Computer science. Registered nursing. Business & economics. These were among the most popular career and program searches in 2014 and 2015. These numbers come from over two million searches on Career Coach, Emsi’s career service that colleges and universities use to help their students find the best degree programs leading to strong, high-demand careers. Career Coach has been an […]
Some interesting new data was just released by MONEY and Kaplan Test Prep. Turns out that high school counselors are a bit more focused on helping high school students and their parents figure out how to pay for college than they are on helping students actually find the right college. The behavior makes sense. After all, we’ve placed […]
Find Your Calling received a nice mention on Fox Business in its recent article Choosing a College Major for Success, which discusses the importance of picking the right type of college and college program based on your aspirations and interests. This is exactly what Find Your Calling is all about. Parents often want to send their […]
Here is quick video about why we made Find Your Calling and a few tips on how to use it. Give it a watch and get started here. We’d love to hear what you think! Tell us at email@example.com. Questions? Thoughts? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a day when comparatively few people work in the same area as their undergraduate studies, the question becomes—how important is picking your college major, anyway? Some, like Jeff Selingo with the Chronicle of Higher Education, say, not so much. Others, like Tony Carnevale with Georgetown University, say it is very important. We actually think both positions are […]
The Boston Globe featured an encouraging article discussing what economists are calling “the best job market for new college graduates in nearly a decade.” The reasons? “The improving US economy and accelerating retirements of baby boomers create job openings across many fields.” Note this: Not just more jobs, but more jobs requiring college degrees. “Almost all the net increase […]
A friend sent me this fascinating article about what is currently Stanford University’s most popular class: a course designed to help students understand vocation so they can better “design their lives.” Here’s a quote: Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was […]
We inch ever closer to the release of Find Your Calling. We’ve had this dream for years—a free, national website designed especially for young people (high-school through college age) and their parents to help them (1) understand how their interests line up with careers, (2) see the relevant information on the opportunities that match what they enjoy doing, and […]