Archives for category: College Graduates

Georgetown University knows what they’re talking about. Recently, it is the relationship of your college major vs. unemployment. Who do you think is finding success and not falling into the 7.9% of jobless bachelor holders?

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I’ll give you a hint… STEM. For those visual learners, see more about the recent report here HARD TIMES: Your Major Matters or via NPR by reading If the Employment Game Has Changed, Who is Teaching the Rules?

“The twenty-something brain is especially sensitive to criticism and correction.” – Meg Jay, Clinical Psychologist at the University of Virginia

The Defining DecadeAlthough we’re a sensitive group, we must be mindful of our most “defining decade of adulthood.” This includes taking professional risks, staying enriched and exploring passions. Read more abour Meg Jay’s TED2013 Talk Here: Make the Most of Your 20′s

Be sure to check our Meg Jay’s Book as well: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

CareerBuilder shows survey results of the best paying jobs for 2 and 4 year degrees. There are many engineers and technicians in this list. However, the survey still shows that the path to professional success begins with higher education.

Best Paying Jobs for 2-and-4 Year Degrees

“The price of his dream job was saying no to the many good, parallel paths he encountered.”

Probably one of the best articles I have read on career guidance in years. This brings clarity to my love of education and allows me to reflect on how I can best utilize my “highest point of contribution” in the field.

Harvard Business Review: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

 

What drives you? What makes you feel alive? Tom Rath can help.

My career “spark” began in an adolescent development class in 2009. I knew I wanted to be part of an educational journey, but I was still maneuvering through “how.” I realized my purpose, passions and skills by speaking to mentors and by participating in a life-changing assessment: StrengthFinder 2.0.

This bestseller brings forth your 5 top talents and how they can be developed. Rath also gives you a clear way to look at your strengths personally and professionally (in the last year, I’ve bought 7 copes for fellow friends!). If you’re still struggling to narrow down how you can bring forth your best “self,” I encourage you to spend $14(-ish) dollars on Amazon.

Here is what I found out about me! My top StrengthFinder Themes are:

*Achiever
*Positivity
*Intellection
*Empathy
*Learner

Happy Discovering!

NPR reports on the value of a college degree. Anthony P. Carnevale, Director and Lead of Study highlights:

The economy has added jobs specifically geared towards populations who have at least a bachelors degree. The unemployment rate for those with a college degree is only at 6% compared to those with only a high school education at 24%.

More specifically, this study creates awareness that ”the economy that is coming is one where the value of education after high school really determines whether or not you join the middle class.” To hear more in detail, click below:

Study: College Degree Holds Its Value