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Jim Thrasher

    Mon, June 05, 2017

    Calling All Unemployed College Grads

    Well, your college career has come to an end. You have walked the aisle, received your diploma, hung up the cap and gown, but have no job. You have cleared out your apartment or dorm room and moved ...

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    Thu, January 05, 2017

    College Grad's Great Expectations

    College students are ill-prepared to connect with an employer and secure a job in today's marketplace. With little or no career development, self-assessment, or an understanding of vocational ...

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    Fri, November 04, 2016

    Donald or Hillary: You're Hired?

    As we vote on Tuesday, it is sobering to be reminded of the significance of the office of the president of the United States and the role this person has historically played in world events. The ...

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    Mon, May 16, 2016

    'Calling' for Meaning in Our Work

    The first job I ever wanted was to be a "garbage man," as that is what I called it at age five. I would run out to the curb each week when the garbage truck came. The garbage man would ...

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    Fri, January 08, 2016

    Gen X: The Job Search

    With graduation just a few months away, college seniors are searching for jobs. They should know that college graduates of today may have a dozen jobs in their lifetime, which often includes multiple ...

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    Fri, May 29, 2015

    Rating Colleges, Universities and Blenders?

    Early in his second term, President Obama charged the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new rating system for all higher education institutions. College presidents across the country are ...

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    Tue, March 17, 2015

    To Win or Not to win, That is NOT The Question

    Winning has commandeered the high calling of sports and coaching.

    I walked into a Nike store with my kids and noticed the youth T-shirt table. I was shocked by what I saw: ...

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    Wed, December 18, 2013

    From Playground to Profession

    A recent Wall Street Journal article by Peter Cappelli, "Why Focusing Too Narrowly in College Could Backfire," caught my eye. Cappelli writes, "Students are told to learn the subjects ...

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