jobs and internships
Highlights from Department of Education’s Digest Of Education Statistics: 2012
Every year, the U.S. Department of Education releases their Digest of Education Statistics. The most recent release, Digest of Education Statistics: 2012, came out last month. These statistics reveal much about major trends in college enrollment, achievement, costs, and outcomes. Below are a list of highlights, key figures and a handful of helpful tables.
Fidelity’s Cost-Conscious College Graduates Study
The findings from Fidelity Investments' study of recent college gradiates was just released. The study covered graduates of the classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
“Did You Get a Job Yet?” The Fine Line Between Hassling & Encouraging
Landing a job just out of college is not as easy as it used to be. With a tight job market and struggling economy, recent college graduates are competing with their peers and seasoned professionals for entry-level positions in their field.
How to Help Your Student’s Career without Being a Helicopter Parent
The term “helicopter parent” is widely associated with children of Generation Y, also known as Millennials. Many say that the parents of Gen Y tend to “hover over” their children and pay extremely close attention to their experiences and problems, often trying to help their children avoid life’s obstacles along the way.
How to Talk to Your Student About Different Types of Internships
Internships are an essential way for your student to gain experience and skills in today’s competitive employment marketplace. Not only do most college programs require at least one internship for a student to graduate, but also many entry-level jobs require internship experience to apply (and employers want candidates who have that experience under their belt!).
Roundup of Internship Resources
With the semester ending and the summer coming, many students are looking for an internship position, hoping to gain some real-life experience and even land a job placement. Your student may be frustrated by the amount of the internship information from the campus career office, the internet and even his social groups. Naturally, as a parent you'll have some questions of your own: Where should my student and I be searching? How can I help ease some of my student's internship stress? How can I give constructive advice but give my student the space s/he needs?