I am a career counselor at a university (I work mainly with freshmen and sophomores on the exploration side of the equation). and I pay close attention to which of our degree programs have strong employer and alumni relations and which do not. And that’s part of what I pass on to students as they explore. “That program has connections to worksites for interns” and “if you pursue that major, you will be largely on your own when it comes to job search” have become part of my lexicon in the 25 years I have been doing this. And I don’t apologize for being that blunt about it.
Featuring a diverse and sizzling array of home-grown Louisiana musicians, the music lineup for the fourteenth annual 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival , to be held in Houma, Louisiana October 13,14 and 15 has been announced. The festival, selected ‘Best Festival Outside New Orleans 2016’ by Offbeat Magazine, is produced by the non-profit Voice of the Wetlands, founded by Houma blues and roots musician Tab Benoit to bring awareness to the cultural and economic challenges faced by the physical loss of the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Besides the music, the Festival has become noted for it’s outstanding traditional Louisiana cuisine, Art Market, and family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 2017 marks the third year the festival is being held at the Ponderosa, a cattle farm turned festival venue for one weekend a year through the generosity of the Rouse family, of supermarket note. Festival-goers can camp on-site, with both tent and RV spaces available, and can expect three nights and two days of non-stop music on two stages, and late-night ‘Wetlands Ramble’ jams at the Red Dog Saloon stage. For the music line-up, and information about exhibiting and camping, please visit the website at .