"College seniors are graduating to an improved jobs outlook: Employers plan to hire 11% more college graduates from the class of 2016 than they did for the class before, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
But location can play a huge role when these new graduates are ready to launch their careers. In some cases, they’ve got to be willing to move to a place where they have the best chance of snagging their dream job.
NerdWallet analyzed the 100 largest U.S. cities and ranked them according to the places that provide the best environments for college graduates who are just starting out. Our analysis focused on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data covering job options, the age of the population, rent costs and median earnings, as well as December 2015 unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics..."
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"The hiring trends in the post 2007 financial crisis world is showing signs that when it comes to getting a job upon graduation, a student’s major matters.
Recent studies show students majoring in engineering, computer science, education and health care tend to have better hiring prospects in the anemic labor market.
Current students might be feeling the pressure to pick the right major as they watch former classmate struggle to find full-time work. The College Board reports that most students change majors at least once and many switch several times throughout their college career. However, experts warn that changing focus too many times can end up costing sttudents extra time and money..."
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Article written by: Emily Driscoll
Published July 17, 2013
Below is a link to all the colleges & departments at Texas A&M University. "From architecture to zoology, we've got you covered. Explore our different areas of study by clicking on any of the college, unit or program links below to see a list of departments and options."
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"Student loan debt now stands at more than $1.35 trillion, a figure that has nearly tripled over the past decade. With more than 43.3 million Americans holding student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve, understanding the true cost of student loan debt has become more important than ever before.Estimates for the average student loan debt held by each borrower vary widely. The Institute for College Access & Success estimates average student loan debt at $28,950 per student, while other experts have reported that the average figure for the class of 2016 is now along the lines of $37,172.80 per borrower.
For student borrowers, however, the cost of student loans is much higher than just the sum of principal and interest. GoodCall conducted an analysis on the true cost of student loan debt to reveal how much student loans are really affecting college graduates, from delays in homeownership and lower retirement savings to lifestyle sacrifices and lessened financial security overall.
GoodCall’s study encompasses three life areas: Homeownership, Retirement, and Lifestyle. Each section contains unique findings and insight into the real cost of student loans for borrowers."
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Article written by MONICA HARVIN
"The University of Texas at Austin offers bachelor’s degree-seekers more than 170 fields of study across 13 colleges and schools.
Some of these come with prerequisites; check them out before you apply..."
School of Architecture
McCombs School of Business
Moody College of Communication
College of Education
Cockrell School of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
Jackson School of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences
School of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
School of Social Work
School of Undergraduate Studies
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"If you’ve applied for scholarships before, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all the due dates, required materials and award amounts. If you’re submitting applications for multiple awards at once, it can even be hard to remember which scholarships you’ve applied for, which ones you still have to work on, and where you are in the process. That’s why it’s important to organize your scholarship list.Keep track of your scholarships in whatever way makes sense to you, whether it’s a paper calendar, a Google Doc, or a complex system of Post-It notes. Scholarship search engines can also be helpful here, allowing you to:
Whatever system you choose to organize your applications, make sure you include the big things like upcoming deadlines, necessary materials (including letters of recommendation, transcripts and proof of residency, volunteer work or financial need) and scholarship amounts. It’s also a good idea to set a total monetary goal and subtract the scholarships you win from that goal, so you can see the progress you’re making."
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Article written by ABBY PERKINS
"Each year, the federal government provides more than $150 billion in financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) for college or career school. To apply for this aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Also, state governments and many colleges and career schools use your FAFSA information to award you their aid..."
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"There are many reasons the University of Houston or other schools in smaller conferences would want to join the Big 12 Conference — more prestige, more visibility, more competitive games. Oh, and more money.
A lot more.
The Big 12 paid out $23.5 million each to its members in full standing for the 2014-15 season. In comparison, UH makes $4.5 million from its current group, the American Athletic Conference, according to CBS Sports.
"No wonder Houston board of regents chairman (Tilman Fertitta) conducted a 1 a.m. interview with the Houston Chronicle while on vacation in Monte Carlo," CBS Sports money guru Jon Solomon mused in a recent article about UH and other schools' desire to join the new conference..." Click here to continue reading.
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Article Written by: Jack Witthaus
Jul 26, 2016, 2:51pm CDT
Build Good Credit Early: Life Hacks for Boosting Your Credit Score as a College Student or Recent Graduate
"If you’re a college student or recent graduate, you have a lot to focus on. If you’re in college, you’re taking classes, likely living away from home for the first time and juggling a social life with other responsibilities. If you are a new grad, you’re likely looking for your first “real” job, considering a move and dealing with other potential stressful realities. One of the last things on your mind is probably how to build credit.
You may have heard your parents talk about credit and think it’s only for those who want to buy a house or car. And while you may not realize it, building credit goes well beyond just those issues. If you want to begin to building your credit but don’t know where to start, the following tips can help.
Why Should You Be Concerned About Your Credit Score Now?If you’re still in college, you may think a credit score is something you can worry about later. But like we mentioned earlier, your credit impacts much more than buying a house or car. Most relevant to you as a college student? The fact that your credit history and score can impact the rate you pay on your student loans. That means the lower your credit score, the more you will pay..."
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