Topic: College

Where Do You Rank? Top Paying Majors In 2012

Where Do You Rank? Top Paying Majors In 2012

For most, choosing a career means following a deep-rooted passion. When you truly have a love for what you do, money seems to fall out of the picture. But sometimes it’s hard not to be curious with regard to which majors and future careers are bringing in the largest starting salaries. So, which new college graduates brought in the top salaries in 2012?
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Record Number Of ‘Sugar Babies’ Seek Older Men To Pay For College Tuition

Record Number Of 'Sugar Babies' Seek Older Men To Pay For College Tuition

When I was in college, I worked as a nanny and a waitress in order to pay my bills. Apparently I could’ve been making much better money as a “sugar baby,” a woman who finds an older man to offer her “financial pampering” in return for sex. Now one website says it saw a massive increase last year in the number of female students signing up to be sugar babies. Cool career move, ladies! More »

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You know it’s bad when story lines from the now defunct Melrose Place reboot and 90210 start becoming real. According to a new study out of England, the number of students using their bodies to pay their fees has doubled in the past year. The study of undergraduates and postgraduates across the UK found that as many as 6% are turning to lap-dancing, pole-dancing, escorting and prostitution in order to fund their studies. More »

3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg all did the same thing. They ditched college to start their own businesses that, you know, essentially changed communication as we know it. But, it’s not just a boys club of short cuts to success. Remember the 20 year old CEO Stacey Ferreira we introduced you to who left NYU to launch MySocialCloud with financial backing from Sir Richard Branson? Well, she’s not the only one. More »

You Know It’s Bad When It’s On TV: 6 Shows On The Air With ‘Underemployed’ Characters

You Know It's Bad When It's On TV: 6 Shows On The Air With 'Underemployed' Characters

With the premiere of MTV’s Underemployed last night, we couldn’t help but feel like we were having déjà vu. Was it that it sparked our own memories of unpaid, post-grad internships and weekends spent making up for missed wages waiting tables? Or, was it that we had seen this storyline before in recent sitcoms…. Our conclusion: TV is telling us that a new trend is ahead. Could it be that the new normal for college graduates is underemployment? TV’s leading ladies ponder the same thing as their bright, hardworking characters work menial, and in some cases, minimum wage jobs. Watch as these college graduates dream of “making it” in the city, just got harder.
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Shockingly, People Say Going To College Was Better Than Getting Their First Job

Shockingly, People Say Going To College Was Better Than Getting Their First Job

According to a new study, people liked going to college over having a job in the real world. I mean, duh! Did we really need a study to show us that. If the film St.Elmo’s Fire taught us anything, it was that. According to a new British study, people ranked going to college or university above getting married, buying a house, getting a job or even the birth of a first child. More »