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In Push For More College Grads, 'Very Profitable Nonprofit' Cashes In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The national push to increase the number of Americans with college degrees is enriching at...

One In Two College Grads Can't Find Work

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young colleg...

Does It Matter Where You Go To College? Probably Not.

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.13.2012 | College
Holly Robinson

A designer degree doesn't matter nearly as much in the long run as the things a student does while getting that piece of paper -- especially the activities and jobs between classes and during the summer.

The Dark Age: Post Graduation

Darina Kagan | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Darina Kagan

As the economy steadily seems to be getting on its feet and the opportunity of jobs is increasingly growing, it seems that we are at bit more ease the...

Seven Ways to Straighten Your Boomerang Child

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
Richard Barrington

Most parents are more than willing to make sacrifices for their children, and will make accommodations for them when they are in need. However, when young adults return home, it shouldn't be to experience a second childhood.

How Higher Education Fails Us All

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

If higher education is going to be 'the way out' for the individual or society, it needs to cultivate skills with real-world value.

Good News For College Seniors

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

By Jilian Mincer and Jennifer Merritt NEW YORK, April 1(Reuters) - Sean Chua expected the hunt for his first job after college to be t...

Guide for Graduating Seniors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Hey, seniors. How was spring break? Did you go totally crazy? Steal a street sign for your dorm room? I hope it was fun, because the real world is going to hit you like a bag full of bricks. And stones. And cement.

How to Attract the Best Young Graduates to Your Agency, Despite the Government Bashing

Tom Fox | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

The steady negative drumbeat regarding government appears to be taking its toll on student attitudes toward federal service.

Millennials in the Balance

Christopher Haugh | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Christopher Haugh

The twilight cohort of the millennial generation is caught in a matrix of impossible expectations in a world suddenly unwilling to open its doors.

Escape From the Job Jungle

Peter Weinberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Money
Peter Weinberg

I applied to 53 jobs in July, according to the tally marks I carved into my parents' dining room table while playing the harmonica. But the big sack I bought to hold all my salary never filled up, and I began to suspect something just wasn't right.

March Madness

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports
Doug Bradley

Why aren't we seeing to it that more of our student athletes graduate? That they all graduate?

Saying Hello to the Nest

Anna Durrett | Posted 05.13.2012 | College
Anna Durrett

I'm closing in on having lived at home for six months -- this is not how I pictured my life as a college graduate.

Feb Jobs Report: More Jobs for Young Adults Today = More Housing Demand Tomorrow

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Between the ages of 25 and 34 is when many people form households, then start families and buy their first home. During and after the recession, households dropped for this age group, and more people than ever were living with parents or other adults rather than renting or owning.

The Games of Life: Sorority Recruitment and Kick-Starting Careers

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

As a second-semester senior, I am finding that kick-starting my career requires the same skills I learned the hard way -- from sorority recruitment my freshman year.

Returning to the Nest Is Costly

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Reid Cramer

Since the Great Recession began, 7 million more Americans are living in doubled up arrangements. The trend for young adults was particularly dramatic.

Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.

Adding One Million More for America's Future

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

Long regarded as the world's preeminent place to study and practice the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, the U.S. has recently been losing ground in these disciplines to other parts of the world.

A Big Reason To Stay In School

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

You know the old advice about staying in school so you can get a job? It's more true now than ever. More than half of the high school dropouts in A...

Alexander Eichler

Employment Rate For Young Adults Lowest In 60 Years | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Are you young and looking for work? You're in good company. Just 54 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24 currently have jobs, according to a study re...

Many With Only High School Diploma Laid Off During Weak Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For many in the United States, the two years since the end of the recession have been worse than the downturn itself. Among those Americans with o...

Just 6 Percent of College Students Want To Work In Government: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

The public sector, the part of the economy experiencing cuts at every level, may soon be facing a staffing crisis of sorts. Just 6 percent of stud...

Why I Told My Daughter to Quit Her Job

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.19.2012 | College
Holly Robinson

My daughter is the poster child for why college matters. She did everything right, and lo and behold, the system worked. Slowly, though, things unraveled.

Now Is the Time

Nelson Davis | Posted 03.14.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

It may not seem so smart to start a business in a down economy, but I'm in the school of thought that says the time is never perfect, but action overcomes obstacles. Getting your great idea out of your head and into reality is one of life's most satisfying experiences.

Christina's World: 'It's Not The Bakersfield I Remember It To Be'

Laura Paull | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

"My return to Bakersfield has made me personally aware of the economic situation this region of the state is facing. Not only have I, like many 2011 college graduates throughout the country, been having a hard time finding a job in this jobless economy, but as I look around my neighborhood I see abandoned houses everywhere."