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College grads expect to earn $60,000 in their first job: here’s how much they actually make

The following appeared on February 17, 2019 on CNBC.Com: Each year, enthusiastic university commencement speakers tell students that the hard work they did in college will pay off if they simply continue to persevere. But a recent survey from LendEdu highlights how some of graduates’ expectations are not being met. LendEdu analyzed a College Pulse… Continue Reading »

From Stress to More Stress: How Can We Help Our College Kids?

Dale Troy is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. She was certified as a health coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She currently has a health coach practice that focuses on college students. Dale has three daughters, two of whom graduated from college and one is a senior. Below are… Continue Reading »

Class of 2019 Starting Salary Data

Source: Winter 2019 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers The initial starting salary projections for Class of 2019 bachelor’s degree graduates strongly indicate that those with STEM degrees will continue to earn the highest starting salaries, according to results of Winter 2019 Salary Survey. The top-paid graduates this year are once again expected… Continue Reading »

Job prospects for the Class of 2018 are vastly different from 10 years ago

The following appeared in Marketwatch.com by Jillian Berman. Some young adults who graduated during the Great Recession are still struggling Students graduating from college this year are facing a very different economy from those who left school in 2008. As Anna Hallahan prepared to graduate from Georgetown University this year, she wasn’t feeling too much… Continue Reading »

Why your first job out of college really, really matters

The following article appeared on CNBC.com on June 26, 2018. It makes some great points as to how critically important it is for a new grad to find the right job: Many college graduates are eager to find work — any work. But that first job, however arbitrary, can impact the rest of their career.… Continue Reading »

Tips For Turning a Post-Graduation Internship Into a Permanent Job

The following by Mike Profita appeared in theballance.com in January 2018.  Great insight for those looking to turn their post-graduation internship into a permanent position: 12 Tips for Turning a Post-Graduate Internship into a Job 1. As soon as you begin your internship, take every opportunity to introduce yourself to co-workers in as many roles and departments… Continue Reading »

So Just How Does A Potential Employer Feel About Your Major

Always a great conversation when I join the team from “College Coach” on their podcast.  In this episode we discuss the level of importance a new grads major plays in the eyes of an employer. Remember your major is a component of your candidacy but should not limit a student from applying to a position… Continue Reading »

What Employers Seek on a Resume

The Following was published by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Its great information as to the attributes employers want to see in new hires transitioning from campus to a career: NACE: December 11, 2017: According to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2018 survey, Employers responding to the survey said these are attributes—beyond a strong GPA—that they most… Continue Reading »

Be Mindful Of That Other Transition Taking Place 4 Years From Now

Selecting a college is a time of transition. There are so many things to consider when deciding which school is the right choice for your child. Curriculum, geography, size, cost, student population, public or private; the list of decision points seems to get bigger and more complicated every year. So as you plot out your… Continue Reading »