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Good news, recent #collegegrads: good jobs are back, and #college grads are first in line. Learn more in our tweets this week! bit.ly/1JbRscn #CEWemployment

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“We need to help students decipher their options in the first major investment in the journey from youth dependency to independent adulthood.” #CEWMajors

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On average, graduate degree median earnings are $80K. bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

#Educational adequacy has evolved over decades of American history to become an established responsibility of state governments. Read more: bit.ly/2FBXrgk @TCFdotorg

Before choosing a college, pay a visit to your career office. @GailMarksJarvis explains more. reut.rs/2jpOFcH

Providing students with pre-college advising is essential. Read more: bit.ly/2oFdO3X @hechingerreport

See median earnings by field of study and level of educational attainment. bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

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Dr. Carnevale comments on the variety of college programs that students need to navigate. bit.ly/2IbWIsn #CEWmajors

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High school grads have the largest share of good jobs that pay without a BA, but their share is declining. Learn more: bit.ly/2tjaDBy

One of the smartest ways to cut down college expenses is by applying for #FAFSA. @AbigailJHess explains: cnb.cx/2FjSf0I

The Bad First Job’s Lingering Impact

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Doug Lederman writes about a report which finds that bachelor’s degree recipients whose first job does not require a degree are more likely to remain underemployed five years later. Lederman cites the study, “Sharp Declines in Underemployment for College Graduates” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the

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Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs?

In this Education Week article, Stephen Sawchuk reviews research on the STEM pipeline and reflects on the best way to improve it. Sawchuk cites the reports, “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” and “STEM” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Sawchuk also quotes CEW Cheif Economist, Nicole Smith.

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor