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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 Posts“The …

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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 PostsWho Can Afford College? Denied and Qualified “The Road Less Traveled” The Admissions Waiting Will Be Over Soon: University of California Response Dates Paying for College vs. Saving for Retirement, Round 1

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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 PostsEnjoy Childhood “My Student is Average. Where Can She/He Get In?” Guest Post: Pinch Me Now, Please Aspiration Is Bigger Than A Job Student Loan Interest Rate Relief In Sight

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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 PostsGuest Post: Life of A Naval Academy Mom College Admissions Can Seemingly Provoke More Questions Than Answers When and How Do I Prepare for …

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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 …