Research + News | Topic: Career

High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials

We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.

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Parents Still Urging Teens To Choose Traditional Subjects Even Though Newer Degrees Are More Likely To Lead To A Job

Parents across the UK continue to encourage their children to pick traditional degree subjects, according to new research by the University of Derby.

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If There’s One Thing Millennials Regret, It’s Going To College

More than a third of 18- to 35-year-olds say they wish they had not gone to university, according to a new survey, while almost half say they would have got to where they are now without a degree.

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Just 40% of College Graduates Think College Got Them Ready for a Career

In an online survey of 1,360 US college students in March and April of 2016, the education company McGraw-Hill and the analytics firm Hanover Research found that only four out of every 10 seniors graduating in the class of 2016 feel their college experience has helped them get ready for a career, and that figure is slightly lower for students across all years.

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When Millennials Go to Work

It’s graduation season, and that means millions of young Americans (Millennials) are being awarded degrees from colleges and universities across the nation, and are now heading into the workforce—many for the first time ever. But what are the unique expectations of this generation when it comes to work?

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Unhealthy Teens Face College and Job Obstacles

Being in poor health as a teenager can have a long-term influence on someone’s educational and job opportunities in adulthood, a new review suggests.

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Must-Have Job Skills You Need to Start Building in College

Recruiters and employers say “soft skills” — nontechnical, interpersonal skills you can’t always learn in a classroom — are what will make you stand out at work.

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What’s the Purpose of College: A Job or an Education?

Higher education has come under attack for its failure to make students job-ready after graduation. Read the article here.

Is Your First Grader College Ready?

College awareness starts early for the first graders at Johnsonville Elementary School in Harnett County, N.C.. Watch the video and read the story here.

Enabling Students to Find Their Place – Part Two

A further look at helping students discern their calling and develop their gifts, even when college might not be the right choice for them. Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.