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Dear Graduate: 20 Life Lessons from Your Future Self

Lee Williams | Posted 04.25.2017 | College
Lee Williams

Dear younger self, It's me—well, YOU—from several years in your future. Hard to believe, right? I know you have many questions for how this is ev...

Tamara Jacobs' Your Ultimate Success Plan is the Get-Off-Your-Ass Book of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Xaque Gruber

Tamara Jacobs knows what she's talking about when it comes to moving ahead in the business world. When Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Revlon, and others need advice with their branding and image, they call Tamara.

High-Demand Careers That Help End Post-Grad Unemployment

Roberto Angulo | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Roberto Angulo

With most college grads either unemployed or underemployed, it's hard to imagine that there is much hiring demand for recent graduates. But, as Bill Gates recently pointed out in a blog post, by 2025 two thirds of jobs in the U.S. will require education beyond high school.

8 Things To Say To Help A Friend Prepare for Life After College

Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

Graduating college is exciting. You did it! You’re a college grad! But let’s face it: it can also be daunting. For 16 years, you’ve done somethi...

How to Find and Get a Real Wedding or Event Planning Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.22.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's the beginning of a new fall wedding season, and I've got two fantastic new interns working for me here at Weddings in Vieques. Both recently graduated from college and want to pursue career paths in wedding or event planning.

The Thing About Passion

Elizabeth Kidd | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Elizabeth Kidd

I was expecting a Miranda Priestly, Devil Wears Prada sort of learning curve, but it never came. There were new days and new challenges that left me feeling terrified.

I Don't Know What to Do With My Life

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

I wonder if Millennials wouldn't be better off -- less stressed about our own lives and more attractive to potential employers -- if our options were more limited, if we weren't groomed to thrive on variety.

Reflections From a College Grad Six Months Out of School

Alina Dunbar | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Alina Dunbar

After a year, I'm still at the library. I earn enough money to pay rent, buy the groceries I want, make my student loan payments, and still have some left over.

6 Self-Care Tips for Post-Grads

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Juliana Schwartz

Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.

A 28 Year Old's Ten Tips for Life After College

Hunter Styles | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Hunter Styles

Picasso didn't start out by inventing Cubism -- he started with perspective. So, get some.

Recruiting Website Overload: Picking the Right One for Your Job Search

Patrick Richard | Posted 09.11.2013 | College
Patrick Richard

Before the advent of the Web, job searches were conducted by tapping into networking and good old-fashioned classifieds ads. But today, job seekers have a breadth of tools at their fingertips for tapping into job openings far and wide, and it's resulted in recruiting website overload.

Solutions for the Many Gaps Awaiting New College Graduates

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

For many, the summer season means vacation. For young people graduating this year, their vacation might be longer than they'd like. That's because th...

The World Is Your Oyster! (Pearl Not Included)

Eliza van Lennep | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Eliza van Lennep

The rosy, post-graduation optimism had faded, and I began to realize that the promise that I had carried with me my whole life: "You can be whoever you want to be; you can have anything and everything!" was not exactly true.

Matching Talent, Empowering Entrepreneurs

Venture For America | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The structure of the college job search heavily favors defined career tracks at large corporations. Venture for America recruits recent graduates and matches them with early-stage companies in lower cost cities.

The Post-Grad Paradox: A Creative Solution

Laura Ross | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Laura Ross

As a rising college senior, I was enormously confident about my odds at finding employment following graduation. I had good grades, plenty of relevant experience, and strong references -- I figured I was going to be just fine. I was wrong.

College Grads Need to Interview the Job

Brandon Busteed | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Brandon Busteed

Yes, it's bleak compared with what it's been in the past. And, no, there isn't the same return on investment that a college degree once guaranteed. But those are largely forces out of an individual graduate's control.

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.

Three Tips for Your Freshman Year of Life

Shara Senderof | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Shara Senderof

Many are realizing they've cultivated big dreams in school, only to be met with a grim employment landscape and serious competition from the millions of other new grads looking for work.

One of the Lucky Ones

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Jamison Doran

When so many people are struggling, it is hard to feel any sympathy (or empathy) towards someone who is by all accounts living the dream.

A Not-So Rosy-Colored World

Hannah Baker | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Hannah Baker

I'm doing an unpaid internship at a communications company, hoping to learn the ropes of camera operation and video editing. And I'm a planner realizing that, for the first time in my life, I don't know what comes next.

Thinking Ahead When Finding a Job

Uloop | Posted 08.22.2012 | College

When anyone thinks about the U.S. economy and finding a job today, we all cringe. Let's face it: The economy that was booming 10 years ago is just not the same anymore.

A Lost Generation

Gina Oberto | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money
Gina Oberto

My gas light is on and it's raining. Only one windshield wiper works. Thank God it's the one on the driver's side. The check engine light has been on for a while. I don't remember how long. And I remember I have $128 in my back pocket to last me until forever.

Toward Curriculum Clarity and Career Connection in Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

The liberal arts core is a rich source of self-discovery for students, but in today's economy educators must help students connect the personal values that they develop with outcomes that will put them on a path to navigate the job market.