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    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs

    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ College students graduating in December and May are likely to be the first in a generation to enter a job market featuring double-digit unemployment. That has colleges and universities across America scrambling this fall to revamp their career-placement offerings to help new grads land entry-level jobs. Autumn is one of the crucial recruiting seasons, especially for students who ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired

    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired
    So…here’s the thing. I am a big fan of social networking. Huge. Some might call me an addict. Facebook. Twitter. The internet in general. You don’t spend your time blogging, tweeting, and updating all day if you’re not a fan of the internet. But even I have to admit that sometimes being a product of the Facebook generation has its faults. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon

    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon
    It’s the Groupon deal that has everyone buzzing. On Wednesday, Chicago area shoppers were presented with a deal that was drastically different from the typical 50% off coupons for teeth whitening or sushi dinners. Instead, Groupon buyers had the opportunity to purchase a master’s level education course for 57% off the actual price. The course, Introduction to the Profession and the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y

    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - For most teens starting college this fall, rap music has always been mainstream, Mike Tyson has always been a felon and wars have always unfolded on TV in real time. Incoming freshmen never used a card catalog, never knew a world without the Cartoon Network, and never had to wait for the evening news to find out that ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College

    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College
    One of the most difficult and daunting tasks after graduating from college is creating your first post-college resume. You may not have the job experience you’d like or, perhaps, you just aren't sure how to get across your experiences all together. Experts agree that most students underestimate how much experience they actually have and often don’t include many valuable aspects on ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?

    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?
    When students first finish their undergraduate degrees, they feel a strong sense of accomplishment. New graduates often are optimistic about embarking on a new career. A few months after graduation, however, some students get frustrated by their inability to find a job in their chosen field. As a result of chronic unemployment or being dissatisfied with the job they do have, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional!"

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional!"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That’s when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don’t cost you a shot at the job. 1. Using a Cutesy ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    America's Favorite, and Least Favorite Countries

    America's Favorite, and Least Favorite Countries
    A recent Gallup poll asked Americans whether their opinions of 20 places in the world were favorable or unfavorable. Here is what they said... Are you surprised by the results? Would you have picked different countries? Sound off in the comments! Interested in International Jobs? Find out how to work abroad!
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I

    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I
    The prophet Napoleon Dynamite once expounded upon the importance of having skills: “You know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills…” He’s concerned about his chances of getting a date, but the same basically holds true for finding jobs (though I’d go easy on advertising the bow-hunting abilities). [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I wrote last week about the importance of having hard ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans

    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans
    Graduating means it’s almost time to start paying your student loans. As much as thinking about it probably dashes your elation over finally being done with school, unfortunately, they’re not going away. And, if you still haven’t found a job, the thought of loans is no doubt a source of even more stress. But as much as you may hate to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus
    College has more tests than the ones in class. In "Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices-Safe Results" (Capital Books, $15.95), Thomas M. Kane of Monroeville offers advice on ways college students can ensure their safety on campus. The member of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities often is called on by members of the media and schools to offer ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless

    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless
    Owning at least one credit card has become the norm on college campuses. Nevertheless, credit card ignorance continues to exist at universities throughout the nation. Credit card companies have historically targeted the college-age population. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] “Credit cards are extremely useful for younger people,” business professor Glenn MacDonald said. “They solve a problem younger people have.” Among these problems are access to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends
    Times are tough. Especially if you’re working your first job – which historically is not the highest paying gig you’ll ever have. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your coveted weekends. In fact, there are tons of things to do that will make you feel like you’re getting the most out of your summer, and not breaking the bank doing ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?

    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?
    The size of a university's endowment is frequently a measure of its wealth and prestige. Despite the significant hit that endowments took last year—plummeting an average of nearly 20 percent—many schools still have enormous resources at their disposal. But is that money being spent on improving the education of students, and how well do those substantial sums of money help students ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009

    GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, announced it is planning to hire approximately 15,000 seasonal part-time game advisors between now and Dec. 24, 2009, to fill open positions at its 4,300 stores in the United States. This number will increase the company's total headcount by approximately 46 percent and the in-store game advisor headcount by ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1