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A 3-Step Plan for New Grads With Student Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 10.31.2016 | College

You're a new grad, maybe in a new city with a new job, apartment and friends. But not all the new things about postgrad life are fun and sparkly; you...

4 Lessons I Learned 5 Years After Graduating From College

Brittney Oliver | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Brittney Oliver

There was nothing that could have prepared me for my life five years after graduation. There are just some life lessons that your parents can't teach ...

3 Perceived Weaknesses in Young Professionals That Call for a Different Perspective

Kema Christian-Taylor | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Kema Christian-Taylor

If you're a young employee, find a way to leverage the weaknesses you have into strengths - and if they can't be transformed, work as hard as you can to improve them. Create the opportunity to prove to yourself that you have an incredible contribution to make.

4 Ways to Take On a Project That Scares You

Kema Christian-Taylor | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Kema Christian-Taylor

I soon learned that I'm often rewarded by the results. Instead of drowning, I'm thrown in and I figure it out, accomplishing something that I thought would send me into the depths of hysteria. Now, when I'm faced a scary new project, this is how I jump in.

Recent Grads: 4 Ways to Stay Positive During the Job Search

Catherine Uy | Posted 10.05.2016 | College
Catherine Uy

You're done with college, but what's next? A job? Can I get one? Should I go to Grad school? Can I even afford Grad school?

6 Things 40-Year-Olds Think About 20-Year-Olds in the Workplace

Elura Nanos | Posted 06.26.2016 | College
Elura Nanos

As we sit across the interview table from you folks who don't remember life before Wikipedia, we are often confused and frustrated by some of your behavior.

6 Job Tips for Recent Graduates: A Millennial's Guide to That First Post-Grad Job

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Jill Jacinto

You might have taken Psych 101 but chances are you never took a class on how to get a job or what to do when you scored your dream gig.

What to Expect From Non-Coding Careers at Tech Startups

Cyndi Chen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Cyndi Chen

Congratulations, class of 2015! You're young and you have the world ahead of you. The job market is looking up. You're attracted to the world of startups, and you've taken all the necessary reality checks to ensure that you'd thrive in this environment. Now all you need to do is find the startup of your dreams.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 06.03.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

How Using Tinder Made Me a Better Salesperson

Arthur Joseph McKey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Arthur Joseph McKey

My advice to any new salesperson is to give Tinder a shot, experience firsthand how the practical sales process works in a social context, and most importantly don't be afraid to get creative. Vary your pitching style, take the prospect's temperature and prescribe your selling style accordingly.

Campus Ambassadorships: The Internship Stepping-stone

Doug Messer | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Doug Messer

Brand ambassadorships are one of the easiest ways for students to grow their resume, gain relevant experience, and create connections at their favorite brands.

The "Do Your Own Work" Ethic Is a Thing of the Past

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

For those who haven't carried their own weight before, it's going to be an ugly reality check when they get to their first real jobs and are expected to "do your own work." Since universities are telling them to share everything, it's up to parents and businesses to disabuse them of that notion.

Develop Your Kool-Aid Filter

Nathaniel Manning | Posted 08.23.2014 | College
Nathaniel Manning

I always give this advice to young people aiming to do good in the world but unsure how: develop your kool-aid filter

College Grads: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Marketability As You Enter the Job Market

R. Kay Green | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
R. Kay Green

Congratulations! You've completed your college is the first day of the rest of your life. Now that you've graduated...are you prepared to enter the job market?

The Top 10 Worst College Majors, Definitively Ranked

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.11.2014 | College

Passion versus paycheck. It's one of the oldest debates when it comes down to choosing a college major. Well, perhaps this chart can help you decid...

A Bachelor's Degree as an Umbrella: A College or University Degree Is Worth the Cost

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While it appears that the recent graduates on their parents' couch are an exception and not the rule, finding a first job appears to be a greater challenge today as the economy struggles to recover millions of lost jobs and absorb several million more workers.

What to Give Your Grad This June: A Taste of Reality

Michael Levin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Michael Levin

Parents want two things of their newly-minted college graduate offspring: that they get a job, and that they don't move back home. Here's a short list of books guaranteed to get them off your couch and into the working world.

When Do I Stop Being a Recent Graduate?

Shara Azad | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Shara Azad

Knowing that I have a great deal of maturity left to gain, I am patiently waiting for that next major milestone that will catapult me out of recent graduate status.

2013 Grads: Consider Taking a Job You're 'Overqualified' For

Tom Gimbel | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Tom Gimbel

What recent grads have to realize is that they probably won't land the job of their dreams after their first -- or even third -- interview after graduation.

Disappointed With Government? Pump Up the Pipeline

Steve Ressler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Steve Ressler

Though we may not agree on the ideal size or role of government, we can all agree that we want better, more effective government -- government that works. One way to create more effective government is to expand the pipeline of prospective public sector professionals through programs that attract promising graduate students.

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...

Why Young Professionals Need Mentors for Success

Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Ilya Pozin

Recent graduates keeping their heads above water in a discouraging job market certainly owe their success to determination and hard work, but also to mentors they've encountered along their journeys.

Learning the Art of Losing: A Response To Taylor Cotter's Quarter-Life Crisis

Ashley Taylor | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Ashley Taylor

What bothered my classmates more than Cotter's opinion itself was that she chose to write an essay about it and publish it online. It's the kind of thing you might think once in a while or talk about with friends but you don't put it on the Internet.

The Rules Of The Game

Jon Whitmore | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Jon Whitmore

Studying still matters. Hard work still matters. Passion still matters. But unless we help our young people develop the world-class skills required by our global economy, there's a good chance it won't work out. And that's a tragedy for everyone involved.