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Internship Practices That Can Help You Succeed in College and Beyond

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

During your internship, you will learn not just the skills, but also the practices necessary to succeed in college and in your chosen occupation. Here are four valuable lessons you will learn.

Undergraduate Education and Student Debt

Richard E. Wylie | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Richard E. Wylie

Now, more than ever, higher education needs to provide value. We need to make sure our graduates are ready to successfully jump into an active workforce upon graduation.

So You Want to Be An Opera Singer?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts
J Nelson Aviance

You must have something outside of music that you can enjoy and do in your downtime. Most people do, but if you don't, you needs to find a hobby that takes your mind off the insanity that singing and the classical music career can foster.

Why I Write

Edie Weinstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

When I comes right down to it, like many wordsmiths, I write simply because (as grammatically incorrect as it sounds) I "can't not write." What a lovely addiction by which I am plagued.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

Will the Echo Boomer Generation Save Graduate Business Education?

John T. Delaney | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

The best answer to the debt question is that business schools will have made the appropriate adjustments in curricula, experience-based learning opportunities and theory/practice mix in order to give students the skills needed to command higher compensation premiums at work.

11 Options for MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Simon Tam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.

What's It Like to Be a Young Professor?

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

What's it like to be a young professor? Is it miserable? Is it worth it? Do you make an impact on the world? Recently I had a chat with Joseph Redde...

Why You Should Think Twice About Grad School

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Kevin Kleitches

Being disillusioned with your life's path is a symptom, not a sickness. In other words, it's a sign of something much deeper that you have to address. You can't just throw money at universities and expect them to cure your life's woes.

Which Illinois Med Schools Are the Highest Ranked?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World recently released its school rankings for 2015 -- ranking universities across the United States in categories like engineering, medicine, law and business.

Want to Earn an MBA? Consider One of These Top Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Deans and administrators of the programs, corporate recruiters, and administrators were asked to rate the schools, and other criteria, such as the mean starting salary of program graduates, were considered.

Letter to My Generation: 6 Reasons Why You (Just) Might Want to Reconsider Joining a Synagogue

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.

PhD or ABD?

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

Here are some strategies, not only for my seatmate but for all of you who are struggling with starting -- or finishing -- the dissertation.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Choose a Field for Graduate School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While a school may ask you to choose a specific field, the truth is that many professional artists work fluidly in a number of fields.

A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World

NPR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There is a widespread narrative in higher education that goes something like this: Colleges and universities have always accepted the best and brighte...

Is the College Business Model Really Broken?

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Stuart Dorsey

My point: changing the pricing strategy won't change the fact that demand is falling. The business model isn't broken, the market is just tough.

Eleven Myths About Going to Seminary

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Law school? Don't like to read that much. Business school? Not very good with numbers. I kept coming back to the idea of seminary. I knew that I needed to find a way to sustain my commitment to the service and justice work I had done all of my life.

3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.

Go to Grad School

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.

Graduate Student Barbie™

Karen Zgoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Karen Zgoda

Graduate School Barbie™ comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after two weeks or her first adviser meeting (whichever comes first). She also has adorable black circles under her delightfully bloodshot eyes.

15 Signs The Universe Is Telling You To Go To Grad School

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.24.2013 | College

For some, grad school has the mystique of summer sleep-away camp: Your friends who have gone have loved it, but you're scared it's too expensive or th...

Negative Capability

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

...Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and rea...

9 Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree Besides the Paycheck

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Uloop

Is grad school worth it? The debate rages, and the economic rewards or ramifications are compared ad nauseam. While I have weighed in on the debate already, I am yet to expand upon the non-financial reasons why graduate school is worth the money.

How to Prep for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.