By Prefessional U
As the United States economy continues to show signs of promise and growth after going through such a painful financial crisis, its great to see veteran company’s like Buick step up and find ways to help American families move forward. For the second consecutive year, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will be awarding 1,100 scholarships, including 100 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. Eligibility requirements include that applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students who are either enrolled or planning on enrolling in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2012-13 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools).
By Justin Thompson
It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when it comes to crafting your resume in 2012:
1. Stop trying to make ‘objective statements’ happen.
The days of including a career objective and/or professional summary are over. It’s a waste of valuable space. Instead, just address this with a sentence in your cover letter about how the position you’re applying for fits into your overall career plan. Get to business by starting with accomplishments and facts that are relevant to the job posting.
by Daniel Gulati
At a recent dinner party, I was speaking with a friend who had just been promoted to vice president at a well-known New York hedge fund. The promotion was unexpected, involved an immediate 50% pay raise, and came with broad new responsibilities. When he should have been feeling optimistic and excited about his new position, why did he look like the unhappiest person in the world?
The total number of employed people ages 16-24 is on the rise.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Young workers are landing jobs again.
Some 650,000 workers aged 16 to 24 found employment in the past three months, the biggest spike for that age group since the recession began, according to Labor Department statistics.
Young Americans were hit harder than most other groups during the Great Recession. Dubbed by some as “the lost generation,” the unemployment rate for college graduates age 24 and younger hit an all-time high in 2010.
Choosing the right college can be a difficult task. In addition to cost, academics and location, students must also decide what type of educational institution they would like to attend: a community college, a four-year college or a university. While many students may be geared toward perusing a degree from a university, they should also stop to consider the benefits of a community college before they commit to an institution.
About Community Colleges
If you are new to the world of higher education, you may not be aware of the major differences between community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. Community colleges, or junior colleges, are two-year schools where students generally earn an associate degree or certificate in their field of study. A college or university, however, is a four-year institution where students earn bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees.
By Naresh Vissa
As the semester winds down, many of you will head into Winter Break deciding or reassessing your major.
For freshmen, this may mean eliminating what you don’t want to study. For sophomores, it’s a question of finding the correct major for you. For juniors, you might want to think about adding another one. And for seniors, this would be an ideal time to target companies in industries that are hiring.
The general environment may not be under your jurisdiction, but you can be the maker of your destiny. For example, people may want to become doctors because they perceive them as successful and powerful figures in our society. The reality is becoming a doctor is an extremely difficult process that requires hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and years of dedication.