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Are You Part of the “New Lost Generation”?

Dawn Papandrea | September 30, 2013

That’s what the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce is calling young adults in its latest report, “Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation.” The gist of the study is that it’s taking people longer to get settled into their careers than ever before, while older adults are working longer.

Because of  a variety of factors including the economy, unemployment rates, and changing expectations of education and skills levels, the age at which young workers reach the median wage has increased from 26 to 30. No wonder why so many people are still living at home with their parents during and after the college years! [Read More]

What’s Your College Major Worth?

Dawn Papandrea | September 26, 2013

If you’re hoping for workplace success right out of the college gates, then you’ll want to study this list compiled by Kiplinger’s of the Best Majors for Your Career. The top ones were chosen based on them leading to better-than-average employment rates for recent grads, good entry level earnings, and strong potential for job growth in the industry.

Did you major make the cut? Find out below…

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College Students are Cyber Hacking Targets

Dawn Papandrea | September 24, 2013

According to a recent University Business article, college campuses — and their students — are especially at risk for cyber attacks. In fact, reports that college students ages 18 to 24 face the highest risk of ID theft among adults, which can be attributed to the fact that they share a living space with others.

The good news is institutions are becoming more aware of potential security threats and dedicating big-time budgets to curb them. However, it’s only you can protect yourself from hackers and ID thieves when it comes to your personal possessions. [Read More]

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Sharing an apartment with one or more of your college buddies can be a blast or it can be a bust! We consulted the experts at for their strategies on how to live together in roommate harmony… [Read More]

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Post-grad students are often found struggling within their job search, sometimes clueless about where or how to even begin to look for a job. However, I can guarantee that those struggling would say the job search begins after graduation – FALSE! It begins way before.

No matter what school you attend, they most likely have some kind of Career Services. See how the one at the University of Richmond in Virginia is helping shape careers… [Read More]

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Create Your Own College Rankings

Dawn Papandrea | September 12, 2013

No disrespect to the fine folks crunching all the data, numbers, and surveys to come up with their college rankings, but we’re loving this idea so much better: Custom college rankings, based on the criteria you care about! The concept, at least, is a great idea — now we just have to try it out and see how it’s executed… [Read More]

3 Ways Obamacare Will Affect College Students

Dawn Papandrea | September 9, 2013

You’ve probably heard some buzz about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, since the open enrollment period begins this October 1st, with plans going into effect January 1st of next year. If you’re thinking it has absolutely nothing to do with you since you’re just a college student, think again.

Here’s what you need to know… [Read More]

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If you’ve been thinking of trying out an online class, here’s a wild one to take: “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'” The University of California, Irvine is offering the course as a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), meaning it’s open to anyone. Think you’ve got the brains to earn an A in this ‘The Walking Dead’ course? (The zombies hope so!) [Read More]