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Posted September 19, 2014 by

Hiring for Internships Drops 3.4%

National Association of Colleges and Employers logoCompetition for internships may become that much tougher, as some employers are reducing their hires for these positions.  Learn more in the following post.

While employers plan to hire 1.3% more bachelor’s-degree level interns in 2014 than they did a year ago, overall intern hiring will fall 3.4% in 2014 from last year, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Employers Want New Hires with These Skills and Qualities

If you are a recent college graduate, there are certain skills and qualities employers are looking for that will improve your chances of getting a new job.  Find out which are most important in the following post. (more…)

Posted September 11, 2014 by

College Grads in Class of 2014 See Starting Salaries Increase 7.5%

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Four happy college graduates standing in a row. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There is some great news for college graduates in the class of 2014.  Their starting salaries have increased by 7.5% according to a recent report.  Learn more in the following post.

The overall average starting salary for Class of 2014 college graduates stands at $48,707, up 7.5% from the average of $45,327 posted by the Class of 2013 at this time last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Embark on a New Life: Top 3 Cities for College Grads

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Young man indoors holding card boxes. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recent college grads can expect a slightly better job outlook than those who graduated in 2013, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Spring Update Survey. The survey revealed that employers plan to hire 8.6 percent more 2014 graduates than they hired from last year’s 2013 class. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a much easier time nabbing that perfect job—increase the odds just by living in the city that is right for you. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2014 by

5 Reasons Why Internships and Co-ops Are Essential!

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Intern organizing shelves in supermarket under supervision of store manager. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you’re a student, you might be looking into part-time jobs to make some money during the school year, or maybe a full-time job for the summer. While making money to help pay for school sounds like a good idea, it might end up costing you money in the long term.

The reason is simple: it’s getting harder and harder for university and college graduates to find a full-time job in their career path once they graduate—especially for those who do not have any practical work experience. It has become incredibly valuable for students to take co-ops during the school year and internships in the summer.

Here’s why. (more…)

Posted June 23, 2014 by

7 Hot Entry-Level Jobs for Recent Grads

Andrea Fisher

Andrea Fisher

It’s challenging to find a well-paying job right out of college. Even though the economy has bounced back in the past couple of years, it’s hard to find industries that are hiring and offer competitive salaries. To make the most of your diploma, the job search is all about knowing which industries to target.

According to a recent salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average college graduate makes about $45,473. Fortunately, there are a number of positions that are frequently hiring— and their starting salaries are well within the national starting average. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Internship Finder, 16 People Who Have Been Successful from Having this Experience

As an internship finder, you can benefit from having this experience before getting a job.  Don’t take my word for it, though.  The following post includes an infographic featuring 16 people who have been successful from having an internship.

Companies are now beginning to realize that a strong intern can be the key to their company blooming into a large scale competitor — especially in the tech industry. We are seeing businesses begin to allow interns to actually get their hands dirty and excel doing real work. What’s the catch, though? Why now? To better understand

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors

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Concept of learning English. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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 27, 2014 by

7 Tips for Making Your Internship a Success

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

With roughly one-in-four employers recruiting entry-level workers from the pool of current and former interns, it is more important than ever for college and university students and recent graduates to perform well in these employment proving grounds.  Unfortunately, many of those embarking on summer internship programs in the coming days and weeks could fail to make a positive impression on their employers, according to one workplace authority.

“Thousands of young people will participate in paid and unpaid internships this summer.  While most will do a good job meeting the responsibilities laid out for them, many will not take the extra steps required to ensure that they stand out, thus increasing the chances of becoming a permanent employee down the road,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Internships are an essential stepping stone to full-time employment for entry-level job seekers.  In a recent survey of 100 human resources professionals by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 26 percent of respondents said that internships are the leading source from which entry-level candidates are recruited and hired. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2014 by

Internship Finder, How Much Longer Will Unpaid College Internships be Available?

If you’re an internship finder, understand that a paid or unpaid internship can give you valuable experience.  However, will unpaid internships continue?  Learn more in the following post.

The unpaid college internship, which reigned supreme over the past decade as the way to secure a job after graduation, may soon be disappearing. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, both employers and colleges are starting to rethink their internship policies. In light of several high-profile lawsuits brought by former interns (including

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