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How To Stop Working For Exposure AKA 'Free'

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

Every single time I have filtered my decision through the process, I always end up receiving more than I have given therefore never having to apply for a job again. 

5 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Angela St. Cyril | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Angela St. Cyril

It has been twenty years since I graduated college and I've found myself reflecting on choices and advice that I would have appreciated receiving as a young graduate.

New Grads Might Not Retire Until 75, Study Finds

NerdWallet | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education

How's 75 sound for a retirement age? Too far away? That could be the reality for today's college graduates.

Reality Check for Graduates

Jill Jacinto | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

Congrats on graduating, entering the workforce and officially becoming an adult. Chances are you'll be interviewing and submitting dozens of resumes after commencement. Chances are you'll apply for jobs that aren't exactly your dream job and that's OK.

America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Eric M. Bledsoe

The U.S. can continue to outspend every nation in education and pay lip-service to STEM, but reform will not happen until families and policymakers remind colleges and universities of their responsibility to prepare students, through a robust core curriculum, for a prosperous future rooted in real skills and knowledge.

6 Common Mistakes That College Students (And New Grads) Make

Carol Morgan | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Carol Morgan

Since this is the start of a new school year, it might be helpful for new college students, new graduates, and their parents to think about some of the things that I have observed in my professional career. And while this is written from my experience, I can also tell you that most of the other college professors I know also agree with what I am going to say here.

Uncertainty and Doubt in the Career Rat Race

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Lauren Santye

Growing up, you are blissful unaware of the difficulties of life. You believe that you will go to college, get a job in your chosen field, get married and live in a beautiful house with a white picket fence -- that whole "American Dream" bullshit.

What Your Resume "Skills" Section Should Look Like

Danny Rubin | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Danny Rubin

What's a job "skill"? On a resume, it seems like everyone has their own definition. Some people list "skills" like "effective manager" and "dedicated...

How Keeping a 'Today I Failed At' Notebook Can Bring You Success

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daphne C Spyropoulos

The first time I ever sang in public was two years ago in one of Greece's most prestigious Theatre-arts audition rooms in front of some of the most ce...

The 7 Things That Dad Wants You to Know as You Start Your Career

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.

3 Mindful Money Habits for Young Investors

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Jonathan K. DeYoe

Habits grow into skills over time. With physical fitness or learning to play an instrument, the habit of short & simple practices early on can take root and may eventually become lifelong health and musical mastery (if you stick with them).

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

Dear Graduate... 50 Life Lessons You Should Master

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Ashli Mazer

I, just like you, made mistakes and continue to make mistakes daily. I am no martyr. I am just a human who has a few more years under my belt. Life has a way of opening your eyes as you get older, especially once you leave the comforts of your classroom.

A College Graduate's Guide to Student Loans

Credible | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education

Post-college graduation is the first time that many graduates will have to be financially responsible and fully support themselves. Part of that responsibility includes paying off their student loans.

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

Here's How to Decide if Grad School is Right for You

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Brianna McGurran

For many students, graduate school is a more focused version of college. You'll get specialized training in the industry you want to work in, plus the benefits of professional connections and credentials beyond a bachelor's degree.

Advice for the Class of 2015

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

To the Class of 2015: As you prepare to leave your high school years behind, many people will advise you to "follow your dreams." My advice? Confront reality. It may sound harsh, but only a small amount of aspiring professional athletes, actors and musicians make it to the big leagues.

Law Schools Create 'Minor League' To Train Recent Graduates

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.15.2015 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training ...

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Top 10 Things I Love About Graduation Season

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

Mylar graduation balloons and gushy cards. The Last Lecture and Oh, The Places You'll Go, graduation parties and the jubilance that comes with them.

A Fast-Forwarding Strategy for 2015 College Graduates

Bob Lotich | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Bob Lotich

As the college graduating class of 2015 make their way into the world, many may find themselves facing strong economic and financial headwinds. Landing your first career position will be a job unto itself. But you'll also find yourself setting the stage for a lifetime of financial management.

It's That Time of Year Again

Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

It's that time of year again. Its time for graduations and the ceremonies of our lives. It is time for us to graduate from the selfish notion that we have made it on our own or from the notion that we owe whatever success we may have achieved to our own ingenuity and intelligence.

Dear Graduates, Put Your Online Superpowers To Work

Diana Graber | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

I spend a lot of time teaching students about online safety, reputation management, cyberbullying, privacy and all that a jazz. Of course I hope that when they graduate they will remember every lesson, but frankly, I'd be satisfied if they remembered just the last one.

You've Been Scammed!

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

For those of you who dream of being future doctors, lawyers, financial wizards, architects, or English professors (if there are any of those anymore), you'll still have to pay exorbitantly for years of graduate school or professional training, which means ever more debt to come.