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What Price–Opting Out

August 7th, 2013 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, Uncategorized, Volunteering, women

This weekend in  The New York Times Magazine   Judith Warner, known for her book Perfect Madness Motherhood in an Age of Anxiety  writes about a generation of women who want back into the workforce after leaving it a decade ago. 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 »

An Income Gap for Baby Boomers During Career Transitions

New research from Civic Ventures, a San Francisco think tank aimed at baby boomers who want to combine work with social purpose illuminates some of the challenges to doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of a Paid Internship

October 19th, 2011 by admin in Careers, employment, Uncategorized, Volunteering

Recently the National Association of Colleges and Employers released a study about paid internships that showed prior paid internships resulted in higher job search success and higher salaries when a former intern was hired. The study made no similar correlation between unpaid internships, job placement and starting salary.

As a story in Inside Higher Ed discussed there is significant controversy around unpaid internships, who they benefit and to what extent a subject also discussed by Ross Perlin in his book Intern Nation.

As the spring internship application season heats up, students need to carefully weigh their aspirations and personal circumstances before commiting themselves to a semester long internship. And once the semester starts school administrators need to make sure their students are being treated professionally.

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 »

Are You This Volunteer?

January 27th, 2010 by admin in Volunteering


The Labor Department just released the results of a recent survey on Volunteering. Those most likely to volunteer are those 35-54, married with children under the age of 18. The big surprise is that in the year surveyed men spent more time than women doing good. Can it be that coaching trumps the PTA?  Share your volunteer stories here.