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Passion Practiced in the Dorm Room Promoted in the New Yorker

MAY 22, 2017 Pith Graduates from the Dorm Jonah Reider was a senior at Columbia University when he became a famous chef. Now he serves eight-course tasting menus in a ritzy Brooklyn town house. By Emma Allen Photograph by William Mebane for The New Yorker There are plenty of weird ways to get famous these …

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Welcome to the New Adulthood

For most of us, moving out of the parental units’ house is the ultimate signifier of adulthood.  So, what’s the threshold defining adulthood for the growing numbers of 25 year olds, who live with their parents (even after moving away for college)? Since 2002, parental co-residence rates have only risen:   And, in 2012:   Related PostsAhead …

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The Practicality of a College Education

Presented in addition to last week’s post about what faces Class of 2015 Graduates… From Zero Hedge, May 31, 2015 Related PostsGuest Post: Pinch Me Now, Please College Admissions Yield? Why Students Should Pay Attention Financial Aid Reality Check (That Won’t Cost Your Checkbook) Know the Instructions Wrapping Your Arms Around College Costs

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College Degree: Gateway to Financial Prosperity or Not?

The chart below illustrates the number of college graduates since 2005 who are employed, yet earning at or below the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  As we discussed in an earlier post, the chart reinforces that more of today’s college graduates are underemployed, or working in jobs that don’t require college degrees. As we …

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The State of the Recent College Graduate

Just in the last month, more recently graduated or soon-to-be-graduated college students have re-connected with Creative Marbles for post-college advising.  Degrees (almost) in hand, “Now what?” is the question, as these grads move back home with mom and dad. The current sentiment as published in today’s Wall Street Journal gives insight into the world our …

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General Thinking According To Google Trends

What’s on people’s minds… Hat tip to zerohedge.com (8/21/2013) Related PostsInterest: Another Cost of Borrowing Student Loans College Admissions Season is Now Open Guest Post: Advice for Dads from their Daughters this Father’s Day College: Nature vs. Nurture Generation Y: Change Agent or Loafing Youth?

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A Career May Be “Part Time”

“Full time” employment may not come from only ONE job for college grads. The Los Angeles Times provides more details on the “part-time” and temporary jobs growth. Cartoon Credit: http://www.intoon.com/cartoons.cfm/id/125005 Related PostsALERT: Common App Change for Counselor Recommendation More on U.S. Employment Social Media & College Life Harvard’s Going to Admit Less Kids to “Play” …

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“How Do I Select Colleges for Application If I Don’t Know My Major?”

One of the first questions that arise when high school juniors start thinking about selecting colleges for application is, “What’s my academic major?”  However, choosing a major can seem risky, like locking oneself into an academic concentration with no chance to change, as well as declaring career for the rest of one’s life–all at age …