The launch into adulthood is even more difficult for college grads nowadays than it was for their elders, as facing the job market can be scarier than those impending student loan payments.
The national unemployment level was at 7.6% in May, according to the federal Labor Department.
While that is a slight improvement from the year before, it still isn’t good. There is a large pool of... » more
Steve Jobs is finally coming to the big screen after Open Road Films set an August 16 nationwide release date for its film “Jobs.”
Ashton Kutcher will play the Apple co-founder in the new flick co-starring Matthew Modine, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad.
“Jobs” was originally scheduled to come out on April 19 around the anniversary of Apple’s founding.
The competition will be stiff... » more
Ben Silbert is the founder of Bar & Club Stats, which provides bars and other clubs with age verification technology that also collects customer data. On April 25, MillerCoors awarded Bar & Club Stats a grant of $25,000 as part of its Urban Entrepreneurs Series business plan competition. Silbert, 33, was formerly an intellectual property attorney for an N.Y.C.-based investment bank and a... » more
Steffan Bankier, 24, is the co-founder of Public House, a start-up that takes an innovative approach to boxed wine. Public House boxed wines come with stemless disposable wine glasses and have a handle, making it easy to carry them around. Bankier was previously a strategic planner for ad firms Young and Rubicam, and Saatchi and Saatchi. He currently lives on the Upper West Side.
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Satya Scainetti, 51, is the CEO and co-founder of Satya Jewelry, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.
Satya Jewelry is now available nationwide through satyajewelry.com and several stores in New York City. It has a celebrity following, including actresses like as Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone. The Satya Foundation has also donated millions of dollars to children’s... » more
Earth Day, nestled between the start of spring and graduation, is the perfect time for aspiring environmentalists to consider a career in the green industry.
If you’re passionate or curious about environmental issues, there’s a slew of jobs available in New York City’s green market — a sector that is expanding.
For-profit As technology and energy efficiency become more lucrative, the... » more
Ryan Frankel, 29, is the founder of VerbalizeIt, a phone application that provides a human language translator. Originally from Baltimore, Frankel now lives in the Union Square area. He was formerly an investor at Goldman Sachs.
Why the career switch? I spent the first four years of my post-college career investing in small and medium-sized businesses. I was really fortunate to learn from... » more
Theo Kogan is the founder and creator of the lip gloss company Armor Beauty. A New York native, she was originally the lead singer of the all-girl punk band Lunachicks.
Why did you switch careers?We did Lunachicks, that kind of ended in around 2000/2001 and I started another band, Theo and the Skyscrapers, we went until about 2008. After that ... I was in the middle of a different show and... » more
Anthony Robles, 36, is a real estate agent at Space Marketing Shop in Manhattan. He worked at a telecom company for 12 years, where he worked his way up to senior management positions in the technical and customer care departments.
Why did you switch? I began doing real estate part time, working with this company part time [because] it's something that I always wanted to get into. I was very... » more