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Jett Wells
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Jett Wells started writing at age 16 when his film critic father gave him a column on his website. Ever since then, it's been an interchanging love of different aspects of writing and journalism. He's a recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as a magazine journalism major. He has worked in multiple different media environments ranging from community newspapers to MTV News. In college, he ran the multimedia department for SU's music magazine, 20 Watts. Email him at tjwell01@gmail.com.

Jett was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County. He currently lives in New York City.

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WATCH: Young, Educated And UNPAID

Posted July 22, 2010 | 13:35:42 (EST)

I'm an unpaid intern who made a short documentary about unpaid internships (watch it below).

For someone who has worked for free since I was 17 (besides a few short stints as a bus boy), this project hit close to home. Not only did it open my eyes to what...

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The STRICTEST Colleges (PHOTOS)

Posted July 14, 2010 | 09:15:26 (EST)

Tuck in your shirt, shave your beard and hide the keg -- these are some of America's strictest colleges. Check them out and vote for which one you think holds down the tightest fort. If we missed one, add it in the comments section!


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Alternative Ways To Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt (PHOTOS)

Posted July 12, 2010 | 09:54:32 (EST)

For unemployed, underemployed and employed college graduates staring at mountains of student loan debt, here are some ideas to get a jump-start on repayment. You may not make a mint from some of them, but every little bit helps. Chime in with your own idea in the comments section.

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Legendary Secret Societies (PHOTOS)

Posted July 6, 2010 | 17:24:25 (EST)

Many universities are home to dark, mysterious secret societies that date to the early 19th century. Little is known about these exclusive clubs except the names of rumored powerful members like John Kerry and Robert F. Kennedy. Your college could be governed by a clandestine organization ... and you might...

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The GREATEST College Movies (VIDEO)

Posted July 5, 2010 | 13:49:04 (EST)

Films like Animal House and Old School forever defined and hyperbolized what college is like, but there are other works of art that do the job in their own way. Take a look and see which movies rank among the all-time best. Which one is your favorite?

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Presidents In College (PHOTOS)

Posted July 1, 2010 | 18:13:38 (EST)

With the exception of Harry Truman, every 20th and 21st century president's path to the White House began with a stint in college. Some were athletes, some were performers and others were war heroes -- check out the photos and let us know which one you like the best. (And...

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Famous Frat Brothers And Sorority Sisters (PHOTOS)

Posted June 29, 2010 | 16:32:14 (EST)

You probably won't be surprised to know that Jeremy Piven was a frat boy, but perhaps you didn't that David Spade was. Take a look at some of the most prominent celebrity frat dudes and sorority gals -- and vote for your favorite at left.

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The GREATEST College Sports Rivalries Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted June 24, 2010 | 13:10:20 (EST)

There's nothing quite like a college sports rivalry, whether you're a sports fan or not -- as some of these competitors prove, it can be more about the ambiance than the game itself. Pick your favorite and vote on it, or add your own!


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Things That Cost More Than One Year Of College (PHOTOS)

Posted June 24, 2010 | 09:59:06 (EST)

With college tuition costs rising to new heights each year, the dream of getting a quality education becomes more difficult to realize for many. However, even the cost of the most expensive college can seem like pocket change when considering some certain government and personal expenditures. Check out our list...

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The HIGHEST-PAID Internships (PHOTOS)

Posted June 22, 2010 | 15:38:12 (EST)

Each year, BusinessWeek compiles data on the best places to intern based on wage, hiring rate and other factors. Here, we've highlight the ones that still pay their lowest-rung apprentices handsome salaries. See BusinessWeek's full internship database here, and also check out their slideshow of the...

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The History Of College In America (PHOTOS)

Posted June 22, 2010 | 09:16:40 (EST)

America's unique and varied system of education sets it apart in the global market. With rising costs and questions of sustainability, the future of American education remains to be seen. Looking back, however, the present is not the first time the nation's colleges and universities have faced challenges.

Add your...

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Colleges With The BEST Teachers (PHOTOS)

Posted June 21, 2010 | 15:53:52 (EST)

Perhaps the best assessment of a college is by the quality of its teachers. College-rankings mecca U.S. News and World Report scored schools solely on the strength of their instructors and came up with several lists, two of which we've highlighted here -- the best national universities for...

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Colleges Attended By The Most Senators (PHOTOS)

Posted June 18, 2010 | 14:43:48 (EST)

Which colleges have the most alumni in the Senate? We took a look at where the senators of the 111th Congress spent their undergraduate careers, and the list isn't as homogeneous as you might assume.

What do you think? Surprised? Or not? Let us know in the comments section.

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CELEBS 101: Celebrities That Have Been Studied In College (PHOTOS)

Posted June 15, 2010 | 15:12:50 (EST)

Nowadays, some lucky students have the opportunity to get graded on their celebrity know-how -- in what seems like a dream-like scenario, they can write essays about Radiohead and discuss Lil' Kim for credits toward a degree. Ain't college grand?

Which class would you sign up for?

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The COOLEST Road Trip Destinations (PHOTOS)

Posted June 13, 2010 | 12:26:49 (EST)

There's no better time to take a massive road trip than while you're in college. It's a timeless rite of passage, from the days of Kerouac to the days of ... Tom Green.

Regardless, a road trip doesn't just mean driving to the airport and flying to...

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The TOP Countries With The Best Universities (PHOTOS)

Posted June 8, 2010 | 09:27:32 (EST)

Still think Ivy League universities dominate the world's best institutions? Guess again. The landscape of the best and brightest universities is diverse and widespread. Using QS data, U.S. News and World Report determined which countries have the highest-rated universities in the world. Share your comments on which country...

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Colleges With The BEST Learning Disability Programs (PHOTOS)

Posted June 7, 2010 | 16:15:39 (EST)

Just because you have a learning disability doesn't mean you can't compete in college. Respected institutions across the country offer all kinds of excellent programs aimed at supporting the learning disabled. Check out which colleges offer the best programs, and add your own in the comments section.


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The Most LEGENDARY College Pranks (PHOTOS)

Posted June 3, 2010 | 17:02:29 (EST)

Some graduating college students feel it's a rite of passage to leave some kind of mark on campus before venturing off into the real world. This can mean anything from installing cars on top of campus landmarks to stealing a sacred cod. Here's a list of the most famous and...

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The TOP Businesses Started In College (PHOTOS)

Posted June 2, 2010 | 15:36:06 (EST)

One of the funny things about college is that students tend to think their careers start after they graduate -- even though some of the most successful business pioneers got going while they were still in their dorm rooms. Here are some entrepreneurs that didn't need to wait for their...

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The BEST Commencement Speeches Of 2010 (VIDEO)

Posted May 21, 2010 | 12:19:29 (EST)

It's hard to say whose commencement speech soared the highest this year. So we'll let you decide -- enjoy this mash-up of notable speeches and let us know who hit the most right notes.

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