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Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 12.05.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Find the Right Graduate School for Fine Arts?

Clara Lieu | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Before you apply to graduate school for fine arts, you have to honestly ask yourself what your long-term goals are. It may seem premature to think that far ahead, but it's important to think through and answer these questions before you leap into applying to graduate schools.

Family Engagement and Philanthropy in a Graduate School of Psychology

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Herzog

Mental illness touches all of us. Rarely does a day pass without news that highlights the need for quality mental health services across our society. One way to help is to increase graduate training opportunities for aspiring psychologists.

Viewpoint: A Guide to Grad Student Life

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Just because you're not a college student or working adult doesn't mean you can't live your life to the fullest. As a grad student at Boston University, here are my top advice tips on how to have a fulfilling grad life.

Suze Orman On Why Those Over 50 Shouldn't Bother With Grad School

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

It's not uncommon for many of those over 50 to go back to school if they feel like they're in a rut in their careers or just want a big change in thei...

Portrait of a 'Writer'

Scott Russell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Scott Russell

Every time I write, I find myself forced to confront parts of myself that I'd rather run away from. At the moment, I want to run away from my own egotism, considering the way I'm going on and on about me. Focus on others to find true happiness, they say. Let's give that a shot.

Why I Regret Going to Grad School

Quarterlette | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Quarterlette

If you are considering going to grad school, just take a minute. Take a breath, maybe explore the real world for a year or two. Do some research into what field you'd like a career in and see if you even need a master's degree, then decide if you're ready to take the leap.

Dealing With Change In Your Twenties

Tani Brown | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Tani Brown

Twenty-two now seems so young but it was only four years ago. At 26, I'm older and wiser. I enjoy getting into bed before 11 p.m. I write down recipes, I use eye cream. What's changed? Me, of course, other people, our world.

Thinking Broadly About Capital

MJR Montoya | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
MJR Montoya

I have long read about capital. I have read it as a philosophical problem, as a mind-broadening concept, and as a powerful geo-political force. If we are to train a generation of students to make decisions that shape the world in an effective manner, we must help one another understand the principal forces that shape the world around us.

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.

Internship Practices That Can Help You Succeed in College and Beyond

Chuck Cohn | Posted 11.17.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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.