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Career Experts Share Their Tips For Graduates In The Digital Sector

Sofia Katsali | Posted 01.29.2016 | College
Sofia Katsali

I decided to round up three online industry heavy-hitters to give you expert advice on what tips they have for you as you're looking to break into the business. I spoke with some of the hardest working professionals in the digital industry and here's the career advice they wanted to share with you.

Life After University: Is Anybody Out There?

Sofia Katsali | Posted 01.29.2016 | College
Sofia Katsali

So you finally made it. After many sleepless nights and junk food, you finally hold your newly acquired polished undergraduate degree. Was it worth it? That's up to you and how you're going to handle the next phase in your life. It's a frustrating place to be, I know.

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

Ask Brianna: My Student Loan Grace Period Is Over. What Should I Do Now?

Brianna McGurran | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Brianna McGurran

Student loan grace periods can feel like a prolonged spring break, a chance to forget about the money you borrowed and pretend loan-free life will last forever. But six months after graduation, those loans are still there, and it's your job to take control of them as soon as you can.

Dear Companies: You Say You Embrace Diversity But Do You Really?

Sofia Katsali | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Sofia Katsali

My dear Weird Company: if it's unpaid, it's not an internship. It's volunteering.

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

Advice For Unsettling University Graduates

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 11.29.2015 | College
Daphne C Spyropoulos

I was fortunate enough to be born with a racing mind. One clue would lead to a different connotation and then someone's words would lock in together t...

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
NerdWallet

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
Credible

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?