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Are College-Dropout Billionaire Entrepreneurs Really That Common?

College dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are odd fish among a sea of billionaires with B.A.'s

We’ve all heard the story dozens of times: A brilliant kid drops out of college, turns his or her idea into a business and ends up becoming a multi-billionaire. Bill Gates, for example, dropped out of Harvard after two years to pursue his business idea ...

by Jayson Demers  | April 08, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Valuable Things No One Tells College Grads Entering the Real World

Take control of the little things that can either stall or fast-track a fledgling career

When college graduates begin their career, most begin with a blank resume, limited relationships and an uphill battle to success. Sure, maybe some of them attended top-tier universities, took business classes or landed stellar internships during their college years. But, in many ways, graduation is ...

by Jess Ekstrom  | July 31, 2017 08:00:00
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Do Master’s Degree Holders Really Get Paid More Than College Grads?

Check out these numbers from if you’re planning to get an MBA

Intuitively, we know that getting a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and other graduate degrees is good for professional careers. Anecdotally, advanced degrees help fast-track promotions up the corporate ladder, resulting in much higher pay.But is that expectation supported by a more ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 27, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

Do College Graduates Really Earn a Much Higher Pay?

A look at users’ self-reported salaries sheds some light on the big question

A few weeks into the new school year, college students and their parents struggling to pay for rising tuition fees may find themselves asking an obvious question. Does a college degree really lead to a higher salary? Will a bachelor’s degree increase ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 21, 2017 01:00:00
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Advice to College Grads: Embrace Entrepreneurship

The time in your life to start a business or a freelance career is now

Part of my job as the CEO of Upwork is meeting with other CEOs to explain to them why their companies will benefit from hiring freelancers via our site. The executives I meet tend to have college-age children, and within five minutes, almost every CEO ...

by Stephane Kasriel  | June 13, 2017 02:00:00