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    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones

    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones
    The New York Times' Economix blog featured a study out of Furman University, which shows that beginning in the 1960s, GPAs at national colleges and universities rose at a pace of one-tenth of a point per year, from an average of 2.52 in the mid-'50s to 3.11 in the mid-'00s. Interestingly, during the past 50 years, GPAs at private schools have ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label

    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label
    If you’re interviewing for a job, you’ve probably gotten the “tell me about yourself” question. While everyone is an individual, there are certain characteristics being ascribed to Millenials—members of the generation born after 1980. Or rather, perceptions other generations have about Millenials. And unfortunately, not all of them are good. But, there’s a way to spin those “negative” attributes. Here, we ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Best (and Worst!) Things About Moving Back in with Your Parents

    Sweet? Not always... By Juliet Perrachon | Excelle So you’ve just been laid off. Or maybe you're a recent graduate who hasn't found an entry-level job yet. As if joblessness weren’t enough of a blow to your self-esteem, you find yourself with no other choice but to move back home – back to the place you thought you'd managed to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender

    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender
    A recent study found that students’ choice of undergraduate major was strongly tied to their future earnings, with the highest paid making 300 percent more than the lowest-paid. No news flash there. But, the study also found something else: student’s choice of majors is highly segregated by race and gender. A recent article on NewsOne.com, detailed the study which was based ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study

    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study
    We’re all familiar with the idea that life can be easier for more attractive people. Whether we agree on it or not, we’ve heard the theory. Yes, the theory that attractiveness impacts pretty much everything in life exists. But is it true? And, if so, we can still all agree that your grades should only reflect academic performance, right? Well, that ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +42
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    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide

    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide
    It’s the middle of December, and you find yourself with a gift-giving list full of friends and family members who already have everything. You’re dreading the gift search because you can never find the right thing—the perfect combination of unique, personal, and thoughtful for each individual. You always wish you were crafty and had the time, skill, and creativity to make ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Last Frontier: LGBT Protection in the Workplace

    The Last Frontier: LGBT Protection in the Workplace
    June is LGBT Pride Month (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender). And while 21 states currently have legislation in place to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace—that means the majority of states still do not offer legal protection. In short, there’s still a lot of work to do. In several studies conducted by the Center for American Progress studies ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    3 Ways Green Companies Can Clean Up Their Hiring Processes

    3 Ways Green Companies Can Clean Up Their Hiring Processes
    As companies emerge from recession-induced hibernation, shake off hiring freezes, and start to cautiously advertise job openings again, they're finding an entirely different landscape than when they did their last round of recruiting. The holy grail for jobseekers? A meaningful, green job. Many factors have swirled together to create this phenomenon: unemployment rates around 9.5 percent; buzz about green jobs has ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Want a Green Job?

    Want a Green Job?
    Check Out the Ultimate Green Job Guide. Full of green job search strategies, cover letter advice, entry-level tips and much much more. Get the free Green Guide from our friends at: Bright Green Talent!
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point

    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point
    It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and workers' hours and pay edged upward. Those are the kind of figures that could give Americans the psychological boost necessary for recovery to take root after the worst recession since World ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Meet MonsterCollege's $5000 Spring Giveaway winner!

    Meet MonsterCollege's $5000 Spring Giveaway winner!
    Congratulations to Chris Botelho for starting the Spring off right! The Brown University freshmen is MonsterCollege’s $5000 Spring Giveaway winner! Tell us about yourself: I'm currently Pre-Med with hopes of matriculating to medical school right after my undergraduate years here at Brown, and eventually becoming a pediatrician.  However, instead of majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or some other science as most Pre-Meds ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months

    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months
    According to a 2013 survey by One Wisconsin Institute, it takes the average borrower roughly 21 years to pay off their students loans – even on a “ten-year repayment plan.” So paying off exactly $23,375 in student loan debt in 10 months sounds impossible, right? Not for Jordan Arnold, a recent college graduate in Indiana. TIME reports that Arnold paid off ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +26
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    College Majors that Make the Most Money

    College Majors that Make the Most Money
    You’ve heard the old saying: do what you love; love what you do. But doing what you love doesn’t always lead to a lucrative career. Given that more students are graduating with debt than not, money may lead to financial freedom – which could “buy” a degree of happiness. So when it comes to college majors, which provide the most bang ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +24
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression
    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    25 Gifts Under $25 for Your Coworkers

    25 Gifts Under $25 for Your Coworkers
    The holidays, when the weather gets cold, the malls get crowded, and you spend time with your family, friends and … coworkers? It's true, even though you have a whole lot of shopping ahead of you for your loved ones, gift-giving around the office is as popular as ever these days. When you take into account holiday parties and the whole ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Happiest Places to Work in the U.S.

    10 Happiest Places to Work in the U.S.
    What makes people happy in their jobs? Is it the money? The working culture? The location? Forbes’ top 20 happiest places to work appears to be a little of all three. Most top 20 locations are either on the East or West Coast, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that three of the top 10 locations are in Silicon Valley. Also, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rate This
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    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?
    One out of seven Americans has student debt. Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the stress in paying it off can be insurmountable. Most people say they’d be willing to do just about anything to get rid of their student debt if asked, so a recent survey got into the specifics to see what people would actually do. Unsurprisingly, people would ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! HRPeople comes ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer

    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer
    If you’re working this summer – a full time gig or an internship – chances are you’re longing for the days when you could sit in the park, go to the beach, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Starbucks, or do the many other things people who don’t have to get back to work can enjoy. And beautiful weather makes it all ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4