Educated Quest Career Corner

While many college-bound students have ambitions for further education, over two-thirds of bachelor’s degree graduates are likely to go to work after graduation day. Some graduate better prepared for work than others. They’ve chosen the right courses, built a good resume, developed the right skills, and learned how to network as early as possible. I can’t tell you how many parents expect their children to graduate college ready to start a full-time job. That’s why I started the Educated Quest Career Corner. I wanted to let you know how schools “do business,” to help students get the jobs they want.

Some colleges help students on their journey to work or further education better than others. The Educated Quest Career Corner helps students consider majors and careers, and how to prepare for them. My college counseling services  will you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. Have a comment on any of these posts? Please complete the comment box after you read it.

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Do you have a question that could be answered on the Educated Quest Career Corner? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062
May 18, 2020

Interested in a Career in Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is one of the more popular interests for high school students who are interested in the health professions, but do not want to become a physician. An education in physical therapy is quite rigorous, especially in the sciences. But the motivated, like Gianna Bigliani Cetkowski, move on to […]
May 15, 2020

Summer Jobs Matter For High School Students

High school juniors live in a reality of pessimism and uncertainty in COVID 19 times. It’s easy to be pessimistic about the chances of finding summer jobs to help pay for college. But there are summer jobs to be found, and much to be learned from them. Friends and colleagues shared […]
April 16, 2020

Does It Pay for College Seniors To Stay in School?

Many college seniors in the Class of 2020  expected be welcomed into a robust job market. My sympathies go out to these students. I graduated college in a recession year, 1982. By year’s end the unemployment rate approached 11 percent. The first cases of AIDS became known in the US the […]
March 11, 2020

The Art and Science of Civil Engineering, an interview with Carmela Roberts

Civil engineering is an exceptionally demanding major, but it is also a major in high demand. Civil engineers design bridges, highways and many public spaces. If you live near a new housing development, the locations of the homes, roadways, sidewalks and driveways were not chosen or designed by an architect, […]
February 4, 2020

What Will It Take For College Graduates to Get An Entry Level Job? An Interview With Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and thought leader. He seeks to understand how firms design and build staffing processes, the technology to enhance them and the systems to manage them. A founder of the CareerXroads Colloquium and The Talent Board, Gerry critically analyzes corporate recruiting issues, including […]
January 13, 2020

Is a Law Degree Worth the Costs?

Like many American presidents Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer.  But he never earned a law degree. Back in his day, all he needed to do was “obtain a certificate procured from the court of an Illinois County certifying to the applicant’s good moral character.” Lincoln appeared before the Illinois Supreme […]
January 7, 2020

Don’t Wait Until College To Start Networking Online

High school students will learn to do many things after they start college. But before they enroll in their first college courses they can begin their career exploration by networking online. Networking online is not only important for finding internships and jobs. It is also a way that students can […]
November 6, 2019
An engineering degree at Georgia Tech is a great credential

Engineering Degree + Extra Skills = Better Career

I never considered pursuing an engineering degree, even though I am the son of an engineer. An engineering degree requires a love for math and science that I never had through my K-12 education. I did okay in these subjects. Thankfully, no one pressured me to major in them. Unfortunately, […]
April 16, 2019

Here’s Another Way to Earn a Business Degree at a Large University

If you’re curious to know how food gets from farm to table, there is an interesting path to pursue a business degree within a large flagship state university.  Many public universities are designated as Federal Land Grant colleges as well as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, […]
February 26, 2019

Rutgers’ Douglass Project Succeeds With Women in STEM

I probably write more about Rutgers than any other college advisor, but for good reasons. But the New Brunswick campus is the flagship state university in my home state, and it offers several benchmark academic programs that impact many students. One of the largest programs is the Douglass Project within […]

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