It’s Time to Start Thinking About An Internship Next Summer

| August 24, 2016 | 1:23 pm

Through its G2G Impact initiative, Atlantic Trust is pleased to partner with Michael Sherman, founder of Graduate to Employment. In last week’s blog post, Michael shared some startling facts about the current job market and their implications for the Class of 2016’s job prospects.

This week, the series continues with a discussion about the role of the summer internship and makes the case for why now is the best time for career-minded college students to start planning for 2017.




Why Your Family Needs a “Healthcare Emergency Plan”

| August 23, 2016 | 11:33 am

If you are like me and grew up as an only child, it’s simple.  I need to tend to all the responsibilities associated with a sick or hospitalized parent, including taking care of the second parent that I’m so fortunate to have. There’s no discussion and no coordination of effort required: It’s all mine!

For those who have siblings, sharing these responsibilities—while certainly offering some relief and assistance from the amount of work involved—comes with its own assortment of stress, anxiety and the potential for miscommunication. That’s why I suggest that in advance of any crisis (and, as our parents age, crisis becomes nearly inevitable), you conduct a family meeting with the following agenda item: “Emergency Plan If One of Our Parents Is Hospitalized.”

Below are some things to consider in that meeting.

Healthcare concerns



G2G Impact: Own Your Graduation Transition Plan

| August 16, 2016 | 11:45 am

Despite uneven performance from the U.S. economy and mounting worries over the long-term economic impact of the Brexit vote held in June, there’s a silver lining for the class of 2016. Citing data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), CNBC reported that this year is shaping up to be one of the best job markets in recent years for college graduates.

The same report also said that employers are expected to hire about 5% more graduates from this year’s graduating class compared to last year, and unemployment among bachelor’s degree holders who are 25 years or older is less than half of the overall unemployment rate of 5%.





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