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College Dropout Diary: "Go Big, or Go Home"

The perils of the do-it-all mentality

Continuation of the College Dropout series. A look at life in college and the mentality behind taking on everything. Read More »

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

Looking at the life of someone without a degree or paying job.

Dropping out is always a turn in our curved-line lives. But for this young adult, it's not the end of the world just yet. Read More »

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

The country's current jobs crisis isn't a crisis for everyone. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent. But the unemployment rate for Americans over 25 with no college was over twice that, and for those without a high school diploma, a staggering 11.2 percent. Many of the jobs... Read More »

Average Starting Salary For 2012 College Grads: $44,259

Average Starting Salary For 2012 College Grads: $44,259

It's a group of job seekers that was due for a spot of good news. College graduates in the class of 2012, the newest entrants into the labor market, have had the unenviable assignment of launching their careers amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Read More »

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

With millions of unemployed competing for jobs, many Americans are returning to school to learn new skills that will hopefully lead to a new job. With college expenses on the rise, however, pursuing a four-year degree may not be financially feasible for many of them. But there a plenty of good-paying jobs... Read More »

Well-Educated Exec Most Likely To Be Fired?

Well-Educated Exec Most Likely To Be Fired?

By Alan Scher Zaiger Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It's enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president. Sure, the pay is pretty good, and the perks sizable,... Read More »

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Low-wage, unskilled labor was once its competitive edge, but now China is quickly rising as the world's largest supplier of college-educated workers. By 2030, China alone will account for 30 percent of the world's new college-educated workers, predicts a study by... Read More »

10 Happiest Cities For Young People To Live And Work

10 Happiest Cities For Young People To Live And Work

Many young, entry-level workers assume that the big cities -- New York, Chicago, Los Angeles -- hold the best job opportunities and therefore the best chance for having a happy life. But a new survey by CareerBliss.com suggests that recent college graduates might do better in considering second- or... Read More »

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

With all the debate surrounding the value of a college degree these days, many young workers and their parents may be glad to hear there are many well paying jobs that don't require higher education. CareerCast.com recently identified 20 good jobs that need only a high-school diploma, although they do... Read More »

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more. Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... Read More »

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

By Jessica Lawlor As graduation season approaches and college seniors everywhere trade jeans and T-shirts for caps and gowns, the pressure to find a job is on. It's not a good feeling; believe me, I've been there. My senior-year job search was two years ago, but I felt that same anxiety when I began... Read More »

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

He's an immigrant who became a janitor, and on Sunday, he'll also be an Ivy League graduate, with a degree in classics from Columbia University. It's a classic American success story, but not the kind you read much in these recessionary times. Gac Filipaj, 52, came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992... Read More »

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

If you had a time machine, would you travel into the future to see what's in store for you 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Or would you rather travel back in time, perhaps right after college graduation, to fix a mistake you made or take another path in life? Read More »

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

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 »

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Read More »

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

By Hope Yen WASHINGTON -- Americans 60 or older are more likely than ever to have college degrees, helping redefine work and retirement as educated baby boomers swell the senior population at rates faster than young adults earn diplomas. Read More »

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

When it comes to helping gay students prepare for life after college, few of the nation's institutions of higher education earn top honors in providing them with relevant resources to aid in a successful job search upon graduation, a new survey finds. Of the 109 colleges surveyed, just 6 percent of career... Read More »

College or Career: Smart Gen-Z Choices

College or Career: Smart Gen-Z Choices

By Adriana Llames How often are you impressed by someone to the point you want to go the extra mile to make a difference in their life? That's what happened when I met 21-year old Lauren of LN Accents at the WGN Studios in December. She was just 19 years old when she began LN Accents, which has already... Read More »

U.S. Teens Struggle To Find Elusive Part-Time Jobs

U.S. Teens Struggle To Find Elusive Part-Time Jobs

By Stephanie Reitz HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose quest for entry-level positions often pits them against experienced older workers willing to take any job for a paycheck. U.S. labor... Read More »

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

As the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have shown, many young people are angry about the rising cost of college. Few want to be burdened by tens of thousands of dollars in debt and are seeking debt forgiveness on college loans -- especially in light of the nation's lackluster job market, which is yielding... Read More »

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