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Baby Steps: Finding Your Career Path

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHaving been in the country for only a year, and the only one in the family who could speak English, my 16-year-old self was very lost. I felt lonely and hopeless; I didn't know where life would take me next.

Strengthening the Middle Class in Emerging Democracies

Fron Nahzi | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Fron Nahzi

The international aid community responds to familiar challenges, as they have for the past 20 years, with the same programs combining trainings and grants. One reason these programs have not yielded the intended results is that they have overlooked the importance of education.

Should You Hire an Intern?

Women & Co | Posted 04.02.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

I am a big fan of internships -- having landed my first job after college through one, and later coordinating my employer's own program. There, I saw firsthand how much interns could benefit our business. However, not every company is suited to hire them.

Growing Flowers From Concrete: Foster Care to Career

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBecause of my background, I had always thought of myself as inferior to others. The idea that I was lesser than other people has always plagued me and limited what I believed I could accomplish.

How to Find the Best C.S. Students via Programming Competitions

David Thielen | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
David Thielen

It's a battle out there to find the top computer science students. How to find them and then get them interested in your company is a gigantic challen...

Why Paid Internships Matter

Laura Rowley | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Laura Rowley

Here's a truly dumb idea: Let's reserve valuable internships for the wealthiest students alone, at a time when college costs continue to surge past middle-class family incomes and available aid. This is what a recent op-ed effectively recommends.

Confessions From an Obama Campaign Staffer

Laurence Pevsner | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Laurence Pevsner

Now that the campaign's over, and the President will be inaugurated in a matter of weeks, I am no longer a representative of Obama for America. And I have a few confessions to get off my chest about this summer.

Charlie Rose Settles Lawsuit

Posted 12.21.2012 | Media

Charlie Rose's production company agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on by a former intern who claimed the company violated New York State labor laws ...

Rock Your Next Internship at Every Stage of the Game

Brazen Life | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Brazen Life

A concise, upbeat and professional message in the body of the email that expresses interest in the available internship goes a long way and gives you the opportunity to wow the employer with your clean writing before they even open your resume.

Facebook Interns Make HOW MUCH More Than The Average American?

Posted 12.13.2012 | Technology

Do Facebook interns make more money than you? According to a new report, interns at the social media behemoth earn $25,000 more than the average A...

How NYC Businesses Help Local High School Students Get to Work

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

Successful businesses understand that it's best to make investments early. And that's why so many of New York City's top firms are investing in local high school students through the PENCIL Fellows Program: investing in our students means a better, more productive workforce tomorrow.

So, Who Gets Hired?

Posted 12.11.2012 | College

What makes certain people get hired while others meander, unemployed right after graduation? Unsurprisingly, says internships play a m...

10 Unique Stocking Stuffers for College Students

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Finding the perfect holiday gift isn't always easy. And if you've got college students on your list, it can be difficult to think beyond those two staples -- cash and gift cards. Below are a few stocking stuffers they might not expect, but could be grateful for down the road.

Why SUNY's Cooperative Education Is a Win for the American Economy

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 02.07.2013 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

American educators must not lose sight of the monumentally important task that we must achieve with each graduating class, and that is meeting the workforce demands of a 21st Century global economy and preparing students for a prosperous future.

Millennial Unemployment: The Cognitive Cliff

George Weiner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
George Weiner

The nation's politicians are now focusing their attention on our impending fiscal cliff, but I believe there is a much more dangerous cliff -- one that is threatening to cripple an entire generation.

Work for Free? The Internship Dilemma

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Parents and students expressed frustration that most internships are unpaid and that many universities now require students to enroll in a class. Hopefully, I can provide some answers to those of you who get frustrated or need more insight to internships.

How to Defend Against a Bad Career Choice

Melani Ward | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Melani Ward

When we consider how averse so many people are to uncertainty, it is no wonder that the principal mistake people make when they are contemplating a career change is hesitating to step forward.

4 Reasons You Should (Still!) Take an Internship

Cathryn Vandewater | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cathryn Vandewater

Interns have long gone unpaid, unthanked and sent on one too many coffee runs. But a recent slew of class action suits raises the question: where does opportunity end and exploitation begin?

Ten Tips For Managing Interns

Kelly Meeker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Small Business
Kelly Meeker

Don't look them up on Twitter. You really don't want to know what they do on the weekends.

Why Women Over 40 Make the Best Interns

Melani Ward | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver
Melani Ward

If you think deepening wrinkles, the need for a more flexible schedule due to multiple kids at home, and a large resume gap because of raising kids are the only reasons to welcome a 40-plus-year-old "returner" into your office, think again.

Skills for Chicagoland's Future Allows the Crème to Rise to the Top

Melani Ward | Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago
Melani Ward

One morning while knee deep in her work, Daphne Jemison was called into the HR office and was told she was part of a reduction in force. It took her over a year to find another job. You've probably heard this story far too frequently.

Full Cycle (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Bikes can be used both as a means of transportation and as a way to enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring the local area, but for a group of young adults in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are providing much more than that thanks to Full Cycle.

Some Honest Advice For College Students

Ryan O'Connell | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Ryan O'Connell

You will struggle. That being said, there's not much you can do about it as a college freshman or sophomore or even a junior. So take a freaking chill pill, honey, and just enjoy the ride.

Take a Year Off, Find Your Ideal Work

Melani Ward | Posted 12.01.2012 | Denver
Melani Ward

If six months ago you had told me to take a year off so I could find my "dream job" I would have started sweating, breathing heavily and talking really fast about why that is the dumbest idea in the world.

Learning to Create Lasting Social Change Online

Thenera Bailey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

The common link for all our interns is their desire to better understand social issues and strategies for creating lasting change.