered at the next level at Wealthy Affiliate University.

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Level 4 – Mastering Social Engagement

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As you can see the curriculum at Wealthy Affiliate University continues to delve into exactly what is needed to succeed in an online business today.

Mastering Social Engagement.

This level also consists of 10 lessons.

Here they are.

  1. What does social engagement mean to your business?
  2. Making your website a place to engage.
  3. Using Facebook the right way.
  4. Pinterest and the visual social hemisphere.
  5. Incorporating a sound tweeting campaign.
  6. Google plus or minus?
  7. The benefit of being social at WA.
  8. Make your campaigns social branding animals.
  9. Using the Wealthy Affiliate University social community.
  10. You cannot be a master of everything.

The course in level 4 of the curriculum are truly emblematic of the high quality education offered at Wealthy Affiliate University.

Let us take a look at the level 5 curriculum.

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Level 5 – The Business of Content – Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation…

Wealthy Affiliate University Level 5

Wealthy Affiliate University is taking the curriculum to the next level and focusing on the most important aspect of building a sustainable online business…


Here are the ten lessons included in the curriculum in level 5.

  1. Content is YOUR business.
  2. Setting up Google webmaster tools.
  3. Improving indexing times and speeds.
  4. People need to read your content.
  5. A year is a short period of time… Yet big.
  6. Writing within a devised plan architecture.
  7. Writing your content with conversion intent.
  8. Injecting comments with intent.
  9. Bing and Yahoo, they are still the 33%.
  10. Articulating a plan for the months and year.

This part of the curriculum at Wealthy Affiliate University is designed to teach you how to maximize your potential when it comes to creating content for your online business.


After having an in depth look at the curriculum at Wealthy Affiliate University and having an opportunity to take part in the actual classes, I can officially say that Wealthy Affiliate University is a very real and unique continuing education institution.

Continuing education can take many different forms depending on your chosen field and Wealthy Affiliate University is the perfect choice for those of you that have chosen an online business as your career choice.



Is Matcha the New Source of Caffeine on College Campuses?

We all remember our college days or maybe more importantly those long college nights cramming for the next big exam.

For most of us, it was coffee that we turned to for our caffeine fix.

We all knew where every Dunkin Donuts was located and today I’m sure students know where every Starbucks is located.

For some it was Coca Cola or Mountain Dew, and even tea for others, but today there is a new source of caffeine that more and more college students are turning to…


What is Matcha?

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Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is a green tea powder that has been around for centuries and played a ceremonial roll in ancient China.

According to the Matcha Connection, “What makes matcha green tea powder special lies in the method in which it is cultivated. Weeks before green tea plants are set to harvest, growers cover the plants so that the remainder of the growth cycle takes place in the shade. By preventing the direct sunlight from reaching the tea leaves, the growth slows and an increase in the production of chlorophyll begins. This in turn gives the tea leaves a deep green color and increases the amount of amino acids found in the leaves. Only the youngest leaf buds are picked, then dried, and ground into a fine powder, retaining all of their nutrient goodness.”

Matcha isn’t really a tea, but more of an emulsion where the finely ground tea leaves are suspended in the water and consumed.

This results in a much higher antioxidant count and a buffering of the caffeine so that there is not a spike and crash cycle as there is with coffee and other caffeinated beverages.

Instead the caffeine affects the body more slowly and dissipates more slowly leaving the user with a heightened state of awareness and an intense focus, according to some students.

How to Prepare Matcha

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Matcha is usually prepared by adding the powder to a bowl and then adding hot water. A bamboo whisk is then used to create an emulsion in which the powder is suspended in the water and a rich foam is formed on the surface.

However, college students are very resourceful and there are more and more ways of consuming matcha being discovered everyday.

Everything from matcha smoothies and matcha lattes to matcha cookies and matcha cakes.

Yea, what does that remind you of?

The same way that college students became creative with marijuana back in the 60’s and 70’s!

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The Health Benefits of Matcha

One of the reasons that more and more students are turning to matcha is that it is really good for you!

Here are some of the health benefits.

  • ​May prevent DNA damage in people with type 2 diabetes.
  • ​​Improves the body’s ability to burn fat.
  • ​​Enhances metabolism.
  • ​Strengthens your immune system.
  • ​​Promotes clearer, healthier skin.
  • ​​Helps to detox your body.
  • ​Increase in focus.
  • ​​Enhances your mood.
  • ​​Improves wellbeing.
  • ​​Higher energy levels.

Click here for more information on the Health Benefits of Matcha


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College students have always been on the cutting edge of new and crazy fads.

Time will only tell if Matcha is another one of those fads, or if it is a custom that here to stay.

Judging by the ancient Chinese rituals that were performed with Matcha and are still practiced today, I would say it is here to stay!