economy

Sep 17, 2020

Top 5 Ways To Stay Motivated While Unemployed

The year 2020 has caused the public to face a variety of issues that have made life difficult for many....

Sep 27, 2019

The Hidden Economy of Instagram Caption Writers

Influencers are known to hire social media managers for managing their content and captions. Here's what you don't know about the secret society behind Instagram.

Nov 9, 2010

After The Midterm Elections – What Happens Now?

After last Tuesday’s midterm election votes were tallied, Republicans gained control of the House. Dems still control the Senate, but the right has certainly swept in and gained an enormous (and not unexpected) amount of clout on Capitol Hill. What does this mean for the next two years?

Forget Money! Here are 5 Majors That Will Make You Want to Work

Obviously the current job market isn’t looking so hot for anyone right now.  Most of us don’t have a trust...

Sep 14, 2010

Our Generation is Going to be OK, OK?

I feel like everyday I’m reading stories, such as the one The Huffington Post ran yesterday, that dish out an extra-large helping of negativity aimed at my generation- the Millenials, Gen-Y, the Peter Pan Generation, Generation Next, the Echo Boomers. We seem to inspire a lot of labels, but sadly not as much confidence from our predecessors.

Aug 11, 2010

College: It’s Worth Every Penny

Here at College Candy, we’re huge supporters of the college experience. Whether you’re navigating the sometimes-choppy waters of freshman year or dealing with a horrible roommate, dealing with an LDR or preparing for graduation, we think all these experiences are crucial to shaping post-high school you.

Jul 26, 2010

May 21, 2010

The Job Market Sucks, But Look On The Bright Side!

The “real world,” as some of you may have found out, doesn’t really care if you want a career or a steady salary. It doesn’t matter if you went to Harvard or Podunk Community College- record numbers of graduates are finding themselves jobless these days.

Apr 15, 2010

Don’t Blow That Tax Refund

Happy Tax Day! I know it's not the best day for those of you who have to hand your hard-earned money over to the government (perhaps a free donut will help?), but some of you might be lucky enough to be getting some cash back. Hooray! If you're anything like me, you were so excited at the prospect of having a positive number in your bank account that you started spending that money before you even got it.

Jan 4, 2010

Your Career: Not an Impulse Buy

Recently, graduating from college, it seems, has sprouted a ripe mid-life crisis for the college student. It may not result in buying a convertible and a condo in southern Florida, but it does send soon-to-be college grads in a downward spiral as they freak out about their futures, their jobs and, well, surviving real life.

Dec 30, 2009

Want a Job? Try These 10 Industries

No matter how often I search "high-paying magazine job" on Monster.com, or how many fake ads I peruse on Craigslist, the harsh reality is that our economy still kinda sucks...and finding a job isn't easy for anybody (even a charming, well-educated woman like myself).

Oct 2, 2009

Duke It Out: Longer School Years?

There's been some debate recently about increasing the number of days public school kids have to spend in class, and while you may be thinking "man, I'm glad I'm not in high school anymore," think again. Colleges, especially public ones, generally follow the patterns set up by lower levels of schooling, which means that if they cut back on summer, you could kiss it goodbye too.

Sep 16, 2009

Live Green, Dress Sustainably

I love shopping, but I just can’t help but feel a tad guilty every time I invest in another mother-earth-will-cry-when-I-wear-this kinda number. I know that the clothing industry contributes to global warming, air and water pollution, and tons of waste, but I really can’t bring myself to be Goodwill’s number one customer.

Sep 10, 2009

Dollar Pitchers No More

I am thoroughly pissed off. And you should be too. It’s been announced that the price of beer is on the rise this fall due to the fact that sales are down and the cost of making it is up. Now, I don’t know who is cutting back on their beer intake (how else are you supposed to cope with the declining economy and increasing joblessness?), but it sure as hell isn’t us college students.