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Why You Should Consider Getting A Graduate Degree After 50 | Melinda F. Emerson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty

Four years ago, Gerda Gallop-Goodman decided her skills were no longer competitive in the job market. After years of hunting for better opportunities,...

Paying to Play: The Problem With For-Credit Internships

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

My generation has already made sacrifices, and we are sure to make many more. I work hard, pay my dues and don't often complain. But I am no longer willing to pretend this exploitative practice that is unpaid, for-credit internships is acceptable.

Guide to Studying for the GRE

Uloop | Posted 11.29.2011 | College

If you haven't taken the GRE already, it may feel overwhelming to think about studying for it. There's a lot of material to cover. But don't despair: if you start reviewing now and do a little practice every day, you should feel calm and confident once it's time to take the test.

Too Young For College? My Fight Against Reverse Age Discrimination

Kelsey Caetano-Anollés | Posted 10.29.2011 | College
Kelsey Caetano-Anollés

Being turned down from the college of my dreams was heartbreaking. But it was even worse when I found out it happened because I was "too young" to learn.

Why MFA Programs Matter

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Brian Joseph Davis

The love-hate relationship between creative writing MFA programs and writers has not changed much since Kurt Vonnegut was playfully piqued by the emerging phenomenon of writing programs in the 1960s.

50 Tips for College Success

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

I was a college student for 11 years. I'm also an adjunct professor, so I've been at the other side of the classroom as well. Here are 50 things I've learned.

Law School: It Doesn't Have to Mean Anything

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.19.2011 | College
Lisa Bloom

These blissful, halcyon times would end, and I'd be unceremoniously dumped into that hideous, dark place known as the real world.

Is College Worth It?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.27.2011 | College
Paul Heroux

College isn't for everyone and being an educated person doesn't necessarily mean that you went to college. At the end of the day, you get out of college what you put into it.

'Why Not To Pick A College Major Based On A Salary Chart'

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

The numbers aren't surprising. Poets aren't known for their obsession with material wealth. Public school teachers don't secretly think they'll get a ...

The Relevant MBA

Joe Thomas | Posted 07.25.2011 | College
Joe Thomas

I believe that the MBA is more relevant today than ever before. But today's MBA, both in product and in person, is not "your father's MBA."

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs (2011-2012)

Seth Abramson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

The twenty-five programs listed here fully fund a sizable percentage of incoming students, yet still receive less attention from applicants than they deserve.

Is Journalism Grad School Worth It?

Justin Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Cox

The trouble with journalism grad school is that you're dumping up to $80,000 into an education that won't come close to paying off financially for a really long time.

The Budget Cut and the "Boomerang Kids"

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Colin Barnicle

The problem with proposed budget cuts to education is that families are going to have to spend a ton of money in a time of belt tightening if they want their children to shoot for the stars.

Five Things They Don't Teach You in Business School

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

A course needs to be added called "What NOT To Do, if You Want To Get Ahead." The following would be my top 5 picks for the syllabus.

The Top 10 Creative Writing MFA Program Websites

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

Ever since novelist Tom Kealey advised MFA applicants to consider a program's online promotional materials, young writers have been comparing notes about which program websites measure up.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 28: Should I Pursue An Advanced Degree? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz advises students at the University of Pennsylvania about graduate school, angel investors and venture capital. Go Quakers! ...

21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
College Candy

Here (in no particular order) is what I know for certain after turning 21. Perhaps you youngsters can take a few things from this.

New Year, New MLA Dreams

Erica Daigle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Erica Daigle

Merry holiday fun time and new year that hopefully isn't as crappy as 2010!! It's been a while, but I'm back and with absolutely no resolutions. In fa...

Six More Myths About the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

In an earlier article, six myths about the creative writing Master of Fine Arts were busted. Here, six more go under the ax.

Transforming College Papers and Projects into Careers

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adele Scheele

College courses require writing papers and group projects as requisites for getting grades that lead to graduation. The great surprise about the system is that mere papers can become lightning rods to your future career.

Theory or Bust -- What are Teachers Learning?

Meredith Ely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Meredith Ely

I find it shocking how poorly crafted and minimally academic many education programs are. I am surprised that there has not been a backlash within accreditation programs among teachers.

The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

I suspect there is a direct correlation between the 'dumbing down' of America through a crumbling education system and the increase in kooky candidates.

Where Are the Chinese Nobel Prize Winners in Science?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

No one born in the PRC has won the Chemistry or Physiology/Medicine yet, and all four of the PRC-born winners of the Physics prize received their graduate training and did their prize-winning research outside of China.

Over a Cliff

Erica Daigle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Erica Daigle

In thinking and writing about student loans, I feel that I need to address the issue of personal responsibility. Are we in fact just irresponsible children who escaped adult supervision?

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs (2010-2011)

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

These programs fully fund 70% or more of students, yet receive less attention from applicants than they deserve.