Category | Career

Nonprofit Career Opportunities

Posted on 08 November 2009

Nonprofits Struggle To Attract Graduates If ever a college senior seemed likely to eschew the world of signing bonuses and stock options, it was Monica Nah Lee. Caught up in the challenges of education reform, the Amherst College psychology major coordinated a tutoring program for Latino girls and dreamed up plans for her own charter [...]

Career Opportunities in Politics

Posted on 05 November 2009

Graduates Covet Political Posts Despite the American public’s consistently low voter turnout, young college graduates continue to flock to Washington, D.C., every year in hopes of launching a career in politics. Getting the foot in democracy’s door isn’t always easy. If you want to work in politics, you have to understand the process, make contacts, [...]

Best and Worst Jobs

Posted on 29 October 2009

Rating the Nation’s Best and Worst Jobs If you’re looking for the nation’s best job in terms of low stress, high compensation, lots of autonomy and tremendous demand for your skills, look no further than financial planner. Everyone from new retirees to aging Baby Boomers to young dot-com executives needs their expert guidance — today [...]

For Some Business Grads, It’s Not About Money

Posted on 25 October 2009

Two hours after regular classes one March day, a dozen third-graders are still huddled inside their Washington, D.C., school, poring over “Rosie: A Visiting Dog’s Story.” A George Washington University student presides over the reading group. Off to one side, an important guest proudly looks on. He is Vincent Pan, executive director in a social-services [...]

Careers in Technology Sales

Posted on 23 October 2009

Are You Cut Out for A Career in Technology Sales? Let’s face it. Some graduates with technical degrees are excited by the prospect of sitting in front of a computer all day, writing miles of code for new programs, designing complicated networks or developing faster Internet connections. You, on the other hand, may be a [...]

MBAs Open Doors To New Careers

Posted on 15 October 2009

Most professionals enroll in b-school to advance in their profession, but a good many also are seeking a change in careers. Consider Pete Laviola, a risk analyst with GE Capital in Cincinnati. He’d been an engineer with a marine engineering firm in Arlington, Va., for eight years. His work, although interesting, became repetitive. “I’d do [...]

Re-Evaluate Your Options

Posted on 25 August 2009

Career changes may lead to personal and professional fulfillment. The economy is not growing by leaps and bounds. Zillions of dot-com companies are no longer waiting to scoop you up. But even if they were, would you work long hours, forgo traditional benefits, and gamble with your future? Maybe this is the perfect time to [...]

A Close Encounter with the Crocodile Hunter

Posted on 09 August 2009

The most adventurous thing the majority of people do at work is gather around the water cooler to talk about “Survivor.” But for Steve Irwin, it’s “trapping and rescuing crocodiles on my own in the rivers of North Queensland with only a net and my dog.” That’s certainly not your typical day at the office. [...]

Career Adventures

Posted on 30 July 2009

Many of us know weekend warrior types who like to lose themselves on the slopes, in the skies or atop a crashing wave whenever they have a free day. But what motivates people who want to put themselves at risk most days, as a way of earning their keep? Psychologists say there are sensation-seeking people [...]

Information Technology Trends

Posted on 22 June 2009

Information technology drives the New Economy. It’s been a long time since the Information Technology (IT) department was a back-office function, working behind the scenes on necessary, if somewhat humdrum, tasks. Over the years, the role of IT moved to the forefront in many industries, taking an ever-greater role as technology advanced. And today, IT [...]