Commentary

In part 2 of James Challenger's he discusses the opportunities new grads have in the non-profits that are hiring. Another avenue undergraduates have is to extend their studies to graduate degree programs. As Jan. 2009, the Thayer School of Engineering’s master’s and doctorate program...

Sverre Roang has asked his colleague, Lisa Lange, to let us know about an interesting wrinkle in the economic stimulus plan (also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which we will refer to in this column as the "Recovery Act") that could be...

CHICAGO – What enduring projects are we spending the stimulus money on and what skill sets are we trying to save? Every state and local legislature should be asking those questions as they look at spending this money. Unfortunately, many are taking a 1950s approach...

In a Nov. 2008 survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, 27 percent said the job market for the graduating class of 2009 is very good. While that was down from 50 percent a year earlier, it still provides some promise,...

Levels of stress seem to be on the rise everywhere. How we deal with it affects our performance and career success. Career and leadership coach John M. McKee offers six tips and tactics that have helped his clients in demanding times. Every day we hear...

Recently, patent reform legislation has been introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate. The proposed legislation in both houses of Congress is referred to as the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (“Patent Reform Act”). The Patent Reform Act is the latest attempt at...

“The reality of the devastation in the economy is just starting to be understood by those in municipal and county governments,” comments James Carlini. Many state and local agencies are just beginning to wake up to the fact that revenues are down as they work...