Why Students Are Quitting STEM

Caveats abound, but it’s still true that STEM degrees generally lead to higher-wage careers than their humanities counterparts. Students have long since picked up on this, as both during and after the recession a rising number of college freshmen planned to major in STEM, especially engineering and biology. Yet the story changes partway through college. While more students enroll in STEM fields, they’re also washing […]

Discover Your Career Match on Find Your Calling Day

March 2 is Find Your Calling Day—a day for students everywhere to explore great career options and share their interests with the world. If you want to find amazing jobs that suit your interests AND the education that can help you get there, here’s what you do. Take our quick career assessment. Pick out some careers that interest you. Create […]

Best Doctoral-Level Jobs for 2016

If you’re intrigued by medical services and aren’t daunted at the prospect of mega schoolwork, we’ve got good news for you: The top 10 occupations for 2016 that require a doctoral or professional degree are nearly all in health care. (The one exception is computer & information research scientists.) The following crème de la crème jobs, ranked from […]

College? No College? Here Are the Best Jobs for 2016

With or without a college degree, if your New Year’s resolutions include finding a solid-salary career that’s going places, you’ll want to check this out. Here are the top eight occupations for 2016 in two categories—those requiring a college degree and those not (though they may need a postsecondary certificate of some kind). Read more details in our […]

Positive Outlook for 2015 College Grads

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 […]

Stanford’s Most Popular Class

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 […]

Sign Up and Get Early Access

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 […]