One out of every four workers with a bachelor's degree is overqualified for their jobs, according to a new study.
That may sound high—and it's a bummer for the workers who aren't maximizing their earning potential. But this over qualification rate is significantly lower than the results of previous studies, which estimated that as many as 48% of bachelor-degree holders were overqualified for their jobs.
The researcher of the new analysis, labor economist Stephen Rose, wrote the...Read more
Donald Smith Jr.’s plan after graduation next semester is to be a high school math teacher. But he might try something a little less traditional.
Smith just returned from Dublin, where he won $15,000 as a semifinalist at a professional Magic: the Gathering tournament.
Smith, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, made it to the third and final day of competition and placed in the Top 8. He was the only American to do so at this tournament.
Deft or desperate? College students turn to GoFundMe to foot tuition billsAs college tuition continues to climb, students are turning to strangers online to help pay the bill.
Figures from GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding website, show that thousands of college students nationwide are using the platform to raise money for their education:
Over the past several years, students, teachers, and parents are increasingly turning to GoFundMe to raise money for education expenses, including tuition. In fact, in the...Read more
Community colleges can be great options, but they aren't the only option for high school students with average grades who want to pursue a college degree after graduation. Most top-ranked, well-known institutions may be out of reach, but C students can find welcoming and supportive institutions – especially if they're willing to consider unfamiliar options.
"I think getting away from the brand name is important and very, very hard," says Marissa Warren, a school counselor at...Read more
High school seniors who applied to college via early decision programs now know whether they have been accepted to their first-choice school. Since early decision is binding, many are likely celebrating that they know where they will attend next year.
But what if your first-choice school offered you significantly less grants and scholarships – and a lot more student loans – than you anticipated? Should you still attend, despite the debt?
Or should you ditch the dream...Read more