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A jobless recovery and a lost generation

Jun 18, 2010
The tough job market new college graduates are getting dumped into may significantly affect their chances for higher positions and salaries.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Getting Personal

Jun 18, 2010
Tess Vigeland and finance expert Ilyce Glink take Chicagoans' questions at the Thompson Center on landing a job, how much a college degree is worth and how to market yourself online.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

For-profit schools may face new rules

Jun 16, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education has been looking into recruitment and student debt loads at for-profit schools. And now officials have proposed a series of new rules. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

Give parents the truth on financial aid

Jun 11, 2010
With tuition mounting every year and the economy barely coming off the skids, the stress of paying for college is taking its toll on parents. Commentator Kim Clark says government agencies and politicians aren't helping by marketing scholarships and financial aid that doesn't live up to its billing.
Posted In: Education

Colleges hitting up alums early

Jun 11, 2010
College fundraisers are upping their game and asking alums -- and sometimes even freshmen -- to donate, especially because college endowments took a huge hit from the Great Recession.
Posted In: Charity, Education

Cooperation helps MBA grads find jobs

Jun 8, 2010
Graduation season's here, and life after the diploma doesn't look as daunting as last year for new grads. Things may be looking up as some MBA students figure out how to land a job in a tough economy. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

An oath for MBAs to be better leaders

Jun 8, 2010
Before they get to Wall Street, some new business school graduates are signing onto a new professional code of conduct. Peter Escher, author of "The MBA Oath," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his push for more accountability among MBAs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Jobs

Wal-Mart offers degree program to workers

Jun 4, 2010
Employees of the retail giant can work towards an associate or bachelor's degree at American Public University, an online school.
Posted In: Education, Retail

Educators resent process of 'Race to the Top'

Jun 1, 2010
Teachers competing with other states for federal education funds feel they've been thrown under the school bus.
Posted In: Education

Getting Personal

May 28, 2010
Host Steve Chiotakis and MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston take your questions on how to ask a parent to co-sign a student loan, what to do after a co-signed parent declares bankruptcy and why paying off debt too quickly doesn't have any drawbacks, despite urban myths to the contrary.
Posted In: Education, Savings

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