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July 29, 2015

Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students

School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.

June 03, 2015

Students Say College Is Not Preparing Them for Job Market

A new poll of college students by McGraw Hill Education finds 65 percent of students felt high school prepared them adequately for college, yet just 35 percent believe college got them ready for the job market.

May 07, 2015

More Than Just Going to College, Report Shows Importance of Choosing Major

A new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds while a university degree, on average, gives a $1 million boost in earnings over a lifetime compared to a high school diploma, the payoff varies widely depending on college major.

April 24, 2015

Report Recommends Weighing Labor Market Data in College Choice

The Aspen Institute released a report with eight papers from education experts about how labor market data can be used by educators, policymakers, and students to better inform their decisions about college and career.

April 14, 2015

Big Shifts in Economy Give College-Educated Workers Clear Edge

Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce find that having a college degree gives workers an 80 percent wage advantage today, compared to 40 percent in 1967.

March 11, 2015

Addressing Disconnect Between Student Skills and Employer Needs

Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.

October 14, 2014

Job Market Looks Up for College Grads

A new survey of recruiters find employers expect to hire 16 percent more graduates with bachelor's degrees in 2014-15.

May 22, 2014

Tight College Internship Market Signals Need for Students to Prepare Earlier

With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.

February 12, 2014

Attending College Costs Money, But Not Going Also Carries a Pricetag

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows a growing gap in wages between young adults with college degrees and those with only a high school diploma.

February 05, 2014

High School Internships Seen as Valuable Stepping Stone

A new survey of students and employers reveal the high priority placed on gaining work experience in high school through internships and volunteering.

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