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I graduated. Where's my job?

Jodi Weiss | Posted 07.11.2016 | College
Jodi Weiss

Nowadays, most college students are so busy attending classes and working full or part-time, that they are not always thinking about life after colleg...

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

Contemporary Challenges Facing American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

College and universities have always had mottos, usually expressed in Latin, that captured the essence of their missions -- truth, light, reason, and other words that drilled the purpose of education down to its essence.

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.

How to Adapt for Tomorrow's Jobs: An Open Letter to My Niece and Nephew

Uri Dadush | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Uri Dadush

Where will tomorrow's good jobs be? Knowing where the jobs will be only takes you so far. What skills you will need to be marketable, able to adapt and happy?

College Lessons That Prepare You for the Working World

Amanda Augustine | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.

What to Do With a B.A. in English?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

After the appearance of my October Huffington blog, "Why Study the Arts and the Humanities?," I have often been asked the question, "What can someone ...

Does Major Really Matter?

Abby Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The original intent of a liberal arts degree is not to prepare you for a career, but rather to broaden your mind, and train you to analyze and communicate.

Making College Career Preparation a Deliberate Process

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

There has been an historic dispute regarding the liberal arts values of higher education versus career values, the argument being that they are mutually exclusive -- but they're actually not. They need to come together for the benefit of our students.

Career Prep Connundrum

Abby Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Abby Miller

Today's traditional liberal arts colleges and universities are facing a dilemma: stick with the "learning for the sake of learning" model, or integrate career preparation elements into their curricula.

Promising Work-Based Strategies Start With Committed Business Partners

JD Hoye | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
JD Hoye

Businesses across the country have stepped up to partner with local schools to provide students with opportunities to learn in the workplace through internships and other work-based learning activities.