June 05, 2013 by William Frierson
In the competitive industry of education, attracting top incoming students is a priority among colleges. Some of these institutions spend millions of dollars to assure their campus is presentable for prospective students. With online reviews growing ever more important, many of these schools are realizing their image was determined well before the student arrived on campus. Continue Reading
May 24, 2013 by William Frierson
You’ve likely heard how online schools are increasing in enrollment by 40 percent, even as brick and mortar institutions see no growth at all in their student bodies. Want to know why? Here are the top reasons cited by online students for their decision to get an education via the Internet. Continue Reading
by Steven Rothberg
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, recently co-hosted a half day, college recruiting conference.
Below is a video recording of the presentation by Steffan Martell, College Relations Manager of Dolby Laboratories, at the May 13, 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp at the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California.
May 20, 2013 by William Frierson
I believe the answer to this question is yes for most students considering what college to attend. If that is the case for you, the following post has some factors to keep in mind when making the decision on where to earn that degree, which will hopefully help land you an entry level job.
Community college students who ultimately want to obtain a four-year degree need to keep in mind that some recruiters might perceive their two-year credits as less valuable. I meet bright, ambitious students from community …
May 15, 2013 by William Frierson
In this day and age, college — and even graduate school — is a necessity. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults with postsecondary degrees — bachelors and up — have lower unemployment rates and earn an average of $19,000 more than adults with just a high school diploma.
College is also expensive. The National Center for Education Statistics reported the average 2010 tuition costs at nearly $16,000 for public four-year institutions, and almost $33,000 for private four-year schools. Continue Reading
May 10, 2013 by William Frierson
People interested in pursuing a career in cooking will need to attend a culinary arts program. These programs can often be found at culinary arts colleges; however, in some instances, they may be found at vocational schools. Some people believe that real-life experience is what makes a person succeed in a culinary arts career, and while this experience is very valuable, there is no underestimating the value of a formal education. When choosing a culinary arts program to attend, it is important to keep the following in mind: Continue Reading
May 01, 2013 by William Frierson
While working in the entertainment industry may seem exciting, like anything else work goes into it. The following post discusses a path to one day landing an entry level job in performing arts.
U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs in entertainment and arts sector will grow by 25% through 2014. Entertain, act, amuse, and perform – that’s what a performing artist does! Although it is something many of us are capable of, but having aflourishingcareer in performing arts takes more than passion and performance, it takes
April 19, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
The college graduating class of 2013 will enter a stronger job market than in the years immediately following the recession; however, young professionals entering high-skill fields may have a decided advantage, according to a new study. More than half (53 percent) of U.S. employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2013, on par with 2012 (54 percent) and up significantly from 46 percent in 2011 and 44 percent in 2010.
The nationwide survey—conducted online by Harris Interactive© from February 11 to March 6, 2013— included more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.
Employers in industries that generally demand more high-skill workers are also more likely to recruit recent college graduates. According to the survey, information technology employers rank ahead of all industries with 65 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals planning to hire recent graduates. They are followed by financial services employers (63 percent) and health care employers (56 percent). Additionally, the survey found that employers in IT and financial services are the most likely to recruit workers for hard-to-fill jobs (37 percent, each) prior to graduation. Continue Reading
March 22, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
This is a very stressful time of the year for high school seniors and others who are waiting to hear back from the admissions offices of colleges and universities. Although some top students received “you’ve been accepted” letters months ago from schools with rolling admissions policies, most students are still waiting to hear from most schools. And the wait can be agonizing.
According to The Princeton Review’s 2013 “College Hopes & Worries Survey” – an annual poll of college applicants and parents of applicants – stress levels are high and worries about college costs are higher than ever. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents this year say financial aid will be “very” necessary to pay for college and within that cohort 66 percent say “extremely” necessary (a five percent increase over 2012). Nonetheless, 100 percent of the respondents believe college will be “worth it” and 51 percent see a “potentially better job / higher income” as the main benefit of the diploma. Other findings were: Continue Reading
March 21, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
A recent survey asked prospective students and their parents to name their dream colleges. Some of the schools on the list were the same — Stanford was first on both lists — but some were quite different.
The colleges students most named as their “dream college” were: Continue Reading