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Student Spotlight: The American Dream Fueled by Education at Work

I keep hearing that inequality and flawed systems have killed the American Dream. Today’s news is littered with social and political turmoil so discouraging that it shakes me to my core. However, I firmly believe that the American Dream, which once fueled the entire nation, is still alive and well. Through my story, I intend…

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NEWS RELEASE: Fidelity Expands Partnership with Education at Work to Expand Talent Pipeline at NKU

CINCINNATI, OH – Fidelity Investments has created 40 part-time student jobs on Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) campus as an expansion to its four-year partnership with Education at Work (EAW). The global financial services company partnered with Education at Work in 2013 to bring a collegiate workforce onto its Covington, KY location through EAW’s on-site staffing…

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Why Hire a Collegiate Workforce [Infographic]?

At Education at Work (EAW), we have two goals: to help college students graduate with little or no debt and to better prepare those college students for their professional futures. Just over five years ago, our founder, Dave Dougherty, sought to accomplish these goals by opening the first ever, non-profit business process outsourcing organization. As…

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Reinventing Recruiting

LinkedIn’s fourth annual Global Trends report found that nearly 50% of recruiters expect recruiting to become more like marketing over the next 5-10 years and 70% of employers are turning to brand development to attract future talent. Millennial job seekers are on the rise in the American economy and according to a Deloitte 2016 survey,…

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Partnership Celebration at Arizona State University: The Highlights

On Monday, May 16, Education at Work, Arizona State University, PayPal and USA Funds celebrated the establishment of their partnership with a ribbon cutting celebration at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Members of each partnering team attended the event. Leaders from each partner also spoke, including President Michael M. Crow of Arizona State University; Steve…

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USA Funds’ Life Skills Courses: One Million Times Worth It.

The absence of financial literacy programs in higher education creates a learning gap that ultimately becomes a weakness for today’s college students. Seven years ago, USA Funds identified this problem and addressed it through a web-based financial literacy and student success program. What the program does is introduce college students to money and time management skills that…

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Part-time Jobs: It’s NOT All About The Cash

Choosing a college major is like trying to pick out the best jelly bean from a whole jar of options. Sometimes the first choice is so overwhelmingly perfect that you go to the store and buy a bag of only that one flavor for four years. However, life isn’t always that sweet. Other times, you…

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Is It 2017 Yet?

Let me guess, you haven’t quite lost the 30 pounds you wanted to, or filled out your new 2016 agenda? Yeah, me neither. According to a study done by the University of Scranton, 49% of people who make New Year’s resolutions have infrequent success. Yikes. Joseph Strand, M.D., instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School,…

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More Than A Man

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. – an extraordinary leader. Most notably known for his leadership and advocacy during the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, King’s inspirational strength and faith is proudly celebrated every third Monday of January.  For the colleges and universities here in Cincinnati, this holiday means more than just a day free…

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The University Life Investment

Did you know that there are roughly 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States? For those of us who decide to attend one of those 5,300, choosing the right college can be daunting. With college debt at an all-time high in the US, it can be easy to assume cost is the one and…

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