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Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 Places Millennials Are Moving For Bigger Paychecks

Time – Donna Rosato

“Over the past five years, Gen Yers have decamped for some surprisingly pricey cities in search of a higher-paying job.” (more)

Friday, September 19, 2014

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss

“Why are girls underrepresented in STEM classes and careers? What can be done about it? Author Annie Murphy Paul discusses that in this post.” (more)

Why High-School Students Should Consider These 5 Ridiculously Promising Careers

The Huffington Post – Kim Oppelt

“Career exploration is sometimes limited to only what students have been exposed to…But there is value in thinking outside the box when it comes to career exploration…Here are five ridiculously promising careers, including education requirements, salary, and job outlook:” (more)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Organizations Strive to Get Blacks, Latinos Interested in STEM Careers

Education News – Grace Smith

“Black Girls Code (BCG), founded by Kimberly Bryant, is giving girls ages 7 – 17 the opportunity to develop their own future through introducing them to technology and computer programming at a time when they are developmentally ready to think about what they want to be when they grow up. BCG’s mission statement is:.” (more)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Learn languages to boost your MBA

The Guardian – Stephen Hoare

“In the increasingly globalised world of work, multinational companies are looking to hire business high-flyers who can communicate in several different languages…Fluency in languages will complement your MBA and help you in your business career.” (more)

Monday, September 1, 2014

4 ways to increase your salary potential

USA Today – Erika Rawes

“How much money do you earn each year? As of 2013, Labor Statistics report the median annual earnings for someone with less than a high school diploma at $24,544, while someone with a professional degree earned $89,128. Everyone else fell somewhere in between.” (more)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Here Are the Crucial Job Skills Employers Are Really Looking For

Time – Rachel Burstein

“‘Soft skills’ like professionalism and oral communication rank among the most valued, regardless of education level.” (more)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Better Living Through Science: Women in STEM

GOOD – Erin Joyce

“…when women make up 48% of the U.S. work force and only represent 26% of STEM fields there are still radical shifts to be made…children need to be encouraged and engaged with STEM topics at an age when they will still be receptive…The 5th-8th grades are a prime time to influence them.” (more)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

The Huffington Post – Monica Medina

“Dr. Aaron Bruce is much like a warrior, using his skills and know-how for promoting inclusion, social justice and multicultural understanding…”One of my passions is helping to develop the next wave of future leaders who, in order to be successful, need a global perspective.”” (more)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Benefits of Learning by Doing and Doing While Learning: Manos a la Obra

Education Week – Kaitlin Thomas

“Perhaps of all the challenges unique to the teaching of foreign language and culture, most enigmatic is trying to identify ways to make grammar and vocabulary relevant to the daily life and real-world experiences of teenagers and adults…the answer instead lay in bringing the classroom out into the world…” (more)