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Posted January 21, 2015 by

5 Books Every Incoming College Freshman Should Read

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Are you headed off to school? Here are five books you should read before your first official class. For various reasons, they’re all life- and perspective-changing.

1. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Sharp, smart and hilariously funny, this book offers a layman’s journey through the origins of the universe. It touches on everything from astronomy to chemistry to paleontology, and not only will you finish it as a smarter person than when you began, but you might also find yourself signing up for electives that you never thought you’d want. (more…)

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors

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Some liberal arts graduates in the class of 2014 have the chance to earn good starting salaries once they land jobs.  Find out the top paid majors in this field in the following post.

Majors in languages and literature were the top-paid among class of 2014 liberal arts graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Are You Asking the Right Questions During Your Entry Level Job Search?

When searching for an entry level job, it is important to understand that asking the right questions could get you closer to being hired.  In the following post, learn when to ask these questions and what kind to ask.

Do you talk more than listen? Does your ego get in the way of building relationships? Do you find yourself advocating your view of the world more often than inquiring about other people’s perspectives? Most people love to talk about themselves. Start talking about yourself in response, without embracing what was just said, and

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Posted July 31, 2013 by

College Students, Unsure about an Entry Level Job or Career Just Yet? Don’t Stress

While some college students may know exactly what entry level job and/or career they want, others may need more time to figure it out, and that’s okay.  Learn why in the following post.

Career confusion can happen at any age. It may start during childhood, when a teacher says you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up and then crushes your dreams by explaining that “mermaid” is not a viable career option. My personal career panic set in during a high school career assessment. As my classmates were

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Posted May 17, 2013 by

Can Recent College Graduate Jobs Lead to Careers that Fulfill Many Interests? Learn 6 Tips to Get You Started.

It may be challenging to find recent college graduate jobs that fulfill multiple interests.  The following post has six tips that can begin a path that leads to a career where you can satisfy all of your passions.

Do you cringe when thinking about pursuing only one career? As someone with a lot of different passions—someone with both a film degree and a law degree, who did freelance Web design and played classical violin for much of her life—I couldn’t imagine ever finding a single career that would keep

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Posted April 03, 2013 by

Stay in School…No Really, Stay in School

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College student thinking about what course to take. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The collegiate degree is the new high school diploma. What does that mean? That means that employers who used to be happy with a simple high school diploma are now requiring candidates—even those for low paid entry level positions—to have a college degree. This means that college isn’t really optional anymore.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you don’t still have a lot of wiggle room when choosing your field of study. Most employers, with the exceptions of a few highly specialized industries like medicine, engineering and teaching, do not really care what kind of degree you have, as long as you have one. So why not consider one of the following degree programs? (more…)

Posted February 26, 2013 by

Top Paying Liberal Arts Majors

Top Paying Liberal Arts MajorsThree liberal arts majors had average starting salaries that topped $40,000 in 2012, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey (see Figure 1) found that the top-paying liberal arts majors in 2012 were: (more…)