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  • If Our Higher Education System Is Broken, How Can We Fix It?
    by Kathy Caprino - May 22, 2017
    We’ve all heard the many pundits and researchers claim that our country’s current educational model is simply not sustainable for the vast majority of students and families who want to engage in it, now and in the future. Costs are soaring and student debt is escalating, with the national student loan debt at $1.41 trillion, leaving us to wonder exactly why are higher education prices so exorbitant and will the...
  • Career Wisdom for the Class of 2017
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 15, 2017
    It is commencement season and newly minted graduates will be entering the career world in droves. From undergrads to those earning advanced degrees, micro credentials, and everything in-between – The Class of 2017 is ready to get to work. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) rates the job market for new 2017 graduates as “good” – a positive uptick from the last few years. While t...
  • Attend A College That Has Your Back
    by Bob Roth - May 3, 2017
    More than two million students enter college each year with the expectation that the colleges they attend will take care of them when problems and emergencies pop up. Some students will be pleased with the way their college responds to their issues while others will be disappointed, some may even be outraged. So many things happen on college campuses today that incoming students never anticipate. To make better comparison...
  • How Schools Can Provide Career Help
    by Carole Kanchier - May 3, 2017
    What kind of career assistance did you receive when you were in high school? What kind of help are young people you know getting? What can you do to help? Mavis, a recent law graduate, doesn't want to practice law. But what to do? Mark, a grade 12 student, wants to take a year off before completing any post high training. His parents are upset. The dilemmas of Mavis and Mark are common. Being undecided about career d...
  • Resume Advice for College Students
    by Robin Schlinger - April 28, 2017
    Q. I am going to be graduating soon with a degree in economics but I really want to work in the fashion industry. How can I apply for jobs when all my education is pointing in the wrong direction? A. Many of us find that our careers take off in directions that have little if anything to do with our degree. I’m a professional resume writer but my degree from MIT is in Chemical Engineering. That does not mean my degree...
  • Students Must Still Do This Themselves
    by Bob Roth - April 3, 2017
    Knowing what to do and knowing how to do it are not the same as doing it. Although others can tell college students how to impress their target employers, the students themselves must perform the activities and achieve the results that employers want, need and expect. Having a roadmap, an app or a guidance system is good, but as of today, someone still has to drive the car. Employers have expectations. When students...
  • Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
    with Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - March 27, 2017
    Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
  • Lessons College Students Need To Learn
    by Bob Roth - March 1, 2017
    When students enter college they will be expected to behave like adults. That means that they will do their own work, solve their own problems and interact with others in an adult or professional manner. That is just the beginning. To live their lives as graduates who are happy, highly respected and paid well enough to achieve their goals, they should be building the platform on which to launch their careers while they...
  • Can Coding Camps/Schools Get You A Job? The Real Answer Applies to All Career Changers...
    by Kris Dunn - February 16, 2017
    In a post-Trump world where AI is increasingly eliminating jobs that aren't coming back to the states - or to earth for that matter - it's a good exercise to think about workforce development/retraining alternatives that are out there. Let's look at one of those alternatives that has been especially hot. Coding bootcamps, which are Code camp 12- or 14-week programs that teach software engineering - are increasi...
  • Challenging Interview Questions
    with Lynne Eisaguirre and Cady Chesney - February 10, 2017
    Proper preparation for a job interview can make a candidate stand out from the crowd. Recent college graduates don’t have a lot of experience interviewing, but that can be overcome! Join host Cady Chesney and guest Lynne Eisaguirre, President of Workplaces That Work, as they dive into how can successfully prepare by knowing how to answer some challenging questions.