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#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The Top 10 Worst College Majors, Definitively Ranked

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.11.2014 | College

Passion versus paycheck. It's one of the oldest debates when it comes down to choosing a college major. Well, perhaps this chart can help you decid...

Intersecting Ideas: The Importance of an Interdisciplinary Education

Kimberly Tan | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Kimberly Tan

The truth is, the solutions to our toughest problems will not be found through a narrow specialization, but rather through an interdisciplinary approach, where each field of study can provide a stepping-stone to the eventual solution.

How Not to Defend the Humanities

David McCabe | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
David McCabe

The greatest threat in defending the humanities is that our true motivation become the love that dare not speak its name. We must not let that happen.

So You Want to Go to Medical School? 5 Think-Ahead Tips for High Schoolers

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"

Inspirational Senior Art Show at Ursuline College

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you find yourself in the Cleveland, OH, area this week, take a short drive to Pepper Pike, home of the only women's college in Ohio, Ursuline College. Here you'll experience a unique student art show, filled with form diversity that will inspire and delight you.

I Will Not Be Making Coffee with my $200,000 English Degree

Akane Otani | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Akane Otani

Yes, this is a degree that requires a certain amount of self-introspection. And no, you probably won't get fuzzy socks in the mail anytime soon. But don't devalue your degree because it's the butt of everyone else's jokes.

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.

Expert Advice From a Women's College Alumna About Seeking a Career In Marine Biology

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you are looking for a truly empowering college environment (in addition to strong academics), you'll find it at a women's college.

In Defense Of The 'Impractical' English Major

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.15.2014 | College

According to the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, upon graduating from college with a degree in English, there are only several career options tha...

The Truth About a College Education

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Nile Cappello

Does you major matter 10 (or even two) years down the line? Not one bit. But are you likely to remember if you spent four years slaving over a subject matter you despised in hopes it will bring a bit of financial karma at the end of your four years? Absolutely.

7 People Who Turned This 'Worthless' College Major Into Successful Careers

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2014 | College

Last week, President Obama apologized for his flippant remark about the value of an art history degree, but he was hardly the first person to question...

Study What You Love, Not What Others Think You Should

Uloop | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Uloop

We all excel at different things; if we didn't, the world would be a pretty boring place. Here are some tips on how to deal with people hating on your major, and how to keep your spirits up.

Deciding on a College Major

Corinne Futch | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Corinne Futch

The idea that students have the intellectual freedom to learn essentially anything that they want can be overwhelming. We have the ability to forge our own professional direction, and the thought itself can be terrifying.

Plugging the Holes in the STEM Pipeline

Jon Whitmore | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Jon Whitmore

The students are there. And we know that STEM-ready students will make a crucial difference in ensuring American global competitiveness for generations to come.

Universities Play a Bigger Role Than Manufacturing Degrees

Derrick Feldmann | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Derrick Feldmann

A few days ago, I had a good conversation with a recent graduate named Andrew. Andrew was the model college student. He worked hard, studied rigorousl...

Should Parents Begin Choosing Their College-Bound Kids' Majors? Possibly!

Laura Wellington | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

When a child goes to college today, it means the entire family goes to college... both literally and figuratively. It is a monumental commitment for all to undertake.

7 Cool Majors You Didn't Know Existed

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Kelsey Pomeroy The college application process can be a daunting task, especially when it feels like you have too many decisions to make and no...

The 'Why College?' Question

Gloria Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Gloria Yu

Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.

Thinking Like an Investor... About the Liberal Arts

Joe Kraus | Posted 02.02.2014 | College
Joe Kraus

If you think of a college education as the stock market, what are the "value buys," what are, to paraphrase Warren Buffett, the "companies" with strong fundamentals and long track records that other investors are overlooking?

3 Ways to Learn to Love Your College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

As most freshmen do, I had a rocky start to college. Everyone has the awkward transitional phase and has a hard time finding friends. For me, it seemed impossible to find my niche. I wasn't a partier, and as a freshman I had no idea how to find non-drinking activities to fill my time on campus.

Faculty Triads: A 21st-Century Model for Liberal Arts Education

Mauri Ditzler | Posted 11.11.2013 | Education
Mauri Ditzler

"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.

Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself

College Majors Are Changing, But Not In The Way You Expect

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.04.2013 | College

Based on the steady coverage of how humanities are losing their popularity, tales of woe about art and psychology graduates making minuscule salaries,...

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.