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

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, […]
May 24, 2016

Year Up Offers School to Work Solution

For the past two years I have gotten to know college access professionals in the Philadelphia area. This is a fairly large community though it is possible to meet many people through the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable. Last week I spent some time talking with staff at Year Up, an […]
May 5, 2016

Four Myths About the Entry Level Job Market

Too many journalists, education reporters or not, have spent too much time and copy space on stories that question the “value” of a college education as a matter of costs as well as preparation for the entry level job market. What they fail to report is that the entry level job […]
May 4, 2016

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught In College?

The more schools I visit the more I see different approaches to teaching college students how to become entrepreneurs. It’s possible to find schools that will teach future moguls how to prepare a business plan (it can be a thesis!), raise capital and actually launch their venture on campus before […]
November 12, 2015

Career Development Starts Early at the University of Maryland-College Park With a Credit-Bearing Class

Those of you who come to this site might know that I worked around college career development centers in my past life. Through these associations I have learned a great deal about how the resources of a college, and not only career development centers, can help students to find employment […]
July 7, 2015

The Value of Cooperative Education

Cooperative education programs have become more popular with college-bound students because they help them the build an impressive resume while also allowing them to earn more money towards their education. They are mandatory for engineering and business majors at some schools, voluntary at others. The value of cooperative education depends […]

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