May 5, 2017

Most Sought Majors

By | 2017-05-05T13:09:56+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Business, Individuals|0 Comments

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has just released the responses to its 2017 Job Outlook Spring Update which asks employers about their hiring plans. This should be of interest to not only those of you who are on the hiring side of the equation, but also for [...]

Mar 27, 2017

Exploring Career Options

By | 2017-03-27T15:27:59+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Business, Individuals|0 Comments

This month's Fast Company magazine has an article by Alex Daly called How I Created My Dream Job That Didn't Exist. In her article she talks about how she did research on jobs that she was interested in pursuing, “When I was working in magazines,” she continues, “I would reach out [...]

Feb 16, 2017

Career Paradigm 2 – Ikigai

By | 2017-02-13T23:12:32+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Business, Individuals|0 Comments

The Japanese have a term, Ikigai, that also addresses the job/career/calling paradigm. It is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. Secondly, the word is used to refer to mental and spiritual circumstances under which individuals feel that [...]

Dec 2, 2016

Salaries Up for 2016 College Grads

By | 2016-12-02T17:28:18+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Business, Individuals|0 Comments

Salaries for 2016 college grads are on the rise. Computer Science and Engineering grads continue to lead the pack in terms of starting pay, but all of the top 5 categories saw significant increases over the 2015 numbers. The average starting salaries for all majors was $52,569, which was up [...]

Sep 12, 2016

Why Interests Don’t Work Well for College or Career Planning

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:46+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Individuals|0 Comments

Consultants in the college and career planning industry often use assessment instruments to help the students choose a career direction, or sometimes even a specific career. The most common types of assessments used are ones that measure interests. The problem with using this type of tool is that they don't work very [...]

Feb 11, 2016

Texas’ Top 10% Rule Back in the News

By | 2016-02-11T17:53:46+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Individuals|0 Comments

University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is now on board against the Top 10% rule in Texas. His comments were included in a Jan 22 article in The Texas Tribune that covered his comments in front of state governmental boards saying that the rule to allow automatic admission to the Top 10% [...]

May 27, 2014

Get Over Being A Sugar Cookie

By | 2014-05-27T21:32:27+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander U. S. Special Operations Command and Navy Seal spoke last week at the U of Texas Commencement Address. The motto of the Austin campus is, "What starts here changes the world", and Admiral McRaven used this motto as the theme of his speech. In Seal [...]