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Recent Graduates

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.

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Brain Drain?

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 10.02.2012 | College

MADRID — Santiago Oviedo, a lanky 24-year-old from Madrid, is on track to get his master's in physics in October – a crucial milestone in ...

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.

Displacement

Uloop | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Uloop

On graduation day, the gap between college and the real world looks deceptively nonexistent. It feels so similar that it's hard to distinguish that it is different; truly an end to an era.

Bad News For Recent Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.26.2012 | College

Recent college graduates are deeper in debt than people thought. It's been widely circulated that the average student graduates with $23,300 to $25...

Office Netiquette

Sarah Alban | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Sarah Alban

If, like millions of graduates, you're leaving a university this year to enter the workforce, you'll likely be among those sticking a toe inside an office at some point. What follows is a list of four introductory tips geared at today's emerging herd of office-goers.

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,...

Three Cheers for Family and Friends -- Funding America's Small Businesses and Our College Grads

Nick Bassill | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business
Nick Bassill

Many graduates, burdened by debt, are questioning what they should do next. Some are now thinking about creating their own business. So, the challenge is, how does anyone with an idea and a dream get the training and funding needed?

Vets and Grads Help Wanted: Your Country Needs You

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Become a goodwill ambassador for America and help accomplish the mission to make America first in visitors to our shores.

The Top 9 Things Employers Value In Recent Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.17.2012 | College

A new survey holds some good news for liberal arts majors. It has certainly been said that a liberal arts degree is impractical for this economic c...

The Top Jobs For Recent College Graduates

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

There's good news for this year's college graduates: They should fare better in the job market than the class of 2011. The 1.7 million college sen...

Design a Creative Life -- Balancing Reality and Aspirations

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.12.2012 | College
Soren Petersen

How do I live up to my own expectations and aspirations while reality is begging me to compromise?

Or Maybe I'll Just Go to Grad School

Aleksander Chan | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Aleksander Chan

Flush with the terrifying prospect of graduating with a journalism degree in 2012, I have begun to entertain the thought of trying to fulfill my most outlandish writing fantasies.

So You Want a Career in Marketing? Seven Tips to Get You There

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Dorie Clark

Follow these seven steps, and -- no matter how tight the job market around you -- a good marketing job will soon be yours.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

$25,250: Average Debt Load For 2010 Graduates Hits Record High Amid Difficult Job Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 01.03.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- For the class of 2010, graduation marked a harsh introduction to a cruel reality: the highest average debt load on record and a 9.1 percen...

Graduates! Stalk Your Own Career

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Nielsen

I hope you will consider a new definition of stalking--a stalking of yourself and your career, that will challenge you to pursue your passions fearlessly, shamelessly and obsessively.

Job Market For Class Of 2010 Worst In Recent Memory

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Members of the Class of 2010 are entering the worst job market for young people in a generation, and maybe even since World War II, according to a new...