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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.

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.

The Economics of Higher Education: Why College Is a Worthwhile Investment

Catherine Bittar | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Catherine Bittar

Investing in higher education is the best bet an individual can make to secure a place in the workforce and actualize one's earning potential. By comparing the costs and benefits of higher education, it becomes clear that college is a worthwhile investment.

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.

Solutions Exist

Shai Reshef | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

While the corporate world is not alone in sponsorship of innovation for employment, it is uniquely poised to invest. It is in the best interest of corporations to support higher education.

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.

What Is the Value of a College Degree?

Stephen Beal | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Stephen Beal

This is the perfect time for creative, committed students to attend art and design school. There have never been more career opportunities for creative people, and the value of a college degree has never been greater.

Thinking Ahead When Finding a Job

Uloop | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
Uloop

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.

Why Generation Y Can't Grow Up: A Recession Tale

Tyler Moss | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Tyler Moss

The Great Recession took adulthood off the table for Millenials -- not that we are the first to live through economic instability, but we are the most educated generation to weather mass unemployment.