The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register?
Consider... Read More »
By John A. Byrne
If you asked Dale Stephens, the 21-year-old author of Hacking Your Education, he would undoubtedly agree. In a highly provocative excerpt from the book recently published by The Wall Street Journal, Stephens forcefully declares that even if you were accepted into Harvard Business School, you... Read More »
Almost half of working college graduates in 2010 held jobs that didn't require a college degree, according to a recent study. This bleak reality has prompted some schools to desperately defend their worthiness, avoid the issue altogether, or completely lie about their post-graduate employment rates. But one... Read More »
More bad news for college grads and parents about to plunk down thousands in tuition: Salaries for workers with bachelor's degrees began steadily declining even before the recession. An analysis by Jared Bernstein, an economist and blogger, shows that the Great Recession accelerated the decline in income --... Read More »
With college tuition rates soaring, many people are reconsidering whether they need a four-year degree. Statistics show that adults with a bachelor's degree, in general, vastly out earn their lesser educated counterparts. But could you earn a good salary -- even up to six figures -- with just an associate... Read More »
By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany'
Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume.
When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Read More »
By Ben Fanning
Think professionals don't hit job burnout until mid-to-late career?
And that the typical professional with burnout already has a couple of kids and a massive mortgage before "the grind" finally gets them?
Actually, burned-out careerists come in all ages and management levels. Read More »
In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't.
A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »
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 »
By Julianne Pepitone
NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it?
"Thompson has quickly lost... Read More »
If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com.
One reason those two... Read More »
With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible.
But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Read More »
This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com
By Clare Kaufman
A recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce made headlines with the claim that "Not all majors are created equal." The report, "Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings," draws on data... Read More »
There's a new buzz-phrase making the rounds these days: The death of average. A kid who does decently well in school, and does what she's told, is no longer guaranteed a job. And the average worker who does everything his employer asks shouldn't expect to keep his until retirement.
"The recession is a... Read More »
By Lori Johnston
Often it's a wedding or birth that truly defines a year. But in 2011, the three adult learners profiled here chose to make education their notable accomplishment of the year. Read More »
By Heather Huhman
It's an ongoing debate that has been given a lot of steam in recent years – Is a liberal arts degree worth it?
In ancient times, the liberal arts included subjects that were considered "essential for a free citizen to study." Today, the term has evolved into an education that... Read More »
The escalating cost of a college education has many young people wondering whether a bachelor's degree is worth the expense.
Given the current lackluster state of the job market, some are deciding that it's not worth going into debt for tens of thousands of dollars only to find themselves on the unemployment... Read More »