Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
June 12, 2013
A University That Treats Career Advice Seriously
In my last blog post, I shared this reality: many college career service offices are lame. Too many schools are failing to prepare students adequately for the work world and part of the problem can be traced to moribund career services. If you missed the post, here it is: What’s Wrong With College Career Offices A college career services office...
November 19, 2012
10 Questions to Ask a School about Career Services and Jobs
Parents and teenagers are understandably interested in colleges and universities that prepare students for eventual jobs. What schools, they wonder, will give their grads an advantage in the job world? It’s a tough question to answer because the statistics that schools share about their graduates’ success in finding jobs are often wrong. To learn more about this sad reality, read...
June 18, 2012
College + Degree = Joke?
With the cost of college so daunting, families are understandably more interested than ever in finding schools where their children can grow academically and secure good jobs when they graduate. That’s not an unreasonable request and yet quite a bit of evidence exists that millions of students have not been learning much in college. In fact, the diplomas that many...
November 17, 2011
Great Website for Exploring College Majors
Today I’m sharing a great resource for students, who want to learn more about college majors and their career paths – College Majors 101. I’d urge everybody to spend some time on this website, which is stuffed with valuable information about college majors as diverse as biology and engineering to video game design and dance. This is one of my...
September 19, 2011
Secrets of Making the Most of College
Parents always seem relieved when their children decide to major in something practical like business, which is the most popular major in America. While students can succeed in life regardless of their major, families often don’t take that argument seriously. I was thinking about this over the weekend when my husband and I were visiting our son, a sophomore at...
July 21, 2009
Want a Fat Paycheck? Attend these State Universities
What colleges and universities produce graduates who go on to earn the highest paychecks? It’s easy to answer that question if you consult the annual college salary survey that Pay Scale Inc., just released. The list of schools that produce the graduates with the highest starting salaries is dominated by Ivy League institutions and other elite private schools. Big surprise....
July 3, 2009
Ten Hottest Careers for College Graduates
For those of you who can’t stop thinking about college — even during the Fourth of July weekend — I’m sharing with you the three posts that I wrote this week for my other college blog at CBSMoneyWatch. 1. Ten Hottest Careers for College Graduates Whether you’re a college student, a recent college grad or looking for a mid-career move,...