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Posted June 06, 2014 by

Trades Are Cool Again

Carpenter at work on industrial job site

Carpenter at work on industrial job site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For some, the “college experience” is an exciting prospect that starts with trying out subjects that will hopefully lead to a career and ends with the rude awakening of abundant student loans and no job post-graduation to pay them off – or potentially worse, being stuck in a career you’ve discovered just isn’t right. When you need a career path re-evaluation, or when you can’t secure a job (or even an interview) post graduation, use this game plan to determine options. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2014 by

College Recruiter helping to increase number of young women in STEM careers

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Saint Paul, MN (February 5, 2014) – Economists anticipate that within six years there will be 1.4 million job openings for computer specialists. A potential source for these jobs are graduates of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at American colleges and universities. Yet these schools graduate only about 400,000 STEM majors per year. One possibility for helping to greatly increase the number of grads is to increase the number of people entering the programs. There are a number of possible ways to accomplish that goal, but one of the most appealing is to encourage young women to enter the traditionally male dominated STEM fields.

Despite holding six in 10 American jobs, women held just 26 percent of computing occupations in 2012. Advance IT Minnesota launched the Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing awards program to help bridge this gender and talent gap, and support, recognize and encourage young women in high school interested in computing and technology. To offer the award, Advance IT Minnesota partnered with College Recruiter along with a number of other Minnesota organizations including Cargill, ESP-IT, General Mills, Marco, Maverick Software Consulting, Microsoft, The Nerdery, Pearson, PeopleNet, Securian, Sport Ngin, Symantec, TC Chapter of the Association of Women in Computing, Thomson Reuters, Unisys, Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and ViaWest. (more…)

Posted November 05, 2013 by

How to Recruit STEM Students to the Middle of the Country: @Acxiom at #truCollegeRecruiter

Minneapolis, MN – [November 5, 2013] – 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, is pleased to announce that Allison Nicholas of Acxiom will lead a discussion track on How to Recruit STEM Students to the Middle of the Country at #truCollegeRecruiter Dallas and that tickets are now available at www.truCollegeRecruiter.com for our fourth, fifth, and sixth recruiting events for hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource leaders. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2013 by

What Significant Role a STEM Education is Playing?

The word STEM in multiple colors placed on the American flag

The word STEM in multiple colors placed on the American flag. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education has emerged to be the most important issue for any nation. In this global marketplace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are considered as the most important part of education. In the recent years, this program has been widely promoted and accepted too. The aim of this education system is to systematize technology into daily classroom teaching procedures and providing advanced training to the teachers. Overall, it helps to enlarge core knowledge assessment approaches. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2013 by

Where Are The Jobs For Millennials?

Tru Pettigrew

Tru Pettigrew, Founder of Tru Access

Many millennials are struggling to find jobs upon graduation. Even more are struggling to find jobs in their field. There are a host of reasons that have been discussed and explored as to why this is the case. Why are so many driven young men and women armed with Bachelors and Masters degrees finding themselves unemployed or underemployed? (more…)

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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Are English Majors Doomed?

Posted May 01, 2013 by

7 Science Jobs for Recent College Graduates If They Have Not Earned a PhD

Even if they have not earned PhDs in science, there are jobs for recent college graduates who have other degrees or a certificate.  The following post includes seven of these job opportunities.

Thinking about a future in science? You should. A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that can change the world as we know it. Plus, they come with some pretty sweet work perks. As one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, the demand for science professionals is blowing up. Georgetown University’s

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7 Cool Science Jobs That Don’t Require a PhD

Posted April 24, 2013 by

CollegeRecruiter.com CEO Faith Rothberg M.C.’s Women in Computing Awards for High Schoolers

Faith Rothberg at NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Ceremony

Faith Rothberg at NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Ceremony

Last week, Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com, served as the Master of Ceremonies for an awards ceremony designed to encourage young women to enter the highly rewarding career fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing awards ceremony was held on April 18, 2013 at the Unisys Corporation data center in Eagan, Minnesota. The ceremony was organized by Advance IT Minnesota, the high-tech talent incubator run by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. There were six winners and five runners-up in the first annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award for high school students. Winners from across the state were selected based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technology-related fields. Additionally, one Minnesota student was named a winner of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing award, an honor given to only 35 students in the nation, and another Minnesota student was selected as a runner-up for the national award. Winners and runners-up were chosen from a national applicant pool exceeding 1,800 young women. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2013 by

STEM Careers: Women in the Workforce

You have probably heard about the need for more workers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, especially women.  Because of the demand in these areas, women have a chance to close the gender gap that exists, as well as be part of the closing wage gap with their male counterparts.  However, in order to see more women enter STEM careers, there need to be opportunities for them to succeed.  The following infographic has more information. (more…)