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Hiring Rate Increases for New Journalism Grads

If you’re a new grad with a sparkling journalism degree, listen up. According to a new survey published by the University of Georgia, there’s good news for our industry after all.

In 2012, 66 percent of journalism graduates landed a full-time job six to eight months after graduation. This is up from 62 percent in 2011 and compared to 56 percent in 2009! Read more

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Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

New Survey Reveals Four Out of 10 College Grads are Underemployed

What we’re about to tell you is bleak, so please don’t say we didn’t warn you.

According to new survey results released by Accenture, 41 percent of recent college grads who are employed indicated they’re underemployed.

Essentially, they graduated within the past two years and feel they’re working in jobs that don’t require college degrees.

Furthermore, approximately 63 percent say they will need more training in order to get their desired job. The 2013 College Graduate Employment Survey included 1,010 students graduating from college this year along with 1,005 students who graduated in 2011 and 2012. Read more