High School and College Students

The career of your dreams starts with landing a well-paying professional job. The staff at College to Career Catalyst, LLC is as passionate about your career as you are. That’s why we have pooled our collective years of experience to help you prepare for, land and remain at the forefront of Twenty-first-century jobs and careers.

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Treating College as a Four-Year Job Search

According to the Department of Labor, nearly 50% of college graduates have jobs that do not require a degree. The good news is you and your student can do something about it. Discover how in this 90 minute webinar. Cost: $299.99 …

Landing Your First Professional Job At Graduation

A college degree no longer carries the career promises it once did. Landing your first professional job after college is more difficult and important than ever. But you don't have to figure it all out on your own. We'll help each step of …

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Career Management: Parents are invited

During the Q&A session after a recent talk I gave someone asked what I thought about parents who wanted to attend interviews with their recent college graduate.  The way in which the question was asked and the ensuing discussion left …

Parents of Blue Chip Athletes Need More for their Student than a College Degree

Parents and recruits know the odds of making a living as a professional athlete are astronomically long. And even when talent and good fortune allows them to play at the next level, professional careers are remarkably short. That’s why …

What Grandparents Can Do

At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound like your grandchild? Though you may be happy to see that they have a high level of personal …

Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Simply sitting back and letting go given today’s job market for recent college graduates is the equivalent of throwing a child into the deep end as a way of teaching them to swim.  The situation is far too demanding for that. Besides, as …

A Parent's Job is Never Done: Even When the Kids Are Away at College

“Whew! My student got into a great college; has chosen a solid major; and we are paying for it mostly with other people’s money. Now that she is positioned for academic and career success, I can finally relax! Having been there, done …

College Grads: 5 Things You Can Do To Tip Job Search Odds In Your Favor

John Sullivan, a highly regarded human resources thought leader, recently gave job seekers reason for pessimism when he took a look at recruiting by the numbers. His point was that the odds of landing a job are against most of us. For …

College Grads: Effective Outreach to Alumni

I am getting my annual rush of panic calls from parents, grandparents and soon-to-be college graduates about how to find a good job. And just when I think the level of sophistication about how to use social media has grown, the same bad …