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The End of Men, The Rise of Women, Not So Clear Cut

When Hanna Rosin first raised the issue of “The End of Men” in  The Atlantic  in the summer of 2010,  it certainly seemed that way. The Great Recession of 2008, was also being called the “Mancession” because of the loss of typically male jobs from construction work to finance. Read the rest of this entry »

Does Your Resume Reflect Your Strengths?

October 17th, 2012 by admin in employment, jobs skills, majors, survey, Volunteering

In an age of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn, there is a lingering question about whether the traditional resume is even necessary, especially for digital natives. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Expectations for the Class of 2013

October 3rd, 2012 by admin in employment, majors

In a press release last week the National Association of College and Employers had some good news for the Class of 2013. Hiring Hiring   will be up 13% ov the Class of 2012.

Finance, computer and information science and accounting majors are expected to be in greatest demand. Engineering, marketing and economics graduates are also expected to fare well.

Salaries for New Grads Inch Higher; Workplace Flexibility Sought

September 13th, 2012 by admin in Careers, compensation, corporate culture, majors, Uncategorized

In perhaps another encouraging sign in the job market the  National Association of Colleges and Employers released data that showed salaries inched up for the graduates of the class of 2012.
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Certificates Instead of College, Who Benefits?

June 6th, 2012 by admin in compensation, employment, jobs skills, majors

 In a new study released today by the  Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the U.S., increasing from six percent n 1980 to 22 percent of awards today.

Certificates are more affordable than college, usually taken less than a year complete and can mean a higher salary.

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College Majors, Starting Salaries and Job Growth

February 8th, 2012 by admin in Careers, compensation, majors, survey, Uncategorized

The National Association for Colleges and Employers recently released a report that shows job growth and starting salaries by major. Salaries increased the most for business and computer science majors and barely budged in math and sciences. What does this say about the presumed shortages STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)

Separately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics   released data last week about job growth between 2010-2020 and anticipates much of the growth will be in health professions and education. And the report gives credence to education beyond a B.A. or B.S. with jobs requiring a Master’s degree are expected to grow over 21% faster than for any other education category.

Choosing a College Major with a Career in Mind

Last week a report entitled  What’s It Worth The Economic Value of College Majors was released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and made a big splash, covered by Time Magazine and The New York Times among others.    Read the rest of this entry »

Pay Gap Persists for Female Undergraduates and MBA’s

It’s graduation season. And those lucky graduates who have landed jobs, may have some disappointing news if they are female. The wage gap is alive and well. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Jobs for the Class of 2011

February 24th, 2011 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, majors

Back in January we reported 47% of accounting majors received job offers before graduation, followed closely by business majors, 45% of whom received offers.

Now the results of a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 3 have been released. Among the class of 2011 accounting majors are currently receiving the most job offers. Read the rest of this entry »