Resources to empower
Entering a sustaining career as a productive, contributing citizen is a common step during this time period in a young adult’s life. Some choose to enter and complete advanced education and/or certification opportunities to further or expand their career options. They become lifelong learners and develop a desire to make a lasting impact on future generations.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
Learn about the major U.S. industries and the types of careers they offer. Select one of the career cluster/industry videos below.
This article discusses research showing that, "while young people can sometimes struggle with a sense of purpose, they are likely to find it in concrete and action-oriented goals."
This resource provides a series of brief recommendations for companies to support degree completion for their employees.
This article provides tips for parents and family members for guiding new college graduates toward careers.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) discusses the importance of mentors in students' education, daily life, and careers, as well as connecting young people with mentors.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides a series of articles discussing best practices related to career development.
The Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), which concluded operations in 2016, united organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network. The collaboration helped members to expand their knowledge, engage with one another, and explore new ideas and promising practices to better serve this population.
This resource from UC Berkley provides tips for parents to help them support their college student or recent graduate in finding a job or internship, as well as answer commonly asked questions and identifies career center resources.
This article describes action steps that can be taken to recruit graduate students.
This article provides recommendations to support employees in maintaining work-life effectiveness.
This article discusses how parents can support their college graduates in their career search.
Michael D. King writing for the Harvard Business Review, explains how workforce skills and requirements have changed, "There are jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago". King makes the case for business and higher education to work together to produce a better prepared workforce.
Andy Molinsky and Sheila Pisman, writing for the Harvard Business Review, share several hurdles that graduates often encounter during the transition from school to work.
Did you know that using military education benefits is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career following military service? Additional education is also helpful if preparing to earn a promotion to a higher rank of the military.
This report from the College Board discusses the economic benefits of advanced education, drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
Resources to understanding federal loan forgiveness and the types of forgiveness that are available.
This article discusses research on adult learners and how higher education institutions can supports adults seeking advanced degrees.
This resource suggests three ways that higher education institutions should reconsider their career services.
This article delivers easy-to-implement tips to support business partnerships.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides data and information on wage increases linked to master's degrees as well as questions to consider before deciding on graduate school.
The California Department of Education (CDE) details CTE curriculum standards as well as a variety of additional CTE resources.
Coursera provides free online courses to help students and adults advance their careers and personal knowledge.