Here is a link to an article about the advantages for someone interested in getting a four year degree or starting their college career at a community college for two years and then transferring. Read More
Among bachelor's degree graduates from the Class of 2016, those from the STEM disciplines are expected to receive the highest starting salaries, according results of NACE's Winter 2016 Salary Survey. The top three projected salaries are for engineering, computer sciences, and math and sciences graduates. Continue Reading
Brian Harris is a prolific author who has written extensively about how to choose a career. This is an inexpensive book that you can buy on Amazon for download for $3 that combines a self evaluation of your personal interests with a career aptitude test. Doing a self evaluation of both your interests and your abilities can help you better focus on careers where you will likely be the most successful. Read More
Students like are saving money through online marketplaces for used, new, rental or electronic textbooks. You can even rent textbooks rather than buy them. For example, Some McGraw Hill textbooks are 50% less as an electronic book. This article points out a number of online marketplaces and other strategies to reduce the cost of your textbooks. It was written by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, a writer for the Washington Post, and has links to a number of resources. Read More
Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives young people a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives. The subtitle is How to Change and Win. This cover says the book is for teens. But there is also an adult version. YPNG learned about this book from a University Professor who gives a copy to all his Freshman students every year. Read More
This is a recent article in the New York times that points out changes that have been made to the Student Loan program. Specifically it describes the way the program has shifted to an income based repayment program with provisions for debt forgiveness under certain circumstances. There are also acelerated forgiveness programs for people who choose careers in fields like education and non profits. Make sure you understand how this loan program has evolved. Read More
Getting a degree is very expensive and sometimes, it can get you tangled up in student loans that takes ages to pay if you're lucky enough to land a lucrative job. This article outlines 7 of the top high-paying jobs to aspire for to make it easier to pay your debts and save you a lot on interest cost. Read the full article at University.com.
This article talks about several jobs where there are projected to be limited growth opportunities and also mentions jobs where there are excellent future growth prospects. We have recommended this article to show YPNG members the range of salaries as well as the likely future demand for certain skills that should be part of the research any member does as part of deciding on a career pathway. Any career that you are considering should be measured against these kinds of future growth prospects. The importance of knowing the likely demand for any career is why future prospects are discussed in all YPNG’s Mentor articles. Fed up with your current job and ready to seek greener pastures? A career change can allow you to follow your passions, pursue your dreams, and expand your horizons. But beware of transitioning into one of these careers, whose low median annual salaries and declining...
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