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Diversity and Inclusion

Adrian Coysh | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Adrian Coysh

Recruiters often take the path of least resistance, or choose a low risk option rather than either stretching the boundaries, or taking a high risk gamble on someone who "looks wrong, but is right".

My Truth: Grad School

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
Carmen Lehtimaki

Going back to school has benefited me greatly, but the biggest lesson it's taught me is to always keep reaching for what you really want. If you are at a job you hate then create a way to make a living doing what you love.

The Great New Zealand Experiment

Adrian Coysh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Adrian Coysh

Recently I stumbled upon a post by Sarah Blahovec, which was a cry for help from a disability activist from the USA. It drew me to look at the new Accessibility section of the venerable Huffington Post, and it occurred to me that I should share a little of the work we are doing in New Zealand, and my personal journey.

5 Best Credit Cards for New Grads

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Shannah L. Compton

When you toss your cap in the air on graduation day, the world feels like it is at your feet. You're ready to enter adulthood armed with a degree from college, you've got a few job prospects and life feels pretty sweet. That's until you go to buy your first car and realize that the one thing you didn't do in college was build yourself a solid credit record.

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.

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.

Graduating This Year? Read This First

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Sajeel Qureshi

Accept the fact that you know very little and don't have all the answers at the beginning of this new adventure, but know that you can definitely find the answers.

Lilly Workneh

Powerful 'Mugshot' Photos Reverse Ugly Stereotypes Of Black Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Artist EJ Brown is fed up with the media perpetuating damaging and destructive stereotypes of black men. Specifically, the 25-year-old Point Park U...

What's the 'Value Added' of a College Degree?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Perhaps the time has come to develop metrics that matter. Are we assessing whether a college or university is a "going concern," measuring workforce development, or looking for productive citizens who can adapt their communities, however they define them, to the global economy?

One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give A Good Long Look

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy

What a long, strange journey it's been. And you thought THAT was tough.

Psst, College Grads: If You Want to Succeed in Business, Start Meditating Now

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It's that time of year when a new class of college graduates eagerly enters the workforce. Ambitious young professionals, just starting out it in their careers want to go above and beyond the job description, stand out to their employers, and establish themselves as superstars. Wellness is essential to sustainable career success and it's important that graduates entering the workforce make it a priority. Here's how:

College Mouth

Gary Rich | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

My daughter is about to graduate from college and was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a great company. While I'm thrilled for her, I'm simultaneously terrified -- this gives me only a few short weeks to eradicate what we're calling, around my house, a bad case of College Mouth.

5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

Katie Donovan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

Did school teach you the skill for the job and the career center teach you how to get the first job? Yup, but most likely no one taught you about all the things that can happen in the first job. Here are five tips to help negotiate the early part of your career and beyond.

#AOLBUILD Presents #BuiltByGirls

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents 5 girls who code who have been making waves at the Cambio offices. Graduates of Reshma Saujani's GWC p...

11 Options for MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Simon Tam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.

A Special Message to the Graduates: Now Is the Time!

Ash Cash | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Greetings and Salutations my fellow graduates! Welcome to the absolute first day of the rest of our lives! Today is the day that we continue to make our dreams come true!

To The Graduates

Leslie Handler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

So what could I say that might make a difference? I would tell them about three things: kindness, moderation and passion.

Six Degrees of Education

Melanie Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Melanie Young

This month around the nation, dignitaries and celebrities are sharing words of wisdom with eager graduates at high school, college, and university commencements. I am still waiting for my invitation to speak. But, if I were asked, here is an abbreviated version of what I would say. I call it "Six Degrees of Education."

Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.

Here's Proof You Made The Right Decision In Going To College

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

If you're a recent college graduate, there's a good chance that you're feeling at least a little anxious as you take your next steps into adult life a...

The 3 Things Every College Graduate Should Know

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

As many people exchange their well-worn student IDs for brand new alumni discount cards, they are being bombarded with information -- from credit card offers, to (hopefully) job offers, to advice from authority figures -- irrespective of their actual authority or right to dispense worldly wisdom.

Advice for College Graduates: Treat Your Career Like a Startup

Panos Panay | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Here's to the new graduating class. Here's to them changing our world.

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

Universities Hold the Key for DC-Area Entrepreneurship

Paul Mandell | Posted 04.22.2014 | DC
Paul Mandell

An entrepreneurial culture is alive and well in the nation's capital, bolstered by a wave of successful startups of various shapes and sizes that are creating jobs and improving the world.