Life After College: What It’s Really All About

Ms. Career Girl

Universities and colleges award an average of 1 million associate’s degrees and nearly 2 million bachelor’s degrees to graduating students every year. A fair few (myself included) find themselves stepping into a world starkly different from college living. Whether you’re freshly graduated or dreaming of those college years so suddenly behind you, I have news for you: life after college is never what it seems, but this doesn’t mean it has to be a letdown.

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The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads

Career Alley

When it comes to facts and figures a college degree really is the only option even though grads will carry some debt into their new careers. In fact, most American workers with a four-year college degree will earn over one million dollars more than their non-degreed young professionals during their career path, the U.S. Byline: Lance Hines – Lance is a freelance writer and an artist who lives in Boston. Say Yes to College and Goodbye to Unemployment.

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Many Colleges and Universities have jumped on Pinterest

Resume Bear

So we are not at all surprised to find out that colleges and college students are joining in on the fun, too. Many colleges and universities have jumped on Pinterest to create their own boards for prospective and current students, alumni, and other interested parties, and lots of them are doing a really great job. From game day fashion to alumni baby photos, college pinboards are full of some really fun and useful stuff. Historic Boston.

The College Student’s Guide to a Winning Resume

Resume Bear

She had put her home address in New Jersey down while applying for full-time positions in Boston. What to include on your resume: In addition to your education, include work experience, both relevant and not, volunteer experience, college activities/clubs/organizations, leadership roles, team projects, skills and interests. Deborah Federico is an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services in the School of Management at Boston University. Gone in sixty seconds.

Dual Enrollment Students More Likely to Attend, Graduate From College

Resume Bear

High school students who take college courses are significantly more likely to attend and graduate from college than peers who do not, according to a study of more than 30,000 Texas high school graduates by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future (JFF). JFF’s study, Taking College Courses in High School: A Strategy for College Readiness , tracked 32,908 students who graduated from Texas high schools in 2004.

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I was calm until I read about colleges staying closed until September 2022

Penelope Trunk

” I told myself she would quell my loneliness and she’d help my older son do a summer project to add to his college application, which, as you can imagine, I have been working on with him for the last five years. This means that colleges will not open for 2020 or 2021.

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Study finds a Third of US College Students would Rather Have Started a Business

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, you’ve spent years studying hard while working your way through college, scrimping and scraping by in the hopes of graduating with a degree that’ll propel you big-time onto the proverbial career ladder. For the study, entitled “The Multi-Generational Job Search”, produced by Boston-based consulting firm Millennial Branding and career network, found almost two-thirds of US employers would now consider hiring a candidate without a college degree.

2014 116

Using Your Network

Hiring Technical People

Q&A with the Recruiting Animal → Using Your Network Posted on May 13, 2008 by johanna I found my first job with the help of an on-campus recruiter, and with a local Boston-area recruiter. But when they graduate from college and are ready to increase their professional networks, I will connect with them on LinkedIn, offering them the use of my network. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

2008 120

Top 10 Cities For New Grads

Resume Bear

Though staying in your hometown or college town does have its benefits – relocating can open you up to much more career opportunities. Boston, MA – Boston has the lowest unemployment rate of the top east coast cities (7.1%), yet the cost living is higher than NYC ($1,112). Still, Boston hones many educated citizens and large companies. For those ready to graduate this spring, have you decided where you’re going to live?

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Empowering Women in Business: Intercollegiate Business Convention Year 10

Ms. Career Girl

This year’s tenth annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) will take place on October 18, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. . Featured Goals Job Search Life After College News The post Empowering Women in Business: Intercollegiate Business Convention Year 10 appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2014 205

Take Charge of Your Career as a Freshman


Welcome to college! Believe it or not, your first year of college is the best time to begin your career planning and preparation. Either way, it makes sense to write down some specific career goals for your four years of college. Nancy Bilmes, the Director of the Center for Career Development at UConn, makes the following recommendation: “Do two or three high quality internships during your college career.”.

2014 121

ResumeBear Tips For “2012? New Grads on Linkedin

Resume Bear

Our New Networking series has taken a look at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook, Twitter, and now, LinkedIn. Ask for recommendations: Check in with former employers, professors, colleagues, and classmates to greatly improve your LinkedIn profile with recommendations from those who know you in your college/professional life.

2012 217

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

Boston Scientific. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Featured Articles For Recruiters Government Jobs Green Jobs Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Job Openings Job Trends Jobs News Why ResumeBear? CareerBliss announces employees’ choice for the happiest places to work! See Top 10 We’re proud to reveal the winners of CareerBliss’ Happiest Companies in America Awards for 2012, thanks to thousands of employees from around the country.Of

2012 197

Why You Should Be Terrified of the Rising Millennial and Gen Z Work Force

Evil HR Lady

When a college student needs counseling because he’s scored a B on a report card, or worse, calls the police because there’s a mouse roaming the apartment, we can kind of laugh about it. Peter Gray, PhD, a research professor at Boston College who studies how children learn and value play, writes about declining resilience in college students in Psychology Today.

2015 180

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Ben Casnocha has one of the most thorough, self-examined discussions about the value of college on his blog. He went to college, probably, because so many people told him to. Ben left college. But still, it’s tough to be in college right now. Thanks, community college.

2010 85

60 Percent of Jobs are Filled through Referrals

Resume Bear

A long list of companies with familiar names use SilkRoad’s other products, including Boston University, the Washington Post, United Way, Benjamin Moore Paints, Crate & Barrel and Sony Pictures. Career Advice Changing Careers College Graduates College Students Hidden Job Market Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Research career job hunting job search strategy job seekers resumebear

2011 197

40 Best Career Counselor Blogs for the Brand New Graduate

Resume Bear

Transitioning from college into full-time work is rarely an easy journey. Boston Career Counselor Blog : Get some free career counseling that will help you whip your resume into shape, ace an interview and network your way into a new job. Recommended Post: “ Top 10 College Career Services Blogs.&#. Career Jockey : Finding your first job after college might be rough, but sites like this one can help.

2011 202

Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

The unemployment rate for workers with college degrees is half that of their non-degree-holding counterparts.) The city of 11,000 near the Pennsylvania border is now “one of the best places to make breakthrough products in the world,” Rivkin said, thanks to the company’s investment in the local school system, community colleges, and town infrastructure. The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization , for example, has worked extensively with Occupy Boston. “I

Students and Grads Top 10 Companies

Resume Bear

When we looked at Top 10 lists for mid-sized companies (1000 – 10,000 employees) across different countries, some interesting trends emerged: The Boston Consulting Group & Facebook have the most global appeal to students and recent graduates – either of them appear in every Top 10 country list except Brazil. Encourage them to share job openings in their college alumni groups on LinkedIn. Top 10 Companies for Students and Graduates.

2012 196

Benefits of Studying for an MSAE Degree


Progression within this industry does require training and certification in addition to your BA, of which the Boston College MSAE degree is an excellent example. The difference between economics and applied economics, is in layman’s terms at least, easy to define.

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Chat with Katherine Brooks, Author of “You Majored in What?!”

Ms. Career Girl

Career Girl on May 4, 2010 Today I had the chance to chat with the author of one of my favorite career books for college students and graduating seniors. Whether you are struggling to find a job, are unsure of what you want to “do” after college or have a case of the post-college blues this book is relevant. Later on when I started working with liberal arts students at a college back East (Dickinson College) I realized that they had the same questions and challenges I did.

2010 187

Who are the 10 Most Connected People on LinkedIn?

Resume Bear

Greater Boston Area. Career Advice College Graduates For Recruiters Human Resource News Job Market Social Media Success Stories linkedin resumebearIn honor of LinkedIn passing the 100 Million member mark this week, I thought I’d introduce you to the 10 most connected people on LinkedIn. Each of these members has at least 30,000 first-level connections. Ron’s got the most with more than 43K! Ron Bates. Managing Principal, Executive Advantage Group, Inc.

2011 196

How to Make Yourself More Marketable

Ms. Career Girl

It’s okay if you don’t yet have the money to move, particularly to a place that is known for high living costs like New York or Boston. Goals Job Search Life After College Rumor has it that once upon a time finding a job was about picking the company for which you most wanted to work. That’s what my parents say, anyway. Today we job seekers are facing the exact opposite scenario.

2014 143

Long Distance Interviewing

Careers Done Write

They are in Boston. I am a recent college grad and this is all really new. ” Avoid asking about who covers the cost of the trip to Boston. Wait until you are invited to Boston. Dear Deb, I read your article on Skype interviews. I had a phone interview with an HR manager last week. I am interviewing via Skype with the hiring manager in a few days. I live in Denver. How many distance interviews will they conduct before they ask me to visit their office?

2013 135

5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

” In January 2010, Gowel and his co-founder Mark Rockefeller started RockTech , a Boston-based software company that has built online tools for CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and job seekers to help leverage their LinkedIn accounts. College Graduates Featured Articles Social Media Why ResumeBear? The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker.

2012 205

Top 10 Cities of Geeks

Resume Bear

Eight colleges, seminaries, and/or graduate schools call Hartford home, as does the country’s second oldest high school. Carlisle, MA : Carlisle, MA, includes one of the richest zip codes in the country, and the highest number of residents who hold a college degree or higher: over 83% of everyone in the town. The tiny city was founded in 1651 and is located about 25 miles from Boston. Remember when geeks started having a comeback? Are they cool yet?

2011 199

9 Famous Professors Who Rarely Teach

Resume Bear

George Clinton, Professor of Music, Berklee College of Music. The prestigious Berklee College of Music just awarded George Clinton, leader of the ground-breaking funk band Parliament-Funkadelic, an honorary doctor of music degree. And who wouldn’t want to enroll in a college-level course taught by “the disco king with the monster sound”? Parliament-Funkadelic held a teaching residency at Boston College prior to Clinton receiving the degree.

2012 165

Making New Year’s Resolutions:  Start with a Vision of Your “Future Me”

Ms. Career Girl

A former senior middle manager at IBM, she has a DBA in strategy from the Questrom School, Boston University. She is also a graduate of Columbia University in New York City and Simmons College in Boston. As the New Year approaches, people say things like, “My resolution is to be better at everything in this New Year.” “I’ll I’ll lose weight.” “I’ll I’ll go to the gym three times a week.” “I’ll I’ll network more.”

2018 170

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2012 Rankings of World’s Best Universities

Resume Bear

The 2012 World’s Best rankings, which include colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe, are available online at News Best Colleges rankings, the World’s Best Universities rates schools on factors such as academic reputation, the proportion of international faculty, and the proportion of international students. UCL (University College London) (United Kingdom). Imperial College London (United Kingdom).

2012 105

Great Job Interview, Have You Said Thank You?

Career Alley

Thank You Letters – Boston College’s Career Center offers good advice on Thank You letters. This is the second article on Thank You letters (the first was “ Have you sent your Thank You letter ?”). ”). Thank You letters (also know as Follow-up Letters) should be a part of your job search marketing toolkit (see Job Search Marketing Toolkit ) and you should have some basic templates ready to go before the interview.

2015 231

The Dark Side of Telecommuting to the Office

Evil HR Lady

Pratt , a management professor at Boston College that talks about this dark side of telecommuting. The perk that many, many people want ? The ability to work from home-either part time or full time. In fact, so many people want this that a lot of companies have implemented telecommuting policies. For those of us who love working from home, this is fantastic. No commute. We’re home when UPS brings our packages.

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Career Coach in Boston. Home to world renown colleges and universities, Boston is the 21 st most populous city in the United States. Being a port city, Boston provides access and opportunity to individuals looking to advance their careers.

2020 52

What are the Big Do’s and Don’ts During a Job Interview?

Career Alley

Author Byline: Boston Technical Recruiter. Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap , a content exchange service sponsored by , a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities. “ Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. &# - John Maxwell.

2011 215

LinkedIn’s Youthful Expansion


Their fastest growing demographic for LinkedIn is currently college students and new grads. The new University Pages and Alumni Tool gives new insight for high school students considering colleges and career paths. The LinkedIn data is different from what they might find at CollegeData, College Board, Naviance or Princeton Review. in Boston? Students will be able to: Get regular news updates from prospective colleges and companies.

2013 117

The benefits of transparency are bigger than you can imagine, which is why transparency feels so hard

Penelope Trunk

He’s in Boston now. ” I want to believe I picked Boston because there is a teacher there who is a good fit. But really I think I picked Boston because I never tell anyone how much I’m failing my kids, but Lauren visits me a lot , so maybe she sort of already knows, because she says things like, “There needs to be a lid on your trash can so the garbage doesn’t make the whole kitchen smell.” But the next day I sent my younger son to Boston.

2018 74

Not Blowing Sh*t Up At Work is Hard.

The HR Capitalist

Yep - Willard Sims was my college basketball coach at NE Missouri (later renamed Truman State, because, you know, we can't let people think our mission is to simply serve the region we reside in - the horrors!), I'm on the road, so an email back from a plane somewhere on the way to Boston is how it's going to go down. "You think this is hard? This isn't hard. You know what's hard?

2017 86

5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media Positive

Ms. Career Girl

The twins and college students started their separate brands, Springpop and The Newsette , during their sophomore year of college. Now, heading into their senior year at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University respectively, the duo is determined to supply stress-free, streamlined social platforms for young women to explore lifestyle, fashion and career topics. The college students and twin sisters have since created Springpop and The Newsette respectively.

Top Internship Programs Announced

Ms. Career Girl

As everyone knows, an internship is essential to college students looking to advance their careers in a chosen industry,” said Tara McCaffrey, VP of Marketing at Companies are looking to recruit top talent before they graduate college and are using internships as the best way to assess potential employees. At the same time, college students view internships as the best way to test drive their chosen career path. The Boston Consulting Group.

10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day

Ms. Career Girl

A refreshingly honest and emotionally honest book written by a mother and given to her daughter on the first day of college, chances are this enchanting guide will leave readers in tears, laughs, and in inspiring bouts of every feeling in between. Four young immigrant women in Boston use their weekly pottery making group as a setting to launch their dreams, ambitions and heart’s true desires. The post 10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2017 168

What I’ve been hiding

Penelope Trunk

College applications were hell. He didn’t want to leave the Boston area, and I didn’t want him to go into debt. I had to deal with college applications.

2021 53

Networking means making real friends.

Penelope Trunk

I took my kids to a four-day music workshop in Boston. Now we are tourists in Boston. So I go through my list of people who I know who I would want to hang out with in Boston, and the list is really long. And one of the notable things about my relationship with him is that he was fresh out of college when I met him, and I had a falling-apart marriage , and he used to babysit my kids while I went to meetings with investors. There are no Chase branches in Boston.

3 Easy Tips for Using Job Outlook in Choosing a Career

Career Key

The number of job openings for software engineers in metropolitan Boston will be very different from those in Tuscon, Arizona. School Counseling Career Tips College Counseling Career Change career explorationKnowing the job outlook for careers that match your personality and interest you is critical to making a good career choice. While job salary is very important, it's not much use if there are only 50 job openings in the U.S. with that salary (think “supermodel.”)

2008 100

Job Search – Soft Landing or Hard?

Career Alley

Early in my career I went on a business trip to Boston with our company’s head of Operations. College alumni Associations – Check out your college alumni association as well as your colleges job recruiting center. I was in my early thirties and he was in his fifties and was a former US Air force pilot. As we landed, the plane bounced a few times on the runway, swerved back and forth and for a few minutes I did not think we would make it.

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