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How Do I Choose the Best Freight Broker School?

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  • Written By: Harriette Halepis
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 14 December 2014
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Freight broker jobs are in high demand. As a result, many different schools are offering logistics programs. Selecting a freight broker school really depends upon a few key factors, including the type of degree offered and the type of training provided. Since there are literally thousands of brokerage programs available across the world, it helps to begin by narrowing down each freight broker school geographically.

You may think that choosing a freight broker school in your own country is the right course of action. However, this is not always the best way to go about selecting a logistics program. Many logistics companies look for employees who understand international laws and speak various languages. Thus, looking into a school in another country may increase your chances of obtaining a high-paying broker position.

Once you have decided upon the ideal location for you, take a look at each school's website. A school website can tell you many different things about the types of logistics programs that a school offers. By taking a close look at the Questions and Answers section of a site, you should be able to gain a basic understanding of a program's fundamental offerings.

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Within an hour of looking at each school's website, the main difference between each program will become clearer. Next, find out if the schools that you are considering are accredited -- accreditation is the most important thing to look for. While a freight broker school may seem worthwhile, without accreditation your degree may not be worth anything.

When you have narrowed down your freight broker school selection to four schools, take the time to schedule campus tours and interviews. This way, you can gain a deeper understanding of each school, the types of classes that are offered, and the kinds of students that attend each school. Often, visiting a school is the best possible way to gather first-hand knowledge.

While you are visiting, make sure to speak with students that are currently attending a school. In most cases, students will let you know whether a school is worth your time. Also, take a few moments to connect with some professors by asking about each professor's academic background, and sitting in on a few classes.

By the time that you have visited each freight broker school on your list, you will understand each school a bit better. From that point onward, the only thing that you have to worry about are the admissions requirements. Once you have been accepted by the school of your choice, you can then get ready for a rewarding logistics career.

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