Bloomberg News: Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald's that she calls a "last resort" because nobody would offer her anything better. Stephen O'Malley, 26, a West Virginia University graduate, wants to put his history degree to use teaching high school. Show More Summary
Alamy By Katherine Peralta Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald's that she calls a "last resort" because nobody would offer her anything better. "To work somewhere else,...Show More Summary
With outstanding student debt now over $1 trillion in the U.S., it’s clear that college grads are struggling mightily to make payments and refinance their debt. Meanwhile, thanks to decades of plummeting borrowing costs, millions upon millions of consumers have been able to refinance mortgages and begin paying down debt. Show More Summary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics underestimates how many American jobs require higher education, dangerously discouraging college attendance. Above, job seekers line up to apply for positions at an American Apparel store in New York City. Show More Summary
This is a guest post by Vicky Oliver A new study found that 2014 college grads face a challenging job market–and may end up having to take a low-quality job to start with. (Here’s the link.) But whether your starter job will put you on the path to your dream job or not, there are [...]Show More Summary
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this cover letter in the midst of an existential crisis. As an idealistic college grad, a humanities major with a desire to change all the broken systems in this country and the world, I could goShow More Summary
No part of the tech job market is more insane than the fight for interns. Companies are looking to snap up brilliant young college grads before their competitors do. Interns are looking for the right combination of training and fun. That leads companies to shower their interns with money, perks and challenging projects. Show More Summary
9. In college we would drink jungle juice that was mixed with noxious and physically harmful substances. Now I’ll just have what your grandpa is having.
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Most NYT readers probably would have missed this fact, since the blogpost highlighted the growing gap between the pay of recent college grads and those with less than a college degree. While Pew did find an large increase in the gap,...Show More Summary
The share of newly married adults grew 2012. But bachelor's degree holders were responsible for almost all of the jump.
It's that time of the year again... spring semester is in full swing, and college seniors everywhere are having countless drunken conversations about the great abyss of post grad life. Confusion, nostalgia, and tears litter campus greens across the nation.
Ekerete Udoh (pictured) is, instantly, our favorite new person of the week. Per an item on iafrica.com, he has decided to extend his media empire from NYC to his native land of Nigeria. FishbowlNY would like to: a) wish him all the best with this brave new venture; and b) request that he send us a copy of the first issue. Show More Summary
Venture for America founder Andrew Yang explains how to help position college grads to build companies and create jobs instead of pursuing more traditional career paths. If you were to guess which achievements Andrew Yang, founder and...Show More Summary
Which college grads make the most money? The answers are not what you'd expect... Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires...Show More Summary
Ready or Not… There’s no doubt that recent college graduates have faced a challenging job market. But a few recent surveys suggest that there’s another reason so many of them find themselves living back home with their parents: They’re not prepared for the job market. Show More Summary
So the President is pushing college education, but is it really required for the jobs that you are most likely to get? Especially in a tanking economy where there is a growth of college grads in dead-end jobs. Is...
In response to Welcome to the Obama Economy, College Grads: I think about the forlorn American university grad, toting a nearly useless degree and carrying a hundred grand in student loan debt on his back, every time I read about the urgent need to increase immigration, particularly the drive to award more visas to highly educated foreign students. Show More Summary
Underemployment isn't a new phenomenon. However, The Atlantic talks about what's different this time. Using Census data, the bank [of New York]'s researchers found that, through 2012, roughly 44 percent of working, young college graduates were "underemployed," meaning they were in a job that did not require their degree. Show More Summary
More recent college grads are finding themselves in low-pay, part-time work that doesn't require a degree. The post College Graduates Are Increasingly Likely To Work Low-Quality Jobs appeared first on ThinkProgress.