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40% of Recent Grads Aren't Using Their Degree

Class of 2024 faces tough job market as AI takes over some entry-level jobs

(Newser) - Experts are cautioning recent grads to lower their expectations with limited job prospects in some fields. Employers plan to hire 5.8% fewer new grads in 2024 than they did in 2023, according to a survey of 226 employers . Under 25% of graduating seniors had accepted a full-time role by...

College Grads Receive a Big Gift, With a 'Catch'

UMass Dartmouth students get $1K each from billionaire Robert Hale, but they have to donate half

(Newser) - Students threw their graduation caps into the air at UMass Dartmouth this week, and they were on the receiving end of quite a surprise during what the college calls an "unforgettable ceremony." CBS News reports that Boston Celtics co-owner Robert Hale served as commencement speaker on Thursday, and...

Judges: If You Graduate From Columbia, We're Not Hiring

More than a dozen conservative Trump appointees sign letter saying they won't hire its grads

(Newser) - Columbia University is facing more backlash over pro-Palestine campus protests , this time from more than a dozen conservative federal judges who penned a letter over the weekend to Columbia President Minouche Shafik to inform her they won't consider Columbia grads for clerkships or other gigs—both students from the...

Billionaire Offers Surprise Gift to Grads at Commencement

Robert Hale gifts $1K to each UMass Boston student during ceremony, with a heartwarming catch

(Newser) - Students being honored at Thursday's graduation ceremony at UMass Boston not only received their diplomas—there was also an extra-special gift waiting for them, courtesy of commencement speaker Robert Hale, the billionaire CEO of Granite Telecommunications and part owner of the Boston Celtics. CNN reports that as the university'...

Just Graduated? Check Out These Jobs

Various engineering fields look promising for entry-level opportunities, per WalletHub's latest data

(Newser) - The graduation caps are flying skyward this month, which means there's a whole new population of job hunters about to scour the "help wanted" ads. Whether you're hitting the pavement yourself or still in college and trying to plan for a future career, WalletHub wants to help...

Biden to Grads at Alma Mater: 'No Time to Be on the Sidelines'

President gave commencement speech to Class of '22 at University of Delaware on Saturday

(Newser) - President Joe Biden told graduates Saturday at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, that "now it's your hour," as he encouraged young people in the United States to help the country live up to its ideals. Speaking to more than 6,000 graduates, and with the...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

6 Sweet Words to College Grads: 'You No Longer Have a Balance'

Donor pays off debt of Class of 2022 at Wiley College in Texas

(Newser) - As far as messages to graduating college seniors go, it's tough to beat. Wiley College President Herman Felton informed more than 100 grads of his school on Saturday that an anonymous donor had paid off their student debt, reports the Root . "If you have a balance, you had ...

Current College Students' Salary Expectations Are Wild

It's certainly a hot job market, but not quite that hot

(Newser) - Today's college students have super high expectations when it comes to starting salaries, per CNBC, which cites a recent online survey by Real Estate Witch. The 1,000 undergrads it surveyed expect to rake in $103,880 to start. The reality looks pretty different: That figure is about $50,...

Facebook Has Something for the Class of 2020

A commencement address from Oprah Winfrey on May 15

(Newser) - This year, a commencement speaker will address all high school and college graduates across the country, and that speaker is Oprah Winfrey. Facebook has recruited the 66-year-old talk show host to give a virtual commencement address to be streamed on the social network at 2pm EST on May 15, reports...

The Immigration Numbers Are in—With a Big Surprise

The Census Bureau released data from the Brookings Institution

(Newser) - New immigration data includes one no-brainer—that immigration influx is down—and one possible surprise about where immigrants are choosing to live, City Lab reports. Released by the Census Bureau and gathered by a Brookings Institution demographer, the analysis says America's immigrant population grew by only 200,000 from...

Man Who Fled US After Graduation: 'College Ruined My Life'

Student loan debt made living in America unbearable for Chad Albright, and others

(Newser) - You just graduated college. What are you doing next? The answer was not "going to Disney" for these three grads profiled by CNBC —it was fleeing to Ukraine, Japan, and even a jungle in India, all to escape the crushing debt from their student loans back in the...

16-Year-Old Is Graduating From High School. Oh, and Harvard
They Were Told
He Was Gifted.
He'll Be Proving
It This May
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They Were Told He Was Gifted. He'll Be Proving It This May

16-year-old Braxton Moral will be first to graduate from high school and Harvard at same time

(Newser) - Like many kids, Braxton Moral dreams of one day being president. Unlike many kids, the 16-year-old forged an unusual path in his quest to get there. Per Time , Braxton will graduate on May 19 from Ulysses High School in his Kansas hometown, then don a cap and gown on May...

University Apologizes to Black Grads for 'Aggressive' Usher

University of Florida students were manhandled off stage

(Newser) - The University of Florida has apologized to black students who were manhandled off the stage by an aggressive usher at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Students say they were grabbed and shoved down the stage when they performed quick celebratory dances, with the usher apparently singling out African-American students, CNN reports....

7 Worst-Paying Jobs That Require a Degree

Maybe think twice before going into public service

(Newser) - Just because you have a college degree doesn't mean you're going to make a lot of money. To that end, 24/7 Wall St. lists the 14 lowest-paying jobs that typically require a college degree:
  1. Legislators: So you want to change the world? That's all fine and good,
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Baby Ditched at SF State in 1984 Just Graduated From There

Jillian Sobol, now 31, was found in a box

(Newser) - A newborn abandoned in a box in a San Francisco State University dorm in 1984 just came full circle—by graduating from the same school. The San Francisco Chronicle relays the story of Jillian Sobol, now 31, whose biological mom, a student at SFSU, gave birth and left the infant...

10 Best Cities for New College Graduates

Hello, Cincinnati

(Newser) - This year's new college graduates might want to give Ohio a closer look as a place to land. The state has two of the top three cities in a list by SmartAsset of the best places for new grads. The list looks at three big factors: jobs, affordability, and...

Top 7 Cities for College Grads
 Top 7 Cities for College Grads 

Top 7 Cities for College Grads

Phoenix is No. 1

(Newser) - Which cities are best for new college grads? In terms of jobs alone, San Francisco and New York City might be the top two logical choices, but factor in other things such as rent and the overall cost of living, and the picture changes. Credit.com ranked a slew of...

Congrats, Class of 2015. You'll Work Till You're 75

That's 13 years past today's average retirement age

(Newser) - We sure hope this year's college grads are excited to enter the workforce because they'll be in it for a long time, according to a new study from NerdWallet . Researchers there say graduates of the Class of 2015 will likely be working until at least 75—a full...

Want to Get Rich After College? Enroll Here

'San Francisco Chronicle' rounds up colleges with highest-earning grads

(Newser) - Want to rake in the big bucks, kids? Consider enrolling in one of 20 colleges the San Francisco Chronicle reports produce the highest-earning graduates. While Princeton and Stanford are among the more predictable colleges on the list, based on median salary after graduation, the top five may come as a...

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