Some college students underestimate the benefits of work experience and internships. When you are looking for a job, the last thing that you want to be told is that you don’t have enough experience.
Developing essential skills
One of the most important things you can do as a student is develop your skills and demonstrate them in real world experiences that you can use to find employment. Sometimes, this can be through work experience or working part-time.... Read more
Media literacy — some say media illiteracy — is having a moment. And professors are ready to respond.
As Election Day approached, so-called fake news seemed everywhere: intentionally false stories dressed up as news reports, misleading social-media posts, clickbait headlines, hyperpartisan opinion posing as fact.
Among the false stories’ claims: Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump, the NYPD was investigating Bill Clinton for sex with underage girls, and ISIS called for Muslims in America to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Boyle and... Read more
One question many of us have sometimes when it comes to whether or not to go to college is, “Do we really need a college degree to be successful?” The answer to this question is really up to the person deciding on whether or not to pursue that pricey sheepskin.
Consider some of the biggest names in the computer and online worlds and what they have in common: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, for instance. All three... Read more
With indebted 2016 college graduates owing an average of $37,172 in loans, many young people are concerned about student debt.
And a Donald Trump presidency raises questions about student loans. Hillary Clinton (and Bernie Sanders) released detailed college tuition plans — aimed at lessening college costs and easing burden recent graduates face.
Contrarily, Donald Trump addresses student loans vaguely in two bullet points on his website:
Work with Congress on reforms to ensure universities are making a good faith effort to reduce the cost of college and student debt... Read more
After President Obama announced a goal last year to make community college free for all Americans, no state has moved as aggressively as California.
In 2016, at least 20 programs offering support to incoming community college students were introduced in California, bringing the state’s total to about 30, according to the federal Department of Education.
“I think it’s a grand experiment frankly,” said Martha Kanter, the executive director of the College Promise campaign.
The latest initiative was announced... Read more
Applying for admission to many American colleges already has high school students jumping through hoops.
School transcript? Check. Recommendations? Check. Personal statement? Standardized test scores? List of accomplishments? Check. Check. Check.
Now some social media experts are advising high school seniors to go even further. They are coaching students to take control of their online personas — by creating elaborate profiles on LinkedIn, the professional network, and bringing them to the attention of college admissions officers.
“They are... Read more