Graduates who left university in 2007 are more likely to be unemployed than those who graduated earlier in the decade, new figures reveal.
Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show 3.6 per cent of students who graduated in 2007 are believed to be unemployed three and a half years later.… Continue reading
ALMOST a century ago, the United States decided to make high school nearly universal. Around the same time, much of Europe decided that universal high school was a waste. Not everybody, European intellectuals argued, should go to high school.
It’s clear who made the right decision.… Continue reading
A small college in Michigan has taken the remarkable step of guaranteeing that its students will get jobs if they finish school. And not just any jobs, good jobs. According to a piece by Daniel de Vise at the Washington Post:
Albion College… may be the first institution of its sort to guarantee students “meaningful employment” after graduation.… Continue reading
In today’s job market, having a college internship (or three) under your belt can be a big help when you’re trying to land a full-time job after graduation. Job boards are brimming with unpaid internships, with companies doing everything they can to cut costs.… Continue reading
If you’ve been unemployed for months and have finally found a job, you’re likely thrilled at first. But anxiety often follows that excitement. Starting any new job is hard, and coming back to work after a long layoff can be even harder.… Continue reading
The bad is news is that the jobs that U.S. corporations (most of which are actually transnational now) have shipped to China, India and Mexico over the past thirty years are not coming back anytime soon. According to a recent National Public Radio report, it would take forty-eight consecutive months of adding 300,000 jobs every month just to replace those lost since the Wall Street collapse and subsequent bailout that took place just prior to the 2008 elections.… Continue reading
If you like to work with numbers and have a strong aptitude for mathematics, you’re in luck; the fastest and most stable careers in the coming decade are those that require good math skills. In fact, the four careers that are projected to grow the fastest over the next decade are:
- Mathematics and science teacher
Let’s take a look at these one at a time.… Continue reading