5 Surprising Benefits Of Earning A College Degree What are the benefits of a college degree? It's not surprising to know that college graduates can make more money than high school graduates, have higher employability rates and greater chances of getting better jobs. But earning a college degree can come with benefits that might surprise you. Have you ever asked yourself whether a… Continue Reading
What Is Career Advancement And How To Achieve It? It simply is not a one-career-per-lifetime world anymore. People change jobs on a routine basis and may even jump careers. It is not unimaginable to move from real estate to the nursing profession or from a vet tech occupation to elementary school teaching. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) even shows that… Continue Reading
Data Suggests A Bachelor’s Degree Is More Valuable Than Ever Even with the turbulent job market, recent data suggests that a bachelor’s degree is more valuable than ever. The New York Times reports that the wage gap between college graduates and those without postsecondary education continues to grow. In fact, according to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau, bachelor’s degree holders make… Continue Reading
6 Things Employers Care About More Than Your Degree Gone are the days when students graduated college with several job offers in hand. Today's employers are looking for more than just a degree. In fact, in a 2013 poll of business leaders conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Lumina Foundation, 84 percent of respondents said the amount of knowledge a candidate has in… Continue Reading
Is Grad School Still A Smart Choice? A grad school degree is the new minimum standard education level for any profession, says the study from Sallie Mae, a company that services education loans and college planning, and Ipsos, an independent market research company. Whether you're coming to the end of your bachelor's or you're a mid-career professional dreaming of a new career… Continue Reading
What Employers Wish You’d Learned In College Note to new grads: Your boss doesn't care if you can tweet like a pro. A recent survey shows employers aren't satisfied with the skills fresh graduates bring to the table. Most employers surveyed said new grads lack "soft skills," those interpersonal abilities that go beyond mere technical know-how. The most stark contrast came in… Continue Reading