Terri Williams

Terri Williams is a journalist who specializes in higher education, career choices, career development, and the workforce. She has written extensively on topics and trends in higher education, including postsecondary credentialing, college affordability, income-share agreements, financial literacy, academic and career counseling, campus safety, single parents, alcohol awareness, and other issues that affect student performance and persistence rates. 

Terri also writes on the challenges facing employees in the workforce, ranging from skill and career development to work-life balance and diversity issues.

Terri’s passion is helping students succeed in college and graduate with the skills they need to be competitive, productive, and engaged members of the workforce.

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In addition to her extensive research efforts, Terri has interviewed college professors, deans, admissions officers, and students at various types of institutions ranging from Ivy League schools to community colleges to discover best practices and identify problems in the current higher education process. She has also interviewed recruiters, hiring managers, economists, and executives to understand workplace challenges. Terri has written for USA Today, Yahoo Education, U.S. News & World Report, The Economist Careers Network, The Houston Chronicle, GoodCall, and The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University - Chicago.


Terri graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Terri Williams

Research reveals that a college degree is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Navigating the admissions process, obtaining financial aid, choosing a major, and ultimately graduating and landing a well-paying and fulfilling job doesn’t happen by chance.

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