Recent college grads are in a tough spot, with student loans that need repayment and an economy that is leaving many of them underemployed or worse. But the network news media have exaggerated individual burdens of student debt by using examples of enormous rather than average debts. Show More Summary
The American employment picture may finally be brightening a bit, but for the tens of thousands of young people being handed diplomas in the next few weeks at colleges and universities across the land, more gloom is in the forecast.
Summary: You heard the lofty speeches from billionaires, celebrities, presidents, etc. at commencement. Now here's what you really need to know to succeed in life. Your job prospects are much better this year, compared to grads from two years ago. But you can still increase your chances of finding what you want by following these tips:
Whenever you see a big, bold statistic about the fate of college grads, take it with a grain of salt.
VIDEO Sound advice for new college grads: Clinical psychologist Meg Jay, in a newly released TED Talk, says that our culture has wrongly trivialized those in their 20s as being in a throwaway decade. “Eighty percent of life’s most defining moments take place by age 35,” she says. Show More Summary
Whenever you see a big, bold statistic about the dire fate of college grads, take it with a grain of salt.
While a new report puts the average debt load of new college grads at a stomach-churning $35,200, the Georgia Institute of Technology is rolling out an alternative program experts say offers a beacon of hope for both students and employers:...Show More Summary
Hello, Class of 2013! TIME is preparing a photo project on commencement and would like your submissions. To become a part of the project, tag your Instagram or Twitter photos with the hashtag #TIMEgraduation. We’re looking for photos...Show More Summary
Here’s some interesting new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The vast majority of college grads work in jobs unrelated to their major: In 2010, only 62.1 percent of U.S. college graduates had a job that even … Continue reading ?
The crowd at the Morehouse College Commencement Ceremony over the weekend seemed momentarily stunned when Obama directed the gay men in the audience to be the best husband to their partners, but Obama held up one finger and stifled any...
Barack Obama gave the commencement address to Moorehouse College graduates today reminding them that racism still persists in America. The Washington Post reported: President Obama on Sunday summoned the graduates of historically black Morehouse College to “transform the way we … Continue reading ?
If you want a job straight out of college, don’t come knocking on Kirk McDonald’s door. President of a tech company in New York City, McDonald wrote a brutally honest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal called ‘Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won’t Hire You.’ He believes most college graduates don’t have the one skill... Read More
On May 8, I appeared on Fox News' Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld to alk about President Obama's pitch to college grads that they should trust the government more, what 3D-printed guns mean for centralized power, whether Facebook is creating a generation of psychotics, and much more. Show More Summary
College grads and career-changers, be warned. When you search around for a job at your favorite startup (perhaps even on Mashable’s job board?), you’ll start seeing the buzziest of job descriptions: “Growth Hacker.” The name sounds simple...Show More Summary
The University of Texas kicks off its promenade of graduation ceremonies today and to celebrate, we've surveyed our contributors and staff to ask: What was the one thing you wish someone had told you when you graduated? Our answers. [ more › ]
College graduates would love to land a job at Google, Apple or one of the many startups in Silicon Valley. But according to a survey from Universum Global, there are quite a few students who would prefer the rainy days in Washington over working in the golden state. Show More Summary
Unpaid internships are becoming a more and more sadly prominent fixture in the life of college students and recent college grads. Oftentimes, they feature batshit insane bosses, demeaning tasks, and/or a the gradual deflation of a young individual's dreams. Sometimes they feature office pets who are better treated than the intern staff. Read more...
YouTube.com Earlier this week, American Student Assistance, a nonprofit group that works to help college grads deal with debt, released In the Red, a seven-minute horror film that explored the terror of college loans. While it was probably...Show More Summary
If the students graduating from Alfred University on May 18 are expecting a world-is-your-oyster type speech from speaker, AIG CEO and Alfred alumnus Robert Benmosche, then they may want to put on headphones during his portion of the ceremony. Or they may want to listen to the tough love speech he’s got planned. “They want me to talk to the … [More]
Dear Bossip, I love reading your advice column and I am a major fan. I have a question for you and I hope you can give me some good advice. I am a 24-year old college grad and