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Posted April 17, 2015 by

Advantages of Greek Life in Your Post-Grad Career

Pi Kappa Alpha Greek House, Florida International University, Miami FL

Pi Kappa Alpha Greek House, Florida International University, Miami FL. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

More than nine million college students wear Greek letters as members of Greek chapters today. Whether they join to build their resumes or make friends, Greek life can change the students’ lives after graduation for the better. Greek life has become a key point of success for students after they leave campus. Studies show that Greek students have a 10% higher success rate than the non-Greek students. So why exactly do students involved in Greek life feel more prepared to enter the real world upon graduation? (more…)

Posted February 12, 2014 by

High School and College Students, What’s with All the Cheating?

Education is supposed to give students the opportunity to learn, right?  How can you learn, though, if you cheat in school?  Apparently, both high school students and college students are doing it in a variety of ways and for many reasons.  In the following infographic, learn more about cheating, including how educators are trying to stop it. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2013 by

Is Joining a Business Fraternity Worth Your Time?

Greek letters representing a business fraternity on yellow and black sign

Greek letters representing a business fraternity on yellow and black sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When Michael Berthelot was searching for his first job after college, he noticed that the hiring manager who was interviewing him had a Beta Alpha Psi certificate decorating an office wall.

Berthelot mentioned that he too was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Although brotherhood in the prestigious fraternity wasn’t the sole reason Berthelot was hired for the job, it certainly didn’t hurt his chances. Berthelot today works as Chief Executive Officer of Cito Capital Corporation in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.

“It launched a career that I am grateful to have had,” he says. (more…)

Posted April 19, 2013 by

Most Employers Don’t Care What School Recent Grads Attended

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

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. (more…)