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.

Some colleges help students on their journey to work or further education better than others. This resource will help 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.

Have a question or would like to know more about how to consider or compare colleges based on how they help send their students and alumni on to rewarding careers? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062

June 7, 2018

Seven Questions to Ask About Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education is one of the more scrutinized, and one of the most criticized, undergraduate degree programs available in colleges. Education pundits continually comment that degree requirements and standards for licensure are too lax, and that recent graduates are not adequately prepared to face elementary, middle or secondary school students in […]
May 30, 2018

Is a Graduate Business Degree Necessary If You Studied Business in College?

Binghamton University, where I recently visited, has one of the better organized undergraduate business degree programs around. Yet when I asked a panel of excellent students and a dean if they believed that they would need a graduate business degree for career success, the dean said that they would, in […]
February 28, 2018

A Tough Audition for an Entry-Level Job

This week in Indianapolis the National Football League will kick off its annual Scouting Combine, the toughest entry-level job audition that its prospective employees could imagine. Each year, the Combine welcomes up to 335 presumably NFL-ready college football players, all competing to earn the highest level of employment and financial […]
January 16, 2018

Leadership Training and the Liberal Arts

Liberal arts colleges are too often criticized for not providing an education that prepares their students for the “real world.” Such criticism is unwarranted. Students who have chosen a liberal arts education not only learn “employable skills,” they may also have the opportunity to learn what it takes to lead […]
October 30, 2017

The Best Liberal Arts College Career Services Report

Can you get a job? That’s probably the most asked question of parents who visit a liberal arts college. One school that I recently visited, Hobart and Willam Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, hands parents and students a comprehensive career services brochure that answers this question quite nicely. This […]
February 21, 2017

The ‘Power Suit’ is a Necessary College Cost

Last week, the Daily Targum, the campus newspaper at Rutgers University – New Brunswick reported that 40 college students were turned away from an undergraduate business school job fair because they wore suits of a color other than black or charcoal gray.  Reading the article, it appears that university administrators […]
February 13, 2017

Five Questions a Prospective Computer Science Major Must Answer

Computer Science is one of the more popular intended majors of incoming first-year college students. But the number who enter college intended towards the Computer Science majors at most colleges is far smaller than the number who declare the major in the sophomore year. The expectations of the freshman were […]
December 6, 2016

The Business of Choosing Undergraduate Business Programs

This past spring Bloomberg Business Week announced that 2016 would be the last year that the magazine would produce a ranking of undergraduate business programs. This was not a bad idea. Seventy-five percent of the ranking was based on surveys from graduates and recruiters; the remainder was based on student […]
November 7, 2016

A Case For the Political Science Major

I am a self-confessed political junkie and have followed the electoral process for many years.  I totally understand, given the current presidential election cycle that many college-bound students might be apprehensive about careers and an education in government and politics. Today, as we head into the close of the cycle, […]
July 19, 2016

The Case For And Against The Economics Major

Having worked around career development centers in my “earlier life” I learned a great deal about what makes a college graduate more “marketable” to prospective employers. Quite often students are drawn to an Economics major or a business program depending on the school. However, aside from Accounting and Information Systems, […]

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