And with emptied out sleep kits and some overheard side-conversations about peoples' plans to use the gear and close their eyes at eleven instead of midnight, the Sleep Revolution at Penn really begins.
I don't want you to dread the moment when you realize you probably borrowed a little too much for school. I want you to prepare for it. Don't be scared and run away from your problems. I can assure you ten years later they'll still be waiting for you to settle up.
So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.
In 2016, getting a college degree is not enough. By not equipping our low-income kids with the skills needed to connect with jobs, not only are they missing out, we are, too.
More and more frequently, recent college graduates are interested in employment with companies providing products or services for improving planet earth.
I am finally sitting in the foundation of my being. An artist-academic-activist, a Black woman who speaks her mind, I have been through hell and back and managed to individuate within an historically white institution.
I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?
The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) filed a complaint with the Departments of Justice and Education Monday, stating that as the population of college-age Asian Americans has grown in the past 20 years, their representation has leveled off or declined at Brown, Dartmouth and Yale.
If you wait until you have your diploma in hand, you're already too late. My advice to undergrads? Start tackling projects (outside of school) that you care about. As soon as possible. This is what will eventually lead you to paid work.
This spring brings an abundance of big news into the relatively staid world of college applications and admissions for the upcoming season - for those applying to be part of the class of 2021. Students and parents will need to navigate quite a few new organizations, essays, and even tests.
While wages have increased for young men graduating college by about 8.1% since 2000, wages for young women have fallen 6.8% in the same time period. The discrepancy, according to the EPI's report, is likely driven by men at the very top of the wage gap distribution earning more than ever.
As a college student, summer means liberation from class and midterms, but it's also time for the often-dreaded hunt for an internship. Rather than gamble with internship-ception, ask the real question... "Is an internship even worth it?"
To anyone contemplating taking a gap year: I cannot urge strongly enough that there is no better way to transform yourself from a lost high school kid who thinks they've got a clue, to a young adult who's starting to get the idea that cluelessness is a necessary part of life.
Without the love I have found with my future spouse, all of the wedding-related things and experiences wouldn't bring an ounce of joy. The root of my happiness is Craig and our commitment -- not the tangible items.
Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.
If you are in a job search and not seeing results by mass resume submission, know that it's not because you're not working hard, it's because you're not working smart.
There's a serious consequence of student loan debt that we don't hear much about: how high debt payments in the early working years could have a devastating impact on the retirement security of today's young people.