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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June 29, 2020

The Business of Choosing Undergraduate Business Programs

For the past six years I have worked with high school students who considered various undergraduate business programs. There are many very good ones. But don’t rely too much on rankings. They  fluctuate wildly from year to year.  But what should you rely on to consider undergraduate business programs? Undergraduate business […]
June 18, 2020

A Unique Educational Opportunity in Human Services Management

Many current college students as well as recent graduates are interested in the caring human services professions. The draw might be to help people in one-to-one or group settings. However, as human services professionals gain more experience they want to teach and manage others. I spoke with Mark Doyle last week […]
June 18, 2020

No Pre-Law or Law School Experience Is The Same

Ask any college admissions officer about the “pre-law” program at their school. You will likely get the same answer: there is no pre-law major. Ask any attorney about the best legal education, and you will also get many answers. The law is a highly respected profession. But I’m sure that you […]
June 5, 2020

The Value of Cooperative Education

I worked around the career development world for several years before becoming an admissions advisor. Among the areas that I had to understand was cooperative education. Under cooperative education, students alternate periods of school and full-time work for one or more years of college. Cooperative education, aka ‘co-op’. is voluntary […]
June 4, 2020

The US Army: What Does It Take to Become an Officer-and Succeed?

The US Army is not only the world’s finest army. it is also one of the leading supporters of higher education in our country. An educated officer corps make our army stronger, and former officers are quite valued for their leadership skills. Military training, whether it comes through Army ROTC […]
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 […]