Career And Education
More students are headed to college, and a large proportion of those freshmen are minorities. A report, "Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom," released today by the Pew Research Center reveals the recent increase in the size of freshman classes at four-year colleges, community colleges, and trade schools has been driven largely by a sharp increase in minority-student enrollment.
Late last week, congressional negotiators reached final agreement on a financial-reform measure that includes changes affecting the student-loan industry.In a win for students, there will be greater oversight for private loans, if Congress adopts the measure.
65 Business students from 17 countries are completing the final semester of the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) this summer at Babson College. GEP is offered on 3 continents by 3 renowned business schools with a focus on entrepreneurship education:
•EMLYON Business School (France)
•Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (USA)
•Zhejiang University’s School of Management (China).
Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.
A study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural Alberta confirms that putting kids of all abilities together in regular classes is possible, practical - and positive for everyone involved. The only caveat, says the man who conducted the study, is that educators may need to pay a bit more attention to the school experience of children who are not fully abled.
It was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.
15 teams of Babson College students & recent alumni are spending 10 intensive weeks in Babson’s Summer Venture Program to strategize, shape, and accelerate their businesses.The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson – organizer of the program–was highly-selective in choosing the entrepreneurs and offers an environment that stimulates their entrepreneurial minds. Open work space allows teams to be close–but not too close–so they can network, assist one another, and share resources.
If you have a job during this recession, be thankful you do. It could be tough finding another. Unemployment is hovering near 10 percent — the highest in more than 26 years. That figure doesn’t include those involuntarily working part-time (one to 34 hours a week) or those who gave up looking for jobs for one reason or another and fell off the unemployment rolls.
Because companies and organizations are making more "just-in-time" hiring decisions, the summer hiring season looks brighter for new college graduates who are still looking for a job. Instead of hiring for what they think they will need in the future, employers are hiring more for what they need right now, says Ladd Flock, Director of Career Services at Wake Forest University.
- HSSSE Results: Bored, Disconnected Students (Still) Want More from Schools
- Confident Teachers Help Preschoolers More with Language and Literacy Skills
- Internships Take on New Meaning for Graduates and Corporations
- Educational Researcher Devoted to “Report of the National Early Literacy Panel”
- Olin Business School Launches Competition for Journalists
- More B-Schools Need to Focus on Emerging Markets
- Entrepreneurship Educators To Meet At Babson College May 31-June 4
- Senior Class Gift Eases Debt Burden for Freshmen
- As College Graduates Hit the Workforce, So Do More Entitlement-Minded Workers