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More Bad News For The Class Of 2013

Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

The Wall Street Journal had more bad news for college-educated millennials Tuesday, reporting that even an improving economy could leave them behind o...

Why Colleges Are Tracking Down Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.17.2013 | College

ST. LOUIS -- Carmen Ricotta knows being a college graduate could mean higher pay and better job opportunities, and it's not like St. Louis Community C...

9 Rules of Email Etiquette

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Dana Sachs

Emily Post said that "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the needs of others." Here are some tips that, with some concentrated effort, will help make your emails fit for Mrs. Post's inbox.

Why You Should Not Go to Law School

Tucker Max | Posted 04.20.2013 | College
Tucker Max

I went to law school for the same reasons you think you should go -- and I was wrong. I should never have gone to law school, and you shouldn't either.

Strategies for Answering the Question "What Are You Going to Do When You Graduate?"

Uloop | Posted 04.14.2013 | College

Your senior year comes swiftly and silently, like a thief in the night who robs you of all childish naivety, slaps you awake from your airy dream and yells, "Get dressed! Life's at your door and It doesn't like to wait!"

Life After College

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Irvin G. Schorsch III

What do young adults need after graduating college? A steady, well-paying job would be nice -- but as we all know, such entry-level positions have been few and far between these past few years.

College Is Not Inoculation

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While college completion certainly gives you a solid leg up, both in terms of jobs and earnings, it doesn't inoculate you against global wage arbitrage, accelerating labor-saving technology, and high unemployment.

D.C. Is A Great Place To Look For A Job, According To This Survey

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The seat of government is a fine place to look for work. NerdWallet, an independent financial review website, earlier this month rele...

President Obama's Next Four Years: Invest In Higher Education

Michael Lomax, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Lomax, Ph.D.

The national goal must be to make the U.S. the number-one country in producing college graduates. And we must also ensure that low-income students of color are graduating at the same rates as wealthier students. Achieving that would be a proud legacy for Obama's second term.

New Pressure On Colleges To Disclose Grads' Earnings

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Joyce English was about to start studying toward an associate degree she hoped would lead ...

Recession Wasn't So Bad For New Grads

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 01.09.2013 | College

-- It was a defining image of the Great Recession: floundering college grads stuck back home, living in mom and dad's basement. But while rooted in s...

Part 2: Diana Davis Spencer, A Pioneer in International and Domestic Youth Education Initiatives

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Wisenthal

Soon after moving to America he met Diana Davis Spencer. He recalls, "She was the first American to invite me into her Washington, D.C. home for Thanksgiving dinner" -- a tradition that's been carried on for the past four years.

Revenge of the Football Nerds: Ranking the Academic BCS

Alex Holt | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Alex Holt

While big football programs bring in huge revenues, their players are often left with no money, no college degree and few job prospects. Among the top 25 teams in the BCS standings this year, just over half their football players managed to graduate.

Young, Able and Idle: Educating for a 21st Century Workforce

Denielle Sachs | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Denielle Sachs

Seventy-five million young people are unemployed. Yet only 43 percent of employers surveyed say they can find enough skilled workers for entry-level openings. These two numbers frame the story of the dual jobs and skills crises facing youth worldwide.

Millennial Unemployment: The Cognitive Cliff

George Weiner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
George Weiner

The nation's politicians are now focusing their attention on our impending fiscal cliff, but I believe there is a much more dangerous cliff -- one that is threatening to cripple an entire generation.

Attention Graduating Seniors: 5 Powerful Steps to Make the Most of Senior Year

Maureen Dumas | Posted 02.02.2013 | College
Maureen Dumas

The last year on a college campus can be the most memorable for students, but it can also be the most challenging in terms of juggling all of your academic and personal activities.

Closing the Skills Match Gap: Connecting College Students and Employers When it Matters Most

Michael Crosno | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Michael Crosno

Higher education is about more than getting a job. The investments that individual students -- and society overall -- make in higher education have important civic and academic benefits. But we can do a better job of making sure more students are achieving better career benefits as well.

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.