Career Planning

Career Planning Based on Your School: Ivy or Not

Career planning, for many, is entwined with education. In high school, we work hard to attend the best college possible, and as college students, we work to attend a top-notch graduate program. When career planning the best of the best invariably encounter pressure from a three letter word: Ivy.

Student Debt Inspires Justin Cox to "Rock Out"

In the United States, student debt is really getting out of hand. Even you have a part time job, spend your summers working, and receive financial aid, you pretty much need to take out loans unless you have a scholarship or parental support. And not everyone has those.

Career Planning for Students: Your Winter Break Game Plan

Yesterday marked the beginning of my finals week, and I realized something scary: I graduate with my master's degree in about six months. Then, I noticed that I wasn't as nervous as when I was when I got my BA in 2009. At this time two years ago, I literally felt lost and afraid of what the future would bring.

Would You Sacrifice Your Paycheck? These Rutgers Students Did

For most of us, work means earning a living. We wake up, work for most of the day, come home, and go to bed. In between the cracks of our days, during breaks and during those rare moments of down time, we go to the supermarket, run to doctor's appointments, enjoy much-needed time at the gym, and enjoy good food.  For many of us, our paycheck sustain our lifestyles and who we are.

Leverage Social Media for Your CSR Job Hunt

The recent integration between Facebook and SimplyHired suggests that social media is expanding to create new opportunities for effective professional networking. The world of social media has taken an age old concept --networking-- and expanded it beyond traditional borders of time and geography. Through social media,we can connect with people from all over the world, at any company, across industries.

Career Planning: Social Media, Social Entrepreneurship & Liberal Arts Degrees

Career planning with a liberal arts or humanities degree can be a challenge, especially in a service-oriented and competitive economy that requires training in a concrete skill. While engineers and science majors have streamlined and linear career directions, liberal arts grads experience an added challenge of establishing a professional direction.

The Income & Gender Gap: One Closes While Another Grows?

In September, The Wall Street Journal reported that in 2008, single & childless young women-- between the ages of 22 and 30-- out-earned their male peers by 8 percent.  The findings came from New York-based consumer research firm Reach Advisors, who conducted an analysis of Census data.

Responsible Career Planning: The Power of Saying Thanks At Work

How being thankful at work can transform your career planning strategy.

The Economy in 2011: Sluggish, but No Recession

As we end the year with an unemployment rate that's close to 10 percent, we have no choice but to focus on the future. Naturally, we hope that 2011 will bring better days to the United States, but the reality is that it probably won't.

Three Outstanding Career & Social Media Leaders

One of my favorite things about graduate school is how much I learn from my peers. I'm surrounded by smart people who love collaborating and sharing information -- we struggle, learn, and succeed together. The end result is that we, as a group, become smarter-- our strengths become stronger, and we overcome our weaknesses too. My peers are exceptional, and I'm always amazed by our professional support network.

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