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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.