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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    College and the Reputation-based Economy

    College and the Reputation-based Economy
    In his novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (free download here), science fiction writer and free-software activist Cory Doctorow posited a society that ran on “whuffie,” or a reputation-based currency. For instance, by doing something creative, impressive, or otherwise helpful to others, you gained whuffie. And if you knocked down an old lady in the street or stole someone ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Post-graduation Internships: The Right One Could Lead to a Full-Time Job

    Post-graduation Internships: The Right One Could Lead to a Full-Time Job
    If you're a new college graduate, you already know how difficult the entry-level job market is. And if you graduated without picking up any work experience, your job search may be even tougher. But here's something you may not know: You can still do an internship even though you've already graduated, and it may give you a better shot at landing ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Value Colleges for 2010

    Best Value Colleges for 2010
    A four-year degree doesn't have to bury college-bound students in debt. Faced with state budget cuts and recession, some colleges and universities are stepping up their financial aid offerings. Many of those schools are on The Princeton Review's list of 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010, four-year public and private institutions that strive for both quality and affordability. "These schools are ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Pittsburgh mayor to push for tuition tax vote

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The mayor of Pittsburgh will push for a first-of-its-kind tax on student tuition this week after a special meeting with the city's universities failed to resolve the dispute over the levy. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl met Monday with college officials to discuss other ways to remedy the city's pension woes. But the meeting made little progress. Ravenstahl ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Courageous Conversations: Achieving the Dream and the Importance of Student Success

    Courageous Conversations: Achieving the Dream and the Importance of Student Success
    With the economy in chaos and a new administration taking power, the nation is looking for a better way to meet the educational and vocational needs of its citizens. A key strategy may reside in that most American of educational institutions, the community college. Two-year colleges have been the pathway to middle-class careers for millions of Americans since before the dawn ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Learning to Ensure the Success of Students of Color: A Systemic Approach to Effecting Change

    Learning to Ensure the Success of Students of Color: A Systemic Approach to Effecting Change
    For more than three decades, American colleges and universities have made determined efforts to increase their numbers of students of color, particularly African-American and Hispanic students. And those efforts have paid off. The American Council on Education’s annual status report, Minorities in Higher Education, shows that between 1993 and 2003, African-American college enrollment rose by 42.7 percent, Hispanic enrollment by 68.8 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Assessing Student Learning: A Work in Progress

    Assessing Student Learning: A Work in Progress
    In recent years, an acrimonious debate has broken out in higher-education circles about institutional accountability and performance. Efforts to alter federal policy in particular have been flashpoints for often heated discourse about the ways that colleges and universities could—and should—demonstrate their effectiveness to skeptical outsiders. Much of the talk has focused on deliberations in Washington, including those of Secretary of Education ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Shared Governance: Democracy is Not an Educational Idea

    Shared Governance: Democracy is Not an Educational Idea
    No one should presume to tell a college or university what its governance structure should be. In fact, there’s no general model of governance, shared or otherwise, that can be replicated from place to place. Each institution is differently situated with respect to its history and mission; its size; the number and nature of its programs; its relationship to local, state, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    JSU class to offer insight on nonprofits

    Nov. 27--Jacksonville State University will soon offer a program to those interested in launching or managing a nonprofit. "We're going to teach you from start to finish how to have a successful nonprofit, how to successfully start it, maintain it and have a good longevity here," said Laura McCullars, an instructor at JSU's Continuing Education department at McClellan, who will ...
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    Muhlenberg foundation plans nonprofits classes

    Nov. 27--The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation is hosting a six-part series of classes designed to strengthen Muhlenberg County's nonprofit organizations. The foundation is working with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville to deliver the classes in Muhlenberg County starting with the introductory session offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. "We decided that if we can't award ...
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    Maybe You Can Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship

    Maybe You Can Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
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    This Part-Time Job Can Pay Off Big for Students

    This Part-Time Job Can Pay Off Big for Students
    Teens have faced one of the toughest job markets in decades this summer, leaving college savings accounts hungry for deposits. But students without steady paychecks can feed their college coffers without having to sell their possessions on eBay. I'm talking about scholarships. Like finding a job in a recession, competition for these awards is fierce and growing. Scholarship America, the Bloomington, ...
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    To-Dos for Landing an Internship

    To-Dos for Landing an Internship
    Sad, perhaps, but true: If you want any internships, you need to start planning at the previous year's end. In some cases, application deadlines are only weeks away. You need to remember that fellow students nationwide are competing for the same internships, and before you know it, you'll be swamped with your spring-semester/fall-semester courses and activities. You need to act now. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Turn Internships or Co-Ops into Full-Time Jobs

    Turn Internships or Co-Ops into Full-Time Jobs
    If you want to land an entry-level job at a specific company after graduation, the best way to do it is to first prove yourself at that company through an internship or co-op. But you can't expect to turn an internship into a full-time job just by showing up for your assignment with a pulse and a clock to watch the ...
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    Internships Job Search Tips

    Internships Job Search Tips
    Each year, students obtain interesting, substantive, and career-related summer jobs and internships. The keys to their success: preparation and an early start in the summer job search process. Your search for an internship or summer job should be conducted in the same manner. * Determine Your Priorities. Do you want career-related experience? The opportunity to travel? Funds to support tuition fees? ...
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    Which Internship Is Best for You?

    Which Internship Is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. Take It or Leave It? How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
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    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships

    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships
    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you benefit ...
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    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related –- and sometimes equally important –- question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now -- thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience -- ...
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