Launches New Site Featuring Tool to Help Match Students with Degree Programs

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After almost a decade of providing students with information about online learning, underwent a website redesign in order to better assist visitors in attaining their education goals by providing news, resources and e-learning materials. In addition, the site launched Degree Finder™, a quiz-based tool, which helps users find post-secondary programs that will be a good fit for their educational goals.

We want to be a source of information and support for those interested in capitalizing on these changes, by helping them achieve their education goals., a leading education site since 2003, has debuted an improved website with up-to-date expert content and advice, as well as user friendly features. The changes to coincide with rapidly evolving education trends, especially the growing popularity of e-learning.

“We are excited for what is in store for the future of our website,” said Michael Stearns, spokesperson for “There has been a lot of thought and time put into this project and I think our users will find the new enhancements helpful and valuable.”

The newest tool on the site is for students exploring post-secondary educational options. Degree Finder™ is an online quiz that guides users through 40 multiple-choice questions to estimate a student's personality traits, skills, interests and values. Based on these characteristics, Degree Finder suggests relevant careers for the student to consider and provides data on salary expectations, job growth and recommended educational requirements.

A recent study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found that a student's undergraduate major can have a significant impact on lifetime earning potential and employment. Degree Finder can help students contextualize salary and employment data by identifying degree programs that suit their personalities.

“The education world is changing,” said Stearns. “We want to be a source of information and support for those interested in capitalizing on these changes, by helping them achieve their education goals.”

Degree Finder draws on employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor to recommend a specific degree level for each career match, helping students zero in on the right level of education and major for careers of interest.

"The goal for building the Degree Finder was to give prospective students new degree and career options that they may not have considered," said Stearns. "We hope this opens up new opportunities for students and helps them reach their educational goals."

Degree Finder puts a new spin on the classic personality test by making it fun and interactive. Users can help refine their results by selecting a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" for suggested careers. Questions range from the serious to the whimsical, and ask users about their hobbies, preferred work environment and career goals. can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These social profiles will provide constant and up-to-date information about resources for current and prospective students, including career news, interviews with online degree holders, additional self-assessment tools and in-depth information about online degree programs.

About is a leading education resource focused on connecting thousands of visitors with the information they seek about online education and degree programs. Site visitors can easily research schools and connect with the providers of the career training they needed to succeed. is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in ethical marketing practices. For more information, please visit


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