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Category Archives: New Grad

Read the Room: Betsy DeVos was Booed at Commencement

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is absolutely no stranger to criticism. But as she delivered her commencement speech to a packed room of graduates and families at Bethune-Cookman University, a Florida HBCU, criticism became a powerful reminder of the tensions between black students … Read More…

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Class of 2016 Average Starting Salary

Don’t panic if your starting salary is less than the average.  By the time you graduate you should know that the average starting salary will vary depending on several factors.  Some of the factors impacting starting salary include: Career path. College major. Industry … Read More…

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Smart Career Gifts for New Grads

It’s still commencement season and graduation gift giving is at it’s peak.  For the new graduate in your life, help to jump start the professional life with smart career gifts for new graduates. Career gift # 1 is Professional attire.  Many new grads struggle to … Read More…

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Why Informational Interviews are so POWERFUL!

We are almost at that time of year when millions of new college grads will walk across the stage without a plan for next steps.  The AfterCollege.com survey for 2014 college graduates showed that 80% graduatedwith no job or career lined up. The … Read More…

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The Secret to Getting that First Job

Every year another group of anxious, yet excited, graduates get ready to receive to walk the stage and hold those diplomas high. Some of these grads will be wise and visit their campus career centers early to get a jump start on the job … Read More…

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Ten Rules for Career Success

I found this really well thought out list of the 10 Rules of Success to help professionals grow in their careers. The list was developed by Folarin Longe, founder of Human Edge Limited, a human resources consulting and staffing services firm based in … Read More…

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