College Majors Least Likely to Yield Underemployed Grads, New York Times College Rankings News
Everyone’s gearing up for the long weekend, but first we have some higher education news to bring to you! As the first month of the open college application season comes to a close, parents and students are in full college planning mode.
In order to make informed decisions about college lists and application strategy, it’s important to have all the information available to you! Part of that includes staying up to date on the latest developments in admissions and higher education. At IvyWise, we try to make that a little easier by brining you the big stories of the week every Friday.
Here are some of the top stories in college admissions and higher education from this past week:
Underemployment is a pervasive problem for recent grads. PayScale recently did a survey of 68,000 workers and found that “employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design are among the most likely to report feeling ‘underemployed’ at their current jobs.” Here are the majors most and least likely to set you up for underemployment.
Is the New York Times entering the college rankings game? Next week the publication plans to reveal "a new ranking of colleges and universities based on their ability to attract underprivileged kids.”
It’s not enough to just write a compelling personal statement anymore. Many colleges are continuing the trend of quirky college admissions essays. Here are some of the strangest – and most thought provoking – college essay prompts from this year’s Common App.
Think typing those notes away during class will help you learn better? Think again. Researchers found that handwriting notes is much more effective than typing.
Seniors: Your last year of high school will be a blur of fun times, mixed in with a lot of college admissions highs and lows. Know what to expect as you go into your senior year, and how to address any problems you may encounter along the way.
What is life like for the Class of 2018? Much different than you might expect. Beloit College released its annual Mindset List to give us some insight into how this year’s college freshman class views the world.
$5,000 for dorm décor? Some parents are paying it.
What do you think of the majors that lead to underemployment? Do you think the New York Times should do their own college rankings? Tell us in the comments below!
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