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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 ...

A Dean's Secret Success Tip for College Freshmen -- and No, It's Not 'Follow Your Passion'

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

It may be good advice, but it's premature. Most of them have yet to discover just what it is they are passionate about, since up to this point their "passion" has simply been to graduate from high school and be admitted to their top pick college or university.

Battle Unemployment By Focusing on Youth Career Education

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 03.01.2013 | College
Sudy Bharadwaj

With the Federal Reserve predicting unemployment to stay elevated until late 2015, the question for job seekers is, "What do we do moving forward?"

Sleeping Through College

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Most students don't literally sleep in class, but I suspect many people figuratively sleep through college. It's easy to do, actually. Students become experts at how to get the best grades possible, and the most painless way to meet the requirements for a degree.

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.

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...

Graduate School Savvy: Part I

Adele Scheele | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Adele Scheele

Graduate school is an experiment in hope. It's also a risky investment, an expensive program in which we entrust time in our lives to school for both a new identity and a ticket to a career.

The Real Value Of A College Education

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

-- Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it's the mi...

New Grads: You're Fighting With the Wrong Weapons in the Creative Job Market War

Shara Senderoff | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Shara Senderoff

You remember applying to college like it was yesterday, but the next thing you know, you're walking the stage in a cap and gown. Now you're worried about finding a job -- as you should be.

Private Student Loan Debt Is Ruining People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Money

The graduates have spoken. Student loan debt is weighing down a generation. This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published almost 2,...

Struggling to Launch

Jeff Selingo | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

How much responsibility do colleges bear in helping launch the careers of their new graduates?Until recently, not much. Now, prospective students and their parents are increasingly weighing the value of the degree against its cost.

Summer Jobs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Jeff Danziger


Towards a Better Question About the Value of Education

Keith Wade | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Keith Wade

The widespread recent attacks on the value of a college education -- notwithstanding a mountain of evidence showing neither employment nor earnings are equally distributed amongst those of all educational levels -- leave out an important consideration.

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Adam Levin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

People need to stop thinking of college as something they borrow for, and start thinking of it as something they work and save for. A National Service Corps could be the catalyst we need.

Open Letter to College Grads: Employers Are Looking You Up -- Here's How to Get the Job Anyway

Patrick Ambron | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Patrick Ambron

Most HR departments are required to research you online before making a decision. Here are a few ways to make sure you're putting your best foot forward -- or at least not shooting yourself in the foot.

We Need to Put the Class of 2012 to Work

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

If you're going to occupy Wall Street or anyplace else, it's not enough to just sit around beating on drums once you get there. You must do something. Moreover, the forces of greed and intolerance are relatively immune to information and analysis.

Your Parent's Basement: The New Post-College Vacation

Dina Gachman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money
Dina Gachman

Maybe the days of budget backpacking are over, which is too bad. But there are still tables to wait and floors to sleep on. And it's worth it.

Want To Avoid Student Debt? Think Twice About State Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money

Student debt weighing on your mind? You might be surprised about where the worst of it comes from. A recent Reuters analysis of student debt at var...

New Grads Choose Job Security Over Start-up Opportunity

Gautam Godhwani | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
Gautam Godhwani

If the idea of beginning your career at a start-up makes your palms sweat, then you aren't alone. According to a recent survey, only 4 percent of 2012 graduates said a startup would be their ideal place to work.

A Career Letter to the Class of 2012

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You earned your degree with a tremendous amount of effort, time, and, more than likely, a big financial investment that may also translate into significant student loan debt. As you begin your career journey, I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work.

Making Those Last Few Weeks at College Count

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.19.2012 | College
Adele Scheele

Graduation is just around the corner. Here are some gratifying things to take advantage of before you don your cap and gown.

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...

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.

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.