Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time […]
A new Pew poll suggests that 14 percent of Americans—mainly male non-black college grads who make $75,000 or more—identify as "libertarian." Nearly a quarter of those self-identified libertarians failed to correctly identify what libertarians believe. Read more...
UPSIDE: A VIABLE CAREER FOR UNEMPLOYED COLLEGE GRADS. Alzheimer’s patients to be treated with the blood of under-30s.
If you're a recent college graduate, or know one, the phrase "I don't know what I want to do!" may be familiar. Many 2014 graduates are still pounding the pavement to find that first opportunity. As a parent of a recent college graduate...Show More Summary
People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a new study.
Graduating from college feels a little like crossing the finish line of a very long race but in reality, it’s just the beginning. Going from the classroom the working world is a major transition that brings new responsibilities, including obligations to Uncle Sam. If you’re just starting out in your first job, seeing how much [...]Show More Summary
"he city, once dubbed 'Slummerville,' is shedding its undermarket identity. Caught up in the transition are the very folks who help make the community vibrant and diverse — artists, entrepreneurs, college grads, immigrant families, blue-collar workers, young professionals —...
A new study suggests that a for-profit college degree is worse than worthless. The post For-Profit College Grads Have The Same Shot At A Job Interview As People Who Never Went To College appeared first on ThinkProgress.
SAN FRANCISCO — People's educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers. The study finds that,Show More Summary
A 23-year-old Seattle man has smashed the speed record for hiking the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail. Recent college grad Joe McConaughy crossed into Canada on Sunday, exactly 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes after leaving the … Continue reading ?
Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need in today’s highly competitive and shifting job market. Show More Summary
American college grads are saddled with lots of student debt. With unemployment rates high and delinquencies on the rise, t he question is whether student debt is putting the economy at risk of a crisis. In a recent note, Vanguard's Joseph Davis gave some context to this question. Show More Summary
"Dear Socially Stephanie: I'm a recent college grad, and I don't have a lot of work experience. Do you have any tips on how I can make myself a bit more marketable on LinkedIn for recruiters?"
Today's college graduates are vulnerable when it comes to their financial stability after leaving the safety net of college and entering the "real world." The financial decisions made in the years that immediately follow graduation tend...Show More Summary
New research by Esther Friedman of the RAND Corporation and Robert Mare of UCLA finds that parents of college grads live two years longer than parents whose kids didn’t graduate high school. That two-year bump in life expectancy for parents of the most-educated kids is surprisingly large - it amounts to about two-thirds of the longevity benefit of […]
We just learned the unemployment rate climbed for the first time in six months, to 6.2%. This was ostensibly for the "right reasons": More people are joining the labor force, on the assumption that eventually they'll be able to find work. Show More Summary
New research by Esther Friedman of the RAND Corporation and Robert Mare of UCLA finds that parents of college grads live two years longer than parents whose kids didn't graduate high school. That two-year bump in life expectancy for parents of the most-educated kids is surprisingly large - it amounts to about two-thirds of the longevity benefit […]
"Yes, mom, I'll be home before midnight." It used to be shameful to move back home after college--a sign of personal failure. Now, because of rising student debts and a sub-stellar economy, it's a common reality. This project started out of my own struggle to find work after graduating college with more than $100,000 in debt. Read Full Story
How to make the best first impression in your first interviews. The job market can be especially difficult for recent college grads. What do you have to say when you don’t have much work experience? How can you make your college experience seem relevant? Read on for the 7 answers you need in order to get a job: 1. Show More Summary
The majority of college graduates want to start a business -- but do they have the right stuff? A new survey says no.