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The Straits Times: Want a job? Land an internship first

In recent years, internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-resume to absolutely critical…. Postings for internships now make up a significant proportion of the overall entry-level job openings in engineering, graphic design, communications, marketing and information technology, according to Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> 

Nature: We Must Track How Technology Is Changing Work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999. Most of the monetary gains have gone to a small group at the very top. Technology is not the only reason, but it is probably the most important one. Read more >> 

The USF Oracle: Student debt: America’s 1.3 trillion issue

In today’s market, a college degree goes a long way to securing a high-paying job. And due to the increasing trend of “credentialism,” which causes professions to screen for higher credentials where they might not be needed, it has become nearly essential to obtain one. A 2014 study by Burning Glass, a labor analytics firm, concluded that “middle-skill career pathways are becoming closed off to those without a bachelor’s degree.” Read more >>

 

The Bend Bulletin: Former interns on landing a job

Internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-resumé to absolutely critical in recent years… Postings for internships now make up a significant proportion of the overall entry-level job openings in engineering, graphic design, communications, marketing and information technology, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a data analytics company that studies the job market. Read More >>

Nature: Track how technology is transforming work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999. Most of the monetary gains have gone to a small group at the very top. Technology is not the only reason, but it is probably the most important one. Read more >> 

Inside Higher Ed: Data Science Disconnect

A shortage of job candidates with fluency in data science and analytics is among the nation’s most yawning of skills gaps, one requiring substantial changes by higher education institutions and employers alike…An estimated 2.72 million new job postings in 2020 will seek workers with skills in data science and analytics, according to an analysis from Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> 

Black Enterprise Magazine: Capital One Hosts Discussion on How to Really Diversify Tech

Capital One took over Austin’s famous blues nightclub Antone’s, and turned it into the Capital One House at SXSW. One session, “Preparing Our Communities for the Future,” gathered business and social impact leaders to discuss diversity in tech. Everyone knows this stubbornly remains an issue, but these leaders were gathered to offer concrete solutions. The session’s panelists included Dan Restuccia, chief analytics officer, Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> 

Fast Company: This College Alternative Only Makes Money If You Make A Salary

As of 2012, there were 34 million Americans with college debt and no degree. Colleges have no incentive to focus on jobs. MissionU, a cross between boot camp-style learning and traditional higher ed, has been designed to correct that dynamic… In the Burning Glass account, contrary to MissionU, getting a B.A. is more important than ever before. Read more >>