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  • Job Search Strategy Jump-Start Plan for the New Graduate
    by Paul Freiberger - August 30, 2017
    Recent College Graduates: Develop a Job Search Strategy How can you launch your job search after getting your degree? It’s hard when you continue to hear reports of how tough a new grad job search can be. Despite stagnant wage growth in the United States, there’s actually some good news for the class of 2017. Entry-level jobs are paying more on average for new grads than they ever have, 3 percent more than t...
  • Defining Career Success
    by Debra Wheatman - August 11, 2017
    Each year, publications such as U.S. News & World Reports publish lists of the “best” colleges and universities in the U.S. Families are looking at significant investment in higher education, so it makes sense that they would want their children to have the best possible educational experience. As news of rising college costs continues to dominate the media, many so-called experts are offering incoming students...
  • 5 Ways to Take Control of Financial Stress
    by Melody Wilding - August 1, 2017
    There’s no sugarcoating the staggering facts: student loan debt has reached record levels, totaling over $1 trillion. Student debt in our country is now more than car loans or credit card debt. Under current law, student loans are one of the very few types of debt that can’t be discharged, even in bankruptcy court. On the other side of these cold, hard facts is the psychological toll debt can take. The greate...
  • Can You Build A Great, Lucrative Career Without A 4-Year Degree? MissionU Is Banking On It
    by Kathy Caprino - June 20, 2017
    Many pundits, scholars, academics and lawmakers believe that the current education system is fraught with challenges that have to be addressed and resolved for our country and future generations to thrive. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, for one, recently unveiled a new tuition-free pilot program in New York State that attempts to forge a new way. To most, it’s become clear that our current system is no longer affordable, a...
  • Be Prepared To Demonstrate The Things That Employers Value
    by Bob Roth - June 2, 2017
    As college graduates enter to world of work, employers will be watching them and evaluating their job performance. New employees are expected to accept the culture, fit in and prove that they belong. Employers want new employees to hit the ground running, perform at a high level and impress everyone they work with or encounter. In other words, recent grads must earn their way into the company by making solid contributions....
  • If Our Higher Education System Is Broken, How Can We Fix It?
    by Kathy Caprino - May 22, 2017
    We’ve all heard the many pundits and researchers claim that our country’s current educational model is simply not sustainable for the vast majority of students and families who want to engage in it, now and in the future. Costs are soaring and student debt is escalating, with the national student loan debt at $1.41 trillion, leaving us to wonder exactly why are higher education prices so exorbitant and will the...
  • Career Wisdom for the Class of 2017
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 15, 2017
    It is commencement season and newly minted graduates will be entering the career world in droves. From undergrads to those earning advanced degrees, micro credentials, and everything in-between – The Class of 2017 is ready to get to work. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) rates the job market for new 2017 graduates as “good” – a positive uptick from the last few years. While t...
  • Attend A College That Has Your Back
    by Bob Roth - May 3, 2017
    More than two million students enter college each year with the expectation that the colleges they attend will take care of them when problems and emergencies pop up. Some students will be pleased with the way their college responds to their issues while others will be disappointed, some may even be outraged. So many things happen on college campuses today that incoming students never anticipate. To make better comparison...
  • How Schools Can Provide Career Help
    by Carole Kanchier - May 3, 2017
    What kind of career assistance did you receive when you were in high school? What kind of help are young people you know getting? What can you do to help? Mavis, a recent law graduate, doesn't want to practice law. But what to do? Mark, a grade 12 student, wants to take a year off before completing any post high training. His parents are upset. The dilemmas of Mavis and Mark are common. Being undecided about career d...
  • Resume Advice for College Students
    by Robin Schlinger - April 28, 2017
    Q. I am going to be graduating soon with a degree in economics but I really want to work in the fashion industry. How can I apply for jobs when all my education is pointing in the wrong direction? A. Many of us find that our careers take off in directions that have little if anything to do with our degree. I’m a professional resume writer but my degree from MIT is in Chemical Engineering. That does not mean my degree...