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Yes, an Unpaid Internship Is a Job

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Matt Teitelbaum

There are several reasons usually cited by those who would say that an unpaid internship is not a job. The first is always of course, that they are unpaid; the second is that the work being done is often of an unskilled nature. None of these reasons are valid.

Dartmouth and Women: What's Changed?

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Gina Barreca

Being a woman at Dartmouth College in the 1970s was like having a double major. You were not only a freshman, you were also a "co-ed." You were not only a physics major or a government major, you were a "female" physics or government major--as if more estrogen in your system changed everything.

The Dialogue About Vagina Monologues

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I don't know Eve Ensler. She has not asked me to defend her, nor clearly does she need my help. But I do respect what she has accomplished with her voice. It feels a big leap to me to decide that a show about people with vaginas is somehow discriminatory to those without them.

Thinking About A Career In Public Relations?

Sandi Vidal | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Sandi Vidal

Public relations is an ever-changing and developing field in communications. From the integration of social media to the well-defined practice of press releases, public relations is becoming an appealing field of study for students.

Why We Should Stop Saying Sorry So Often

Brooke Metz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Good News
Brooke Metz

Not only do we devalue "sorry" when we use it unnecessarily, but we also devalue ourselves.

Students of Color and Women are Still Prone To Intense Harassment on College Campuses

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

All institutions of higher learning need to pay close attention to the concerns of students of color and women, aggressively listening to their concerns as well as making a valiant effort to produce a college campus that is receptive, stress free as possible and attentive to all students.

To Learn or to Educate?

Meral Barlas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Meral Barlas

To be honest, at times it seems like one company is ruling my life. No, not some designer brand or worldwide corporation, but the College Board -- from AP classes to administering the SAT, it pretty much monopolizes my life.

A Case Against the SAT

Hasan Khan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Hasan Khan

The SAT standardized tests have become the tool of choice to certify a student's readiness objectively, but is this system truly as foolproof as it is lauded to be?

Shut Your Mouth: College Audition Etiquette

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

To say you are not sizing up the competition would be a fabrication. Sound like an awkward situation? You bet it is. So what is the appropriate behavior, and how can you keep from embarrassing yourself?

5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.

Cracks in "Talent Pipeline" Pose Risks for Employers and College Students With Disabilities

Carol Glazer | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Carol Glazer

America's colleges and universities would do well to examine what RIT and other leaders in career services are doing right, because many, if not most, are getting it wrong.

5 Illinois Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

One of the biggest reasons students choose to go to college is to learn the skills necessary to get a high-paying job. Earnings potential can even be a main factor in deciding where to go to school, in addition to academic programs, athletic attractions and extra-curricular opportunities.

Learning to Be Loud

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

Part of it was college. We were older, less afraid. But part of it, I am sure, was being in the majority for once. We were in a specific space set aside for us. Guys were allowed in, but this was our turf, and they knew it.

The Real Cost Of Getting Into College

Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Valerie Asimacopoulos, M...

Volunteerism at the College Level: UT Project

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Ingrid Vasquez

There are many reasons why you shouldn't do service work: You don't get paid, the work is tedious, and you get absolutely nothing in return. It's not rocket science. It just seems that way because there's always an excuse not to do it.

17 Ways to Make Your Resume Fit On One Page

FindSpark | Posted 01.29.2015 | College
FindSpark

You may look at your resume and think that everything on it is too important to be left off. But let's get real. You're looking for an internship or entry-level job, which means you have just a few years experience.

Symptoms of Senioritis

Jeannie Borin | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester senior year seriously. Students have worked so hard to gain acceptance to colleges of their choice. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

3 Clues You Were a Bad Intern

Christina Berchini | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Christina Berchini

So before you waltz into that office, head held too high, for the first time, reflect on these three questions to make sure you're not about to do it all wrong:

Coming Home, Whatever That Means

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Home may be temporary and it may be common, but it is also important. This feeling of belonging in a world with so many circles. Not knowing where my next home will be, I can only relish the time I have left in this one. Last one, best one.

Why Size Doesn't Matter: Divesting From Fossil Fuels With A Small Endowment

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

For college students, divestment is the best angle. For a generation that feels increasingly disenfranchised and disillusioned with politicians' lagging reactions to climate problems, the national divestment movement provides a source of youth empowerment.

Institutionalized Misogyny in the Greek System

Victoria Moran | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
Victoria Moran

Boys' Bid Night -- an occasion marked by oversized, glittery neon tank tops and new fraternity members eager to celebrate their acceptance to their respective houses -- is now being erased from many a university woman's agenda.

The In-Betweeners

Andrea Vale | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Andrea Vale

They're "In-Betweeners." They fluctuate between living at home and living on their own. They have jobs, but only for the sake of making enough money to get by while they figure out what they really want to do -- bouncing between scattered, abandoned starts. They're the twenty-somethings.

Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Is that the 2-year-old girl down there -- the one who delighted in smearing peaches in her mouth, juice oozing down her chin? Is that the 5-year-old who grabbed my hand and pulled me to the jungle gym to proudly perform her latest trick?

Remember I Said I'm Glad I Have 529s?

David A. Dedman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Well, I thought I was glad I had college 529s, until this week. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, has introduced a new plan to discontinue the tax-free withdrawals on earnings in 529 plans.

4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adam Rico

Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.