Remember Peter Thiel? The billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal creator has made a lot of headlines over the past few years for his contrarian opinions -- and his willingness to put money behind them. Creator of the Founder's Fund, a group dedicated to funding "bold, audacious ideas," he has become known for... Read More »
When Gary Downie pushed the stroller of his seven-week-old baby through the streets of his neighborhood in the English town of Chester, he had to snake around an estimated 500 chunks of dog feces that dot the main road. "I am concerned about my children," the father of two told the Chester Leader. "There are... Read More »
With Hurricane Sandy ready to pummel the East Coast, AOL Jobs is republishing this story.
By Maryalene LaPonsie, OnlineDegrees.com
As Hurricane Irene rushed ashore, Jim Savitt put on a pot of coffee and prepared for some long days. Savitt was one of 60 emergency management specialists and support staff... Read More »
When Forrest Gump decided to go for a little run one day, and keep running, to the end of town, to the end of the county, to the end of the state, to coast to coast to coast, the world didn't get it. "Why are you running?" the press hounded. "For world peace? For the homeless? For women's rights? For the... Read More »
They say that everyone's a comedian in New York, but not everyone tries to prove it every day in Central Park.
When 26-year-old Jason Schneider graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, he moved to New York like many an aspiring 20-something. Hoping to break into the comedy world, he applied for... Read More »
Originally published on COEDmagazine.com
So, you just graduated with your major - now what? Grad school? Professional school? Joining the work force? In honor of the recession and new grads having a hard time finding jobs that relate to their specific field, here is a list of ten jobs you definitely won't... Read More »
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Josh Scherr, lead cinematic animator at Naughty Dog, a major video game developer, began learning about movie effects when he was about six years old. That's when he saw Star Wars and his parents explained to him that light sabers don't really exist. He... Read More »
by Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder
Everybody has to start somewhere. That includes all of the celebrities, billionaires, executives and CEOs of the world -- even U.S. presidents.
So where did they begin their careers? Read on to find out what 11 U.S. presidents did before landing in office. Read More »
Everyone knows Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. But what about Sophie Germain? We have skyscrapers because of her work in math. And how about Danica McKellar? You may know her name, but not all of her work. She might earn her place among those legends because of her work in mathematics. Read More »
When you hear the word "anthropology," do you immediately think of a trendy clothing store, or an esoteric major that promises a long waits in the unemployment line? Does anyone even study anthropology in this day and age when even the most practical majors, like accounting, medicine and computer science, can't... Read More »
As a business management student like me, I'm sure you are used to all the questions by now: "What do you want to do after you graduate?" "What can you do with that degree?" "What kind of business are you going to manage?"
I essentially chose my major by eliminating things I hated or wasn't good at. Science,... Read More »
In 1970, I was a naive young college student who thought that upon graduation I would be getting a job as a mechanical engineer at an aircraft manufacturer, doing research and development on landing gear. I had a few student loans and I had been working for $2.25 an hour, so the salary of my first engineering... Read More »
I'd always been considered something of a brain, and I was very lucky to get accepted to Stanford University. I entered college with little thought as to what I wanted to study. All I had to go on was my parents' admonition that I "study something useful." Translation: don't get a degree in English, psychology,... Read More »
I majored in civil engineering at a midsized state school in Ohio, graduating at the top of my class in June 1982. I chose my major because I wanted a challenging course of study and I wanted to design and build large projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. I had a particular interest in water and... Read More »
In 2002, I graduated from a small public college with a bachelor's degree in finance. Coming out of school during a recession was a difficult thing to do. The only job I could find was in sales. I quickly decided to return to school and pursue a master's degree in accounting.
I hoped to secure a stable position... Read More »
It is no secret that getting a degree in information technology can make a lot of sense for those entering college or making a career change. What is maybe hidden beneath the surface are the number of doors an information technology degree can open.
I graduated with a degree in information technology... Read More »
I enrolled in college at the age of 36, with the intention of improving my writing skills. It didn't take me long to realize I needed to find a way to support myself, while I was writing.
Thinking I was going to have to forgo my writing dream for a more realistic approach to earning a living, I declared a major... Read More »