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The best states for college grads to make a living

Posted on June 24th, 2016

As new college graduates look for jobs and prepare to start the next phase of their lives, many consider moving for career or financial reasons.

With most graduates carrying student debt, finding a place to live where they can build a career and repay their loans is extremely important.

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Where the jobs are for future college graduates

Posted on July 8th, 2015

While college does more than prepare you for a job, it’s a reality that career preparation is part of a college education.

With the average cost of college rising rapidly each year and student debt topping $1.2 trillion, it’s crucial for today’s college students to research what types of jobs they’ll be able to get after college and figure out how much they can expect to make, particularly if they have student loans to pay.

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What job will you get with your college major?

Posted on May 29th, 2015

When many students choose a major, particularly one in the liberal arts or humanities, they often face questions from friends and family about “what they’re going to do” with that major once they graduate.

While a major is no guarantee that you will or won’t be qualified for a job, there are some general trends among majors that can help students understand their career options.

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Underemployment in America

Posted on September 4th, 2014

According to a recent PayScale survey, of 68,000 workers, 43% of Americans feel underemployed in their jobs.

As we recently reported, the worker’s choice of college major is a factor in feeling underemployed. Healthcare and Business majors were among the top majors listed by underemployed workers.

This infographic from PayScale presents a broader look at underemployment in America–including the jobs in which workers feel most underemployed and the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ job skills employers most value.

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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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Buffalo named top medium-sized city for college graduates

Posted on May 31st, 2014

We’re proud to be based in Western New York, and we’re always glad to see the area get national recognition.

That’s why we were so excited to hear that Buffalo, the largest city in the region, was recently named the top medium-sized city for new college graduates by CreditDonkey.com.

The city’s low rents, low job competition and great nightlife make it an attractive destination for young college grads hungry for employment and fun while still affording their student loan payments.

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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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