Job Prep for Students and Recent Graduates

Students need the right tools and knowledge to enter the workforce successfully. The following resources provide guidance on what type of education students need to qualify for specific jobs or fields, as well as advice and examples for creating a professional resume as a current student or recent college graduate.

Latest Career Trends

Getting a good return on investment is a key consideration when choosing a college and major. One way to help ensure your degree pays off is to research the average salaries for any career paths you’re considering and what industries and jobs are experiencing growth. The resource guides below provide insight into colleges, degree programs, and areas of study that have a high ROI. We also explore trends in hiring and careers that are experiencing rapid growth. 

How-To Guides for Specific Roles

Perhaps you have a specific career in mind but are unsure what steps to take to achieve your goal. In fact, there are multiple routes available for many careers. Our how-to guides provide insight into how to prepare for specific roles, including which degrees are most helpful based on your professional interests. They also offer guidance for students who want to prepare for jobs using alternatives to a traditional degree program, such as certificates or on-the-job training. 

Career Changes and Upleveling Skills

Wanting to switch careers or learn new skills doesn’t mean you have to earn a full degree. Programs like certificates and bootcamps can provide the education necessary to advance in a current job or enter a new field. Students considering a certificate or bootcamp to prepare for a career change should confirm that it will provide them with all the training necessary for the new role they’re seeking. For those who need a traditional degree, many schools offer flexible programs designed for working individuals. 

Additional Career Guidance

These guides focus on different degrees in various areas of study, diving deep into the type of career preparation they provide. Students can use these guides to help them determine what degree level is best for them, based on their current level of education and their career aspirations, and be strategic in planning out their educational path to build the career they desire.