Career Prep

Most students expect to work after graduating, but you’re preparing for your career shouldn’t start when you graduate. Career planning and preparation is something all students should do throughout their college studies, especially within the last two years.

  • Not understanding what student loan interest is, how it accrues, and how to pay it off can cost you thousands of dollars on top of the original money you borrowed. Don’t let understanding interest intimidate or confuse you. Taking the time to fully grasp what interest means is ... Read More
  • According to a 2018 Prison Policy Initiative report, 25% of formerly incarcerated people don’t have a high school diploma or equivalency — this is nearly twice as high as the rate for the general public. Also, only 4% of formerly incarcerated folks have earned a bachelor’s ... Read More
  • Approximately 42.9% of students attending a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the 2018-19 school year used student loans to help pay for their tuition and student-related costs. But the process for attaining a student loan is complex and is further complicated without ... Read More
  • Earlier this year, Netflix debuted "Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal." The documentary details the 2019 FBI investigation into a ring of college admissions counselors, coaches, and parents who helped their children secure admission to elite colleges through... Read More
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has now claimed over 450 thousand lives in the United States and over 2 million globally. To make matters worse, millions of Americans have lost their jobs, making it difficult to pay for basic living expenses, much less rent, mortgage payments, and colle... Read More
  • After graduating from college, your next goal is to start your career. Don’t be surprised to experience a few jitters on your first day at the job. Fear of the unknown causes a lot of people to get nervous. These tips will help you to have a great experience on your first day a... Read More
  • Many people are fearful of asking for a raise. You might be afraid that you'll hurt your standing in the company because your boss will see you as self-centered, or you might simply have general anxiety because you've never done it before. Although asking for a raise is something... Read More
  • From 2009 to 2019, U.S. student loan debt increased 107%, from $772 billion to $1.6 trillion.  During the same period, the average amount individual students borrowed increased by 26%, from $24,000 to over $30,000. One doesn’t have to look far for at least a partial explana... Read More
  • Creating a resume is the first major step that everyone must take when launching their career. Even the most successful executives had to start out at some point by submitting their resumes without any work experience. Having the courage to get started without any experience, the... Read More