You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Three cultures. Two generations. One bond. This Shift series delves into the lives of mothers who came to the United States from other countries and the daughters they have raised here.
Dorina was the first person in her family to earn a degree, but she didn’t stop there. She went on to earn a master’s degree and is considering pursuing a PhD. She savors the independence of being an educated woman and describes a very different picture of a woman’s role in Mexico. Education is important to Christine and Agatha as well.
This is part of our series on the decisions young adults are making as they manage their health care.Ashley Bearden, age 23, public relations account executive, New York City
When Ashley Bearden graduated Nashville’s Belmont University last year, she had a pretty sweet offer awaiting her: a full-time post with a great salary at Polly Ryerson PR, the New York-based public relations company with which she had interned while in school.
For an Alabama native looking to jumpstart her career, saying yes was a no-brainer. The catch? The small company couldn’t afford a group plan for employees, leaving Bearden on her own.
For financial institutions, it’s essential to adapt to changes and technology to start important personal-finance and spending conversations with members of Generation Y.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, under the leadership of senior outreach program manager Alejo Torres, has started programs and initiatives targeting young people through interactive workshops, seminars and activities.
In this epic episode of The Detour Year, Jean Fitzgerald, 26, recounts the dramatic time after her mother died during Jean’s first job out of school. She went on a road trip across the country, during which she witnessed tragedy in Yosemite, had a turbulent love affair in Oregon and got stopped by border police near Canada.
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At 22, Stephanie Collins is a New Yorker who graduated in May from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Armed with a Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Science, she switched gears and now blogs full time, launching Poorerthanyou.com, a financial vehicle in which she researches and writes on topics ranging from economic advice for recent college graduates to job searching techniques to emerging from credit card debt. She receives emails from mothers and fathers seeking advice for their children, and young adults just entering the career world who have put her advice into practice.
Back in the spring of 2008, a few months shy of my graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it seemed I was one of a handful of graduates setting off with a plan. Well thought-out, and solid. I majored in journalism and minored in Spanish, and my plan included entering in graduate journalism school at Northwestern University’s Medill School last fall.
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by Melina Kolb
He did all the right things—made good grades, applied to college, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in architecture. But when it came to finding a job, Luis, 24, was hit with the reality that he was not a legal resident of the United States.
He has been working three years in a sandwich shop.
“You go up, but you’re still stuck,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »