Kevin Smiley procrastinated before he showed up in Center City with his sign of the times. He faced the morning rush at 16th and Market in a shirt and tie, a giant placard resting on the arms of his hand-pushed chair.
Former President Bill Clinton today praised a pioneering career-training program for Philadelphia high school students during a speech at the National Constitution Center, saying it was the kind of program that improves students' lives and the economy.
With just weeks to go before graduation, law students are bracing for a job market that has seen cutbacks at Center City firms.
Kelly Pitcher knows how lucky she was to land a prized internship at SAP America Inc. in Newtown Square last fall.
With lenders leaving the college loan market, some students face higher interest rates and a scramble to find new banks.
Philadelphia, the best city for recent college graduates? Think cheap rents and lots of entry-level jobs.
A small-business owner shares do's and don'ts of entry level job searching
NEW YORK - When Theodor Gervais was 14, he took a summer job selling cell phone covers in Brooklyn for $100 a month, sitting at a table outside a phone store in what he describes as "somewhat of a bad area." His cousin worked inside and, worried for Theodor's safety, checked on him all day...
Amid this spring's high-school graduates is a group that has had to overcome more obstacles than most others.
They were dropouts or lagged so far behind in credits that they were headed that way fast. Others were simply so old that it didn't make sense for them to remain in regular classrooms.
TRENTON - Vanessa Frost is thankful she's not a year younger.
"I would completely be unable to go to college," she said.
Making a Difference: These students were selected by their schools for making a difference in their schools or communities. They represent 700 students recommended by 238 high schools. For all of the "Making a Difference" students go to go.philly.com/reportcard.
It would balance the rise of about $20 billion with a similar cut in subsidies going to banks.
Just say "maybe."
After the grueling process of applying for college, you might want to say "yes" - to quickly tell the college of your dreams that you accept the offer it has just given you for a place in next fall's freshman class.
Temple's Philadelphia Scholars program will select four graduates from the district's 66 high schools who are high achievers with demonstrated financial need.
The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University are in serious talks with the Philadelphia School District to jointly operate two small high schools in University City - the first venture of its kind for the district at the high school level.