Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.
Some might say that the crash has been a great equalizer of sorts. I disagree. The crash has removed the ability of "privileged" students to rest on their laurels to obtain high-paying private interest jobs, and stimulated the age of the networker.
Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers.
Just 8 percent of the graduates of the Chicago public schools are college-ready. That's 8 percent of a population already narrowed down by attrition -- only 57 percent of students in Chicago finish school.
Until you find The Product, nothing else will end up mattering. Without it, any seed money you raise or savings you invest will soon go down the tubes, you'll have a pile of debt you probably won't be able to pay, and you'll need your old job back--if you can get it.
The music, the dancing, the parties, everything that is seen in the movies is what people expect in high school. That's not always the case for me. If I choose the Hollywood scene it seems I have to be ready to really pay the price.
As if to make the application process even more complicated, some schools have recently added the option of creating a video essay. Will schools be impressed by your juggling skills or ability to recite Shakespearean monologues?
Which schools take the cake (not literally) for healthy dining? Read on for a look at the organic, all-natural, vegetarian, vegan and downright diet-friendly worlds of the nation's ten healthiest dining halls.