If you’re like a lot of people who majored in philosophy so you’d be able to wait tables after graduation, you’re not alone in thinking your four-year degree was sort of a waste. A new study says that in the … More
If your college experience was anything like mine, you remember studying all week while also interning, working a part-time job, editing the weekly newspaper and getting wasted—getting wasted on Sunday night (on $9 vodka) but having to go to Film Theory 8 … More
In news that you knew already but is somehow still news, a new report suggests that–shocker!–student loan debt makes you poor over time. (Especially now.) But it’s not just immediately being broke or close to it after graduation that will … More
The financially and emotionally depressing student loan debate has hit yet another snag. A bipartisan committee in the Senate was at work trying to scale back the drastic interest hikes on student loans (which are skyrocketing to 6.8 percent), but … More
A friend of mine watched, helpless, as I looked for “the perfect job” for over seven months. Couple the U.S unemployment rate at 7.6 with the fact that I was applying to jobs in one of the most competitive cities–NYC–with … More
Here at TheGrindstone, we’re all about women in business, whether that be in traditional for-profit ventures or in the incredible world of non-profits. Pamela Barnes, the CEO and President of EngenderHealth, has experience in both. As the head of a large global organization focused on improving women’s health around the world, she knows a lot about being a woman in a leadership position, as well as mentorship and innovation. I spoke to Pamela about her inspiring job, including her career experience before taking her position as CEO, what her work life is like now, and the biggest challenges involved in running a company with employees who work, literally, all over the globe.
Does your college major affect your future unemployment prospects? As a political science major who’s now a journalist who doesn’t write about politics, I’ve always pooh-poohed the idea. But a new report from Georgetown finds that different college majors fare quite differently in the workforce after graduation.Some of their findings include: More
Every week we wade through a ton of stories full of bad news about college costs and student debt. With educational debt having outpaced consumer debt a few years ago, the news that 7 million students will likely see the interest rates on federal subsidized loans double in July, coupled with the revelation that one third of millenials regret going to college, I have to wonder if student debt is becoming a gendered issue. More
Off the top of your head, which careers earn a million-dollar salary?
Star athlete, celebrity or CEO comes to mind, but we’re leaving out a surprising career path: college president. More
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Each year, McDonalds managers and would-be managers numbering in the thousands spend a week at Hamburger University to take classes in business and strategic management.
That’s right. There’s a brick-and-mortar “college” at the chain’s Illinois headquarters, and courses employees take there can be used toward an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. More
Sarah: First thing’s first: please list your degree/major and any minors.
Colette: Hahaha oh god, okay. I was an English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing and an Anthropology and American history minor. …So Words, People, and Things That Already Happened.
Bristol Palin is the Palin child who tends to get all the attention: She announced her pregnancy during her mother’s campaign for the vice presidency, she competed on Dancing With the Stars and then got her own reality show, and she “wrote” a “book” called Not Afraid of Life. But while Bristol, whose Wikipedia entry describes her as an “an author, advocate, speaker, and reality television personality,” may get all the attention, her little sister has been pursuing her own career, and it’s a much more traditional one.
Willow Palin, the Palin family’s family’s middle daughter, has just graduated from beauty school in Arizona. More
Sarah: So, now that the holiest of days, April Fool’s Day, is behind us, we can turn our attention to thisjoke.
I’d like to start off by saying that I never had anything published by the Wall Street Journal when I was a senior in high school, and I got into college.
Colette: I’d like to start by saying that if I raised my eyebrows any higher after this, they would be on the back of my head.
They would be lost in my high bun.
But yes, sure, great; I guess it’s impressive that this 18 year-old published a piece in a national newspaper..
Colette: UNFORTUNATELY, it was this.
A new online survey by InvestingNerd found that financial illiteracy is alarmingly rampant in the US: most Americans do not understand key concepts in investing like brokerage accounts, stock trading, and 401(k) fees. (Now’s not the time to admit that I don’t understand how savings accounts work, right…?) More