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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Major Decisions: Choose Wisely

How much can your education or the major you choose impact your future earnings?  The following post includes an infographic that provides an indication of what these factors mean for college students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2013 by

What can you do with a humanities major? More than you think

Female college graduate with a diploma

Female college graduate with a diploma. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As the U.S. economy rebounds and companies continue adding jobs, it won’t be finance or technology prowess they want most from new hires — it’s communication and critical thinking skills they’ll be after. The National Association of Colleges and Employees reports that the quality employers most want from applicants is the ability to communicate effectively (BLS.gov/opub). That must be why a recent Georgetown University study found that information studies majors had a higher unemployment rate (14.7 percent) than English majors (9.8 percent) or history, religious studies and philosophy majors (9.5 percent).

“I say, ‘Get me some poets as managers,'” said the late multimillionaire, philanthropist, and Newsweek owner Sidney Harman. “They contemplate the world in which we live and feel obliged to interpret and give expression to it in a way that makes the reader understand how that world turns. Poets, those unheralded systems thinkers, are our true digital thinkers. It is from their midst that I believe we will draw tomorrow’s new business leaders.”

Maybe that humanities major isn’t looking so bad now, huh? (more…)

Posted September 23, 2013 by

Are You a Humanities Major? Entry Level Jobs in Travel that Might Interest You

If you are not sure what kind of entry level jobs to consider as a humanities major, the following post has opportunities in the travel industry that are expected to increase in the years to come.

Over the 2008-18 period, occupations such as hotel, motel and resort desk clerks, tour guides and escorts, and flight attendants are all projected to increase in employment. via bls.gov Not only for those with specialized degrees in travel and hospitality industry, travel jobs rank high on employing those with little experience or

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Posted June 25, 2013 by

How Do You Feel About Finding an Entry Level Job with an English Major?

Many college students and recent graduates probably feel uncertain about their chances of finding an entry level job with majors that are in demand.   So, how about those with majors, such as English, where demand may not be the greatest?  Learn more in the following post.

With the economy still sluggish and computer science majors in demand, some college students are rethinking that humanities major they’d hoped to earn, says The Wall Street Journal: Humanities majors at Harvard fell to 20% in 2012 from 36% in 1954. And the trends are similar at colleges across the country. Meanwhile, more incoming freshman are opting out of

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Posted September 07, 2012 by

Starting Salaries Up 1.7% to $44,259 for Class of 2012

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and EmployersClass of 2012 bachelor’s degree graduates are better paid than their Class of 2011 counterparts, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

In its September 2012 Salary Survey, NACE reports that the overall average salary for Class of 2012 bachelor’s degree graduates inched upward 1.7 percent to $44,259 from the overall average of $43,521 posted by the Class of 2011. (more…)