college graduates

Tweak Your Major, Transform Your Job Prospects

Unemployment among recent college grads is at 9.3% -- but not for every major. The good news is, you can follow your skills and passions and still find a job. The highest-unemployment majors are often related to options that use the same skills, but offer much better odds of a job.

New College Grad? Hope You Learned to Tend Bar

When history tallies up the biggest losers of the Great Recession, it's not hard to guess who will top the list. Facing a brutal job market, plummeting wages, and a mountain of debt, many recent college grads have fallen behind before they've officially started their careers.

Student Loans Coming Due? Advice for the Class of 2011

When you graduate college, you've got six months before you have to start repaying your student loans. For members of the class of 2011, that grace period ends soon, but all too many of them haven't found jobs and can't afford to start making those payments. We asked John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com to discuss their options.

Getting Hired 101: Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

A new study reveals that 68% of recent college graduates either aren't working or are working at jobs not in their chosen field. But the shaky economy doesn't mean finding an entree into your career is impossible. Here's what you need to do to boost your odds of hearing "You're hired."

Best Cities for New College Grads to Launch Their Lives

As summer's end nears, many of this spring's college graduates are finding they still have no jobs, no apartments, and no obvious prospects. One potential Plan B is relocating, and the fourth annual Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates survey has some suggestions of where they might go.

Well-Educated Women Pay a High Price to Have Kids

Highly skilled women will lose about a quarter of a million dollars, or as much as a third of their lifetime earnings, by choosing to have a child, making the prospect of raising a family a far more expensive one for college grads than their less-educated counterparts, a new study shows.

College Job Market to Improve, but Not Enough

The job market for recent college graduates will rebound slightly next year, according to a study from Michigan State University, with overall hiring expected to increase 3% over last year and hiring of those with Bachelor's degrees expected to jump by 10%.