1. Major Matters Most: The Economic Value of Bachelor’s Degrees from The University of Texas System

    • Resource ID: CEW-MMM
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This report finds that graduates from University of Texas System institutions out earn other bachelor’s degree holders not just in Texas but across the nation, demonstrating that a University of Texas education is a worthwhile investment in the future.
  2. Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

    • Resource ID: CEW-CP
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers posits that integrating education and workforce data will go a long way in removing the guesswork for individuals navigating the college and career maze. A number of states have started to leverage integrated education and workforce data...
  3. America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots

    • Resource ID: CEW-ADR
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The jobs recovery deepens the economic and political divide between workers with and without a college education. America’s Divided America: College Haves and Have-Nots finds that over 95% of the jobs created in the recovery have gone to those with education beyond a high school education...
  4. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-AACME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Earnings vary greatly among college majors. While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings shows that African Americans, who represent 12 percent of the U.S. population,...
  5. Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession

    • Resource ID: CEW-SMMJ
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The economy continues to add jobs at a steady pace and the Federal Reserve Board is considering its first interest rates hike since the beginning of the recession. Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession shows that the effects of the Great Recession still linger in...
  6. Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make

    • Resource ID: CEW-RYC
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard is a web tool allowing users to access an array of information about the quality of colleges and universities throughout the country. It shows how much students earn 10 years after enrolling, which helps them evaluate institutions and...
  7. Learning While Earning: The New Normal

    • Resource ID: CEW-LWE
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, school and other life priorities. The report explores these working...
  8. Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as...
  9. Hispanos: Carreras Universitarias e Ingresos

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCUI
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Las carreras universitarias no están perfectamente vinculadas a las ocupaciones, pero sí determinan ingresos a lo largo de la vida. Hoy una educación universitaria es la puerta de entrada a la clase media. Los hispanos que no han tenido acceso a recursos económicos a través de generaciones...
  10. Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line

    • Resource ID: CEW-GJAB
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment opportunities. Out of these career opportunities, 2.9 million are considered good jobs...
  11. The Economic Value of College Majors

    • Resource ID: CEW-EVOM
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.
  12. Ranking the States

    • Resource ID: CEW-RTS
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States ranks the states by how many job openings there are per college-educated workers overall and within industries and career fields.
  13. Lesson Plan: Investigating STEM Cluster Careers

    • Resource ID: 14590
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
  14. Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

    • Resource ID: 11266
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
  15. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

    • Resource ID: 11264
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
  16. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

    • Resource ID: 11265
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
  17. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

    • Resource ID: 12084
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
  18. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

    • Resource ID: 14242
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
  19. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  20. Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

    • Resource ID: 20037
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and...