Being seen as too young can cost you a promotion, or the opportunity to work on an important project, Anita Bruzzese writes. To fight these perceptions, initiate personal interactions with colleagues, don't wear wrinkled clothes and avoid making too many references to your mom or dad, she writes.
A mobile application allows college students to quickly flip through various personality questions to help them determine possible career paths after graduation. Compass Lite, developed by Baltimore-based Web development company Woofound, matches students with potential careers based on their answers and provides extra information such as salary and employment prospects.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama called on Congress to ensure the affordability and value of higher education by limiting education-spending cuts. The president also called on colleges and universities to keep costs and tuition low, and urged lawmakers "to change the Higher Education Act so that affordability and value are included in determining which colleges receive certain types of federal aid."
In the spirit of Kickstarter, which uses social media to attract investors to a wide range of projects, a new company -- Upstart -- is taking a similar approach to investing in students. Now instead of taking on student loans, college students can get tuition help through Upstart in exchange for a small percentage of a student's future income.
Companies increasingly are looking to hire graduates who are experts in social media marketing, some educators and experts say. However, some say schools are struggling to include lessons in Facebook and Twitter as part of their business curriculum, primarily because it is an ever-changing field -- making it difficult for the curriculum to keep up.