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Why You Shouldn't Go Straight To Law School

Why You Shouldn't Go Straight To Law School

Each year newly minted college graduates head straight to law school hoping that another degree will help land them a job. This is increasingly looking like a bad idea. In hiring entry-level lawyers, law firms and companies are favoring candidates who have actually worked. It's a significant change in the... Read More »

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

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 »

4 Comedy Flicks That Teach You How to Get Into College

4 Comedy Flicks That Teach You How to Get Into College

By Elizabeth Weiss McGolerick Comedic films don't attempt to masquerade as instructional material full of life lessons, but occasionally you learn something from them, even about how to get into college. The movies featured here provide a few laughs along with some helpful hints on what not to do. Let... Read More »

Campus Prodigies -- 6 Pre-Teen College Graduates

Campus Prodigies -- 6 Pre-Teen College Graduates

One University of Memphis student is never on campus without his parents. This isn't because Arun Jambulapati has been coddled into an extended adolescence. Jambulapati hasn't even reached adolescence. He's 12 years old. Jambulapati began taking classes at the university -- along with his middle school... Read More »

Groupon And 5 Other Unusual Ways To Pay For College

Groupon And 5 Other Unusual Ways To Pay For College

Recently, 18 students bought a discounted tuition voucher from Groupon for a course at Chicago's National Louis University called "Introduction to the Profession and the Craft of Teaching." The students who purchased the offer will pay $950 for the course, a discount of nearly 60 percent off the usual $2,232... Read More »

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State. Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »

5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

By Jane Lee and Helen A. Coster from Forbes.com Be cool -- stay in school, the saying goes. Recent reports show that a rising number of college graduates are topping off their resumes with $135,000 law degrees in hopes of getting ahead in the post-recession economy. But one look at this Forbes list of... Read More »

Is A Bachelor's Degree Really Worth The Cost [Infographic]?

Is A Bachelor's Degree Really Worth The Cost [Infographic]?

As the cost of higher education has escalated in recent years, there's been no shortage of debate about whether the cost of a four-year college degree is worth the expense -- especially given the current sluggish labor market. The average cost for in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges... Read More »

Degree Not Required: 15 Jobs You Can Land Without Going To College

Degree Not Required: 15 Jobs You Can Land Without Going To College

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder Not all career paths wind through a college campus. Consider these jobs for which a degree isn't a prerequisite: Read More »

Cheating In School: How The Digital Age Affects Cheating And Plagiarism [Infographic]

Cheating In School: How The Digital Age Affects Cheating And Plagiarism [Infographic]

This article was originally featured on Schools.com The consequences of cheating used to instill fear into many a student. But it seems these days, kids just don't care about academic honesty anymore. Many students can't even distinguish between what constitutes plagiarism and what doesn't. According to... Read More »

What You Don't Know About Financial Aid

What You Don't Know About Financial Aid

This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com More than 70 percent of young adults don't know what the FAFSA is, according to a recent report by Public Agenda. Compare that to the National Center for Education Statistics' report that more than 75 percent of full-time college students receive... Read More »

Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

By Lori Johnston You've been out of the classroom for a while, so your study skills may no longer make the grade. But before you get down on yourself, remember: It's not necessarily a reflection of your intelligence... even the smartest students struggle as they work their way back into the school groove. Read More »

Growing Number Of College Graduates Filing For Bankruptcy

Growing Number Of College Graduates Filing For Bankruptcy

A growing number of college graduates are filing for bankruptcy, suggesting that an advanced education is no longer the hedge it once used to be in preventing personal financial turmoil, a new report finds. The percentage of college graduates filing for personal bankruptcy rose 20 percent during the last... Read More »

What To Wear (And NOT To Wear) To An Interview [Infographic]

What To Wear (And NOT To Wear) To An Interview [Infographic]

Deciding what to wear for a job interview can be nearly as stressful as the event itself. Beyond deciding what looks good on you, there's also determining what's appropriate dress for the employer who's looking to look you over. The growing trend in recent decades toward more casual dress in offices and... Read More »

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

Perhaps you've heard about LinkedIn, the professional social network, but you're not sure exactly what it is. Or, you've set up a LinkedIn profile but you don't really know what to do with it. Read More »

10 Jobs You Don't Want After College

10 Jobs You Don't Want After College

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 »

3 Crucial Career Fair Tips For College Students

3 Crucial Career Fair Tips For College Students

So why is the Career Fair so important? After all, most of the time students feel as if they stand in line (sometimes 30 minutes, especially with the larger companies) just to talk to a company representative who then basically tells them to go apply on the website. What a waste of time right? Wrong! Look,... Read More »

Glassdoor Reveals The Best Universities To Work For

Glassdoor Reveals The Best Universities To Work For

As college students get ready to head back to the classroom, thousands of university employees are already on campus, working hard as most of them do year-round. By now, you've seen countless reports ranking the top universities in the nation, including the recently released "America's Top Colleges" report... Read More »

How To Choose a College That Will Get You Hired

How To Choose a College That Will Get You Hired

One of the main reasons to research a college before applying is to find out what life would be like if you choose to attend that school ... what your classes would be like, what kind of dorm room you'd live in, what you'd do on weekends and how far away from home you'd be. But perhaps even more important... Read More »

Top 12 Commencement Speeches of All Time, From JFK to Will Ferrell [Video]

Top 12 Commencement Speeches of All Time, From JFK to Will Ferrell [Video]

College commencement speeches are as much a part of spring as the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, most commencement speeches aren't very inspiring or entertaining, and instead are about as welcome as another sign of the season -- hay fever. That's not the case with 12 speeches noted here:... Read More »

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