Tag: employment

The college majors that lead to the most & least underemployment

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

When it comes to choosing a college major, we’re advocates for doing what you love and picking the area in which you’re most interested.

If you’re passionate about what you’re studying, you’re more likely to succeed both during and after college.

That being said, particularly with the rising cost of college and increasing student debt, we believe that students need to be realistic about their future prospects when making the choice to attend a college and, perhaps, go into debt to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

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Do employees value job skills over college degrees?

Posted on July 16th, 2014

"Employees with college degrees believe that their education helped get them through the door, but about half say it has no relevance to the work they're actually doing" -- Rusty Rueff

What’s more important to employers — that a job candidate has a college degree or possesses specific job skills? The majority of working adults believe it’s the latter, according to a new survey by job listing site Glassdoor. College degrees vs. job skills: what’s more important? The site surveyed 2,000 working adults and found that 72% said getting trained in […]

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Employers will hire more college grads this year

Posted on April 18th, 2014

Good news (finally!) for young college graduates.

According to a survey released on April 16, employers said they plan to increase the number of college graduates they hire this year by nearly 9 percent.

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Survey says colleges aren’t preparing graduates for jobs

Posted on September 24th, 2013

"Nearly 90 percent of the public thinks the U.S. higher-education system needs to change for the nation to maintain a globally competitive workforce." -- Hechinger Report

Are colleges adequately preparing graduates to enter the workforce? Why are so many college graduates unemployed? Is online education as effective as traditional in-person classes? A new survey from Northeastern University attempts to answer those questions and more. College graduates not ready for a career The study revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the higher […]

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Graduates of elite colleges don’t necessarily earn more

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Many students and parents assume that attending an elite, well-known university is the key to a great career and future financial success. But that’s not always the case.

A recent study found that graduates of regional and second-tier colleges, on average, earn about the same as those who go to prestigious flagship universities. And surprisingly, it also confirms that students with associate’s degrees often out-earn bachelor’s degree-holders.

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The deceptive practices of for-profit colleges

Posted on March 21st, 2013

Schools that operate for-profit have recently come under fire for deceptive recruiting practices and low educational standards. In the video above, ABC News investigates for-profit colleges accused of misleading prospective students about job prospects post-graduation.

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