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College Graduates

Great News For Recent Grads

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

-- Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in...

All-or-Nothing Thinking: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Noah Kass

Have confidence that you will be able to define your future as you wish, although you can be sure it may take time and sacrifice.

A Letter to Jeremy

Alex Frey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Alex Frey

Just as you can't look to the government for a job, people in our generation increasingly cannot look to it for our retirements. You might have heard it mentioned just a few times last night that the government has to borrow huge amounts of money every year to pay its bills.

College Grads Don't Know U.S. History, Study Faults Institutions

Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

A recent study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni titled “What Will They Learn?” graded 1,070 colleges and universities on the strengt...

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Joe Van Brussel

Specialized Job Board Helps Recent Grads Find Work | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.17.2012 | College

Entrepreneur Sean Clem is working to ease the pain felt by the nearly 1.5 million unemployed or underemployed university graduates in the U.S. with hi...

Skills Gap? Employers and Colleges Point Fingers at Each Other

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

While corporate CEOs might say they favor applicants with a broad education, those leaders are largely removed from the hiring process. The people on the front lines of hiring are lower-level managers who want jobs filled by people who can do the work immediately.

A College Education: Never More Important!

Elsa Nunez | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Elsa Nunez

Just a generation or two ago, a person could establish himself in a career and climb the corporate ladder without a college degree. Today, however, things are very different.

The 10 Things They Don't Tell You at Graduation

Elite Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Elite Daily

Here is what they won't tell you at graduation. The intention of this article isn't to dampen your mood, but rather to unveil the hidden truth in regards to what's to come.

The Fun Isn't Over After College

Jennifer Langione | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

We spend four unforgettable years at college making lifelong friends, staying up late and acting spontaneously, so it's no surprise that recent grads enter the work world with the mentality that this is where fun comes to die.

What's A College Degree Actually Worth?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

A worker with a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker with a college degree. A worker holding a bachelor’s degree earn...

New Grads: You're Fighting With the Wrong Weapons in the Creative Job Market War

Shara Senderoff | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Shara Senderoff

You remember applying to college like it was yesterday, but the next thing you know, you're walking the stage in a cap and gown. Now you're worried about finding a job -- as you should be.

Rethinking Opportunity In America

Bruce Fuller | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Bruce Fuller

Let's hope that Messrs. Obama or Romney spark honest and inventive conversation with voters about job creation, then how school reform best fits in. If not, our restless college grads might as well keep sleeping in.

A National Vision For Higher Education And Career Development

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 10.07.2012 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

Punitive measures from the government and "business as usual" from our nation's colleges and universities just won't cut it. Students need a new deal -- a promise of access that can actually lead to a strong future in our nation's workforce.

10 States With The Biggest Underemployment Problems

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Today, 8.2 percent of Americans are officially struggling with unemployment. Nearly double that number can be classified under a larger umbrella group...

The Best Educated States

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of 25-to 34-year-olds who have college degrees around the nation has gradually increased from 200...

As We Know It: Life After College Athletics

Emily Layden | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Emily Layden

For the first time, we will play and race and lift weights with nothing at all at stake. And although the pressure is lifted, so too goes the feasibility of our ingrained state of existence as one at play.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Stuck on College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I've been afflicted with a consuming disease for about two years now. What do I have? An extreme case of I-miss-college-way-too-much-for-my-own-good disease.

Can the Engaged Professional-School Model Close the Value Gap?

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Michele Nealon-Woods

For those of us charged with preparing tomorrow's workforce, we need to embrace this change and begin to innovate at every level to meet the changing expectations among students, parents and the public. One solution we may consider is The Engaged Professional Model.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Benjamin Button Style

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

The complexity of my issue is this: I'm a college graduate, I vote, I pay my own rent and I feed myself (rather delicious food -- thank you, New York City). Still, due to my rather youthful look, I appear younger than I actually am.

Swimming In The Real-World Financial Pool

Shahar Ziv | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
Shahar Ziv

What many students don't realize is that the financial mistakes they make in college and soon after, such as not paying their bills on time, can have significant consequences, including negative effects on their employment prospects.

Success or Happiness: A Fork in the Road

Emily Layden | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Emily Layden

For Gen Y, the issue is not one of inattention, but of indecisiveness. Our lives are measured in increasingly exaggerated definitions of success, and so we have become paralyzed by a choice: Should we be great, or should we be happy?

If You Are Unemployed, Finding a Job Is Your Full-Time Job

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Americans working full-time work an average of 43 hours per week. If you aren't spending at least this amount of time in your job search, then don't be so surprised if you don't get results.

Holding Higher Education Accountable for Students' Return on Investment

Susan Brennan | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Susan Brennan

Stories painting a pessimistic picture for college graduates ring hollow to me. In fact, the students who come through my door are juggling multiple job offers, not complaining about the economy. And the cycle is about to begin again.

The Oldest College Graduates

Posted 07.03.2012 | College

College isn't just for ages 18 to 22. Our hats are off to the people who go back to school later in life and earn degrees. Whether they're in their...