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Terrible Career Advice for New Grads: Beware These 10 Bad Tips

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We’re over half way through May. That means college graduations are in full throttle and there is a good chance you know someone who is about to leave the safety of school and start living in the real world. Of course, there are many gems of wisdom you can give new grads.

On the other hand, people tend to give terrible career advice far too often…   

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10 Lessons Learned From the First Jobs of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Sure, we hear stories of recent grads jumping into six-figure jobs right out of school. But chances are those dream jobs aren’t their first jobs!

So we asked ten very successful members of the Young Entrepreneur Council this question: What was your first job and what did you learn from it?   

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Online vs. Traditional College: How They Stack Up [Infographic]

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We’ve begun to expect flexibility from just about every aspect of our lives, including from our employers. So shouldn’t we expect flexibility from our educators, too? Apparently, yes. Because more and more colleges are offering flexible schedules and online, self-paced classes. But how do those online courses and programs compare to a traditional education? This infographic from Affordable Online Colleges answers that question. They also show how online versus traditional education will change over the years, which majors are most affected and even how much the two different forms of education may cost you. Take a look… and then make   

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5 Things College Won’t Teach You About the Real World

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Both nerve-wracking and unforgettable at the same time, getting that first job is a milestone for every person.

Unfortunately, school doesn’t teach you everything you need to know about life after graduation… like these five things.   

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Graduating in Debt? Here’s How to Manage Student Loan and Credit Card Payments

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So, you’re a new college grad — and many adventures lie ahead! Also dead ahead: reality. For instance: once those paychecks from your first real job start rolling in, it’ll be time to make those student loan payments. A tall order, indeed — with the average college grad finishing school with student loan debt to the tune of $35,000+. As if that weren’t enough, many college grads are also staring at heaps of credit card debt they amassed in the process of trying to make ends meet during years of being a broke student. If that sounds like you, you’re   

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Is An Accelerated Master’s Program Right for You?

Accelerated Masters Degree

Many of us follow a similar educational path: An undergraduate degree, work for a few years, and return to school for a master’s degree.

Of course, some students immediately transition from college to graduate school. However, the conventional wisdom has always been that graduate school is most useful once you have a few years of work experience under your belt…   

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