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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 ...
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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, ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 ...
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    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs

    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs
    An MBA is an admission ticket to careers in finance and consulting. It's tough to enter the inner circle without one. But now the degree is opening less-traditional doors, too. Case in point is Tim Walter, CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland-based nonprofit Association of Small Foundations (ASF), which provides investment and grant-making advice to small, philanthropic foundations with few or no ...
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    Get an Education to Be Green

    “Creating a sustainable economy and society requires a complex mix of ecological content knowledge, political ability, legal savvy, financial understanding and managerial skill,” says Kevin Doyle, national director of program development for the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), a national nonprofit group offering paid internships and fellowships since 1972. In other words, it takes a well-stocked village of educated professionals to create ...
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    A Kinder, More Ethical MBA?

    Do you have a strong aptitude for leadership and organization, but wince at the idea of going into business, because you fear abandoning your values? Don't want your family to see you on CNN, being taken in for insider trading? While business transgressions may make the headlines, there are also scores of positions for ethical businesspeople and a growing number of ...
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    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field

    One of the main advantages of majoring in a classic liberal arts discipline, such as philosophy, art history or sociology, is you graduate with a degree you can apply to almost any type of work. But what if you're tired of hearing that? What if you chose your liberal arts major because you truly love the subject and want to get ...
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    Education Requirements and Suggestions for Working in the Nonprofit Field

    The types of jobs and skills required for advocacy, grantmaking, and civic organizations vary with the type and size of the organization. But all organizations need individuals with strong communication and fundraising skills, because they must constantly mobilize public support for their activities. Creativity and initiative are important as many workers are responsible for a wide range of activities, such as ...
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    Education Requirements and Suggestions for Becoming a Social Worker

    A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into the occupation, but many positions require an advanced degree. All States and the District of Columbia have some licensure, certification, or registration requirement, but the regulations vary. Education and training. A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common minimum requirement to qualify for a job as a social ...
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    Payscale's Report on Most Popular Colleges for Nonprofit Executive Directors

    Payscale.com reviewed a pool of Nonprofit Executives with Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Schools are ranked in order - from highest number to lowest - of percentage of total graduates who report having the given job title "Executive Director" at a NPO. +MOST POPULAR COLLEGES FOR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (15 out of 20)+ ...
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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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    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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    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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