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 »

College Degrees With the Highest (And Lowest) Starting Salaries In 2017

The following appeared in FORBES on June 28, 2017 by Karsten Strauss : Ever wonder which college degree can get you the best salary the minute they hand you the diploma? The answer lies within the realms of engineering and technology. Thanks to a report from Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI), students… Continue Reading »

This Summer’s Internship- A 10 Week Interview…

As your junior year comes to a close, your most important interview is about to take place. And if handled correctly, your upcoming internship could lead to much more than a summer paycheck. Consider this: according to CareerBuilder 63% of graduates who complete a paid internship will receive a job offer to join their employer… Continue Reading »

The Most Successful Interviews End With A Close

Over my career, I lost count many years ago how many times I would walk back to my office after an interview thinking, “I wonder if they really want to work here.” You have heard it before: Your interview is a sales call and you are the product. So what do the most successful sales… Continue Reading »

The Class of 2016: Who Hired Them Into What Jobs

Good news for current students. A look back at the 1.8MM graduates that comprised the Class of 2016 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows companies hired 5.2% more new grads than in 2015 while starting salaries rose 3.8% to $52,569. As reported by LinkedIn, here’s a look at some of the data… Continue Reading »

Record Debt and Loans Impact Everyone

You feel fortunate. You belong to the 29% of graduating students who will leave college debt-free and therefore may believe today’s amount of student loans and record debt are issues that do not impact you. This is simply not the case. Consider the following environment that exists for over 70 percent of your classmates or… Continue Reading »

A Disconnect

There is a disconnect between today’s candidates for entry level positions and the managers interviewing them. According to a joint report from PayScale, and Future Workplace while 87% of recent graduates said they feel well prepared to hit the ground running after graduation, only half of hiring managers surveyed agree with them. Why the disconnect?… Continue Reading »