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We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Suzanne McFarlin

I believe it is parents' responsibility to launch their children after college, letting them both succeed and fail on their own.

What's It Like to Be a Young Professor?

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

What's it like to be a young professor? Is it miserable? Is it worth it? Do you make an impact on the world? Recently I had a chat with Joseph Redde...

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 degree...today is the first day of the rest of your life. Now that you've graduated...are you prepared to enter the job market?

Do You Want the Good News Or...

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

Pushing towards graduation is a worthy pursuit -- an important and achievable goal. And graduating 80 percent of kids on time -- phenomenal. But with these 12th grade math and reading scores, it does raise the question: What is the quality of these graduates?

Who Won't Be Replaced By a Machine in 2034?

Donna Randall | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Over several decades, computers have replaced workers who perform routine tasks, notably in the manufacturing sector. This trend is expected to continue and to increasingly impact occupations where workers perform non-routine tasks.

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.

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.

The 6 Things You Are Doing Wrong in Your Job Search

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Job seekers are not powerless victims of an economy that has volatile fits and starts. The reality is that strategic, optimistic and tenacious full-time job seekers do find jobs. The more lackadaisical, defeated, angry, once-in-a-while job seekers do not.

Despite Recent Controversy, Internships Are Still a Valuable Teacher

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

I am a strong supporter of internships for undergraduate and MBA students. In almost every case it turns out to be a win for the student, and a win for the employer.

Young, Old and In Between Equals Success

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.28.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

When I was a young adult and thought I had all the answers to life, and yet was looking for more information that might give me a leg up on success, I...

8 Ways Job Seekers Can Assess a Prospective Employer

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

This list will quickly exclude many organizations, but it also leaves room for compromise. If the organization you're looking at matches a number of items on the list, you might consider it a suitable place for you to go.

Earnings a Bright Spot in the Gloomy Recession?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 11.24.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

The labor market and employment situation that we face today has many facets: in addition to recovering from a global financial crisis, the economy is facing a slow recovery, resulting from a long recession.

Raise Your Hand If Letting Go Of Your Kid Is Easy... Anyone??

Mindy Trotta | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

If anyone ever tells you that it gets easier to send your kid off to college with each successive kid and with each successive year, they're lying.

6 Tips to Turn Your College Summer Internship Into a Job

Michael Ruderman | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Michael Ruderman

Thousands of college students are finishing internships this month before heading back to their campuses. If you were one of those students lucky enough to land a selective internship at a top company, these last few days on the job are critical.

Preparing College Graduates for Success

Anne Snider | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Anne Snider

Throughout my entire job search process, the best advice I was given was that I must choose the job as much as the job has to choose me. I believe that taking back control of this search process is something that should be encouraged among recent graduates.

Career Advice for the Clueless

Robert Hatta | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Robert Hatta

Admit that you are clueless. And it's perfectly OK. Hell, it turns out that your brain is still developing and will continue to do so well into your twenties.

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Job

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Kathryn E. Livingston

My son has been home from college now for six weeks and so far, it seems like the college party is still in session.

A Recent Grad's Guide to Finding Employment

Alex Reichert | Posted 08.17.2013 | Comedy
Alex Reichert

It's that time of year again. School is out, the seniors are graduating, and students are welcoming summer vacation with open arms. What bleak future is in store for them, God only knows.

What's The Best City For New College Grads?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.06.2013 | DC

What are the best U.S. cities for new college grads? The answer to that question will largely depend on which factors you're taking into account. ...

What You Do in College Matters Most: How to Get the Best Return on Your College Investment

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

Success in college and life comes from gaining knowledge and skills. The more you take responsibility for carving your own path of adventure, the more your true abilities will emerge.

5 Reasons I'm Dreading My Son's College Graduation

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I remember a heady mix of longing, fear, anxiety, yearning, anticipation, excitement, sorrow, joy, stress and celebration. For me, college graduation was bittersweet, and so I suspect, it will be for my son, who just happens to be a lot like his mom.

College Graduates: You're Doing it Wrong, and it's OK.

Mark Gilman | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Congratulations, you just graduated college! I bet a lot of people are asking you what you're going to do. I always hated that question because I had no clue.

Here's Your Diploma -- Welcome to Unemployment

Rachel Ryan | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Rachel Ryan

We all know of the English majors applying to med school, the engineering grads working on Wall Street, or the philosophy students clerking at some law firm. Put simply, an undergraduate degree is unlikely to offer much in the way of career direction and marketable skills.

An Unseen cost of Sequester: Closing Public Service

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

As more of our best and brightest are lured into the private sector, many into lucrative but socially unproductive jobs, we reduce the prestige and desirability of government service. This could have devastating effects for the future.

Staggering Number Of College Graduates Working For Minimum Wage

Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore. About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs la...