Economy

College Grads’ Starting Salaries Down 10%

When our son graduated from college back in 1999, he had a basket full of extremely attractive job offers. In fact, the real problem was deciding which city he wanted to live in. The offers were mainly the same as far as money and perks went. Of course, this was at the height of the ...

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College vs. The Real World

Those of you high school seniors who will be embarking on your college years starting this fall need to ponder a common exclamation that you’ll hear as you traverse those halls of ivy. “Just wait until you get out into the real world!” will be hurtled at you by those who are already in the ...

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Looking for A Profitable Major?

It seems that we’re surrounded by bad economic news. Every day our eyes and ears are filled with a seemingly endless stream of negative statistics. Even though there are temporary glimmers of good news, the drumbeat of high unemployment, layoffs, inflation, high gas prices, national debt, etc. pounds relentlessly against us. Any sensitive and aware ...

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10 Worst Mistakes of Job Hunters

You may be wondering why I’m posting about job hunting. Apparently it has nothing to do with college admissions. However, the information in this article is equally applicable for not only college graduates but also high school students looking for summer work. These days, summer jobs, which can be a key piece of profile information ...

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Graduate from College; Live at Home?

When my son and daughter graduated from college, all I could hear was the flapping of their wings as they couldn’t wait to leave the nest, hit the road, and be gone forever. That was then; this now.  Our daughter graduated in 1995, our son in 1999. Those were The Good ol’ Days compared to ...

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Job Prospects for College Grads

We’ve all read the discouraging reports about how tough the economy has been on college graduates the past two years. Now, though, we have some statistical data that can help quantify the situation, especially for you parents of college seniors who will be hoping to latch on to employment after graduation. Also, for those of ...

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More College Degree Benefits

Along my long and checkered career development path, I’ve had some ups and downs. I would have long periods of work stability and then the unfortunate effects of a recession would knock me off track for a while. However, the one continuing advantage I carried with me was the power of my college education. More ...

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