How science can help the college-bound find success and happiness

What makes students happy and successful is the question behind this cool Infographic from Happify. It is also the query stressing parents of the college-bound and students during the graduation season.

Based on the premise that happiness is a skill to be strengthened, Happify’s mission is to “make the benefits of scientific discovery readily available and usable by you in an interactive way.” To do this, they apply their expertise in gaming and technology to findings from “the field of positive psychology—the scientific study of what makes people thrive and lead meaningful lives.”

Parents and their college-bound children may use the tips from Happify, the online personal happiness trainer, as it explains the scientific research on education, striving for success and happiness.

Check out Happify Infographic’s suggestions about becoming “grittier” and the pointers about what benefits and matters to students. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit is the last one that explains the good lifelong news for college grads who earn their degrees during an economic recession.

Infographic: What makes students happy and successful? – Happify

Happify - Infographic - Graduation and Education

What the collegebound can learn from Class of 2013

The graduate. Photo by David Goehring CarbonNYC

‘Tis the season for college graduation and the 2013 class is joining the workforce. What the job market looks like is the subject of the infographic pictured below.

The college-bound and job hunters should pay particular attention to the middle of the infographic for two reasons.

  1. Location College grads often continue to live and work near their college alma mater. The college-bound may want to consider these locations when choosing a college to attend.
  2. Qualifications The 5 top personal qualities that employers seek are listed. These qualities will help applicants achieve goals before, during and after college.

SpareFoot.com, the largest online marketplace for self-storage, presents some figures that shed some light on what the future holds for the Class of 2013. Taken from a number of different sources, this infographic should give recent graduates a good preview of what they can expect out there in the real world.

College Class of 2013 Storage Infographic
Produced by SpareFoot. Copyright 2013.