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    Top Entry-Level Stimulus Jobs for New College Grads

    Top Entry-Level Stimulus Jobs for New College Grads
    Charlotte Haigh, who is graduating from Tufts University with a degree in political science in May 2009, says she’s very aware of the economic stimulus package but doesn’t know what entry level jobs will be available or even how to find them. For college seniors and recent graduates with technical and liberal arts degrees, the stimulus plan will provide tremendous entry-level ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What to Never Say in an Interview

    What to Never Say in an Interview
    You’ve been told what to do in an interview. Talk up your attributes. Pull from personal and class experience if your job experience is lacking. But, have you ever thought about the things you shouldn’t say? If not, you should. There are plenty of points in an interview when you can make or break it. If you say any of these, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt

    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt
    This week, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for some changes to our nation’s current higher education system. During a speech at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Duncan pointed to the current insufficiencies in the system that lead students to graduate in six years or more as well as rack up student debt without the means to adequately pay for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?

    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?
    Hillary Clinton isn’t waiting to take office to propose new policy changes. As part of her campaign for President, Clinton unveiled a “new college compact” earlier in August that would help to alleviate the cost of college as well as student loan debt for graduates, according to USA Today. This new college compact has five main points: • That no student ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Michelle Obama Backs New College Site

    Michelle Obama Backs New College Site
    The First Lady Michelle Obama continues the quest to get each and every young American to view higher education as both an achievable goal and a priority within their future. Her most recent effort, a public awareness campaign in the form of a web site entitled, Better Make Room, is tied to her Reach Higher initiative, as well as collaborative efforts ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan

    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan
    For years, President Obama has advocated for college students and graduates, and one of his biggest proposals to help the student loan debt crisis has become a reality for millions of borrowers. This summer, both President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for changes to the current student loan repayment system, and as of the end of October, a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion
    Another for-profit has come under fire for its recruiting and money-making schemes. A huge victory was won this week for students that had once attended Corinthian College, according to MarketWatch. Like other for-profits that have come under federal and civil scrutiny, Corinthian advertised false graduation and job placement rates in order to attract students. After graduation, these students were unable to ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Trick or Treat: President Obama's Plan for Cutting Federal Student Loan Payments

    Trick or Treat: President Obama's Plan for Cutting Federal Student Loan Payments
    Income-based Repayment Who: 1.6 million borrowers since 2008 with at least one loan in 2012 or later, generally borrowers whose total federal student loans exceeds their annual income What: Reduces cap on monthly loan payments by a third, from 15% of discretionary income to 10%, and forgives the remaining debt in 20 years instead of 25 When: Starts in 2012 instead ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates

    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates
    Jul. 30--An estimated 100,000 Ohioans could see relief from costly student loans through legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown's bill would allow college graduates and others who are no longer enrolled to swap their private loans for federal loans with lower interest rates. "Too many Ohioans are still paying for college decades after they graduate -- through private ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs

    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs
    Just graduated college and can’t find a job? You’re not alone. You’ve probably heard about all the money President Obama has dumped into the economy, but chances are you haven’t seen it first hand. So, where are all the jobs? President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Plan) is expected to save or create 3.5 million jobs over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships
    One of the greatest woes of an internship is that it is, more often than not, unpaid. Interns are often the hardest working employees because they want nothing but experience or, perhaps, opportunities in return for a job well done. Employers know this and, unfortunately, sometimes take advantage of the situation by keeping interns longer than necessary, making them work for ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +15
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    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The “Free” Tuition Experiment

    The “Free” Tuition Experiment
    No matter where you attend college today, costs have skyrocketed, leaving students with the impending doom of student debt for years to come. Meanwhile, public funding for education has been declining to the point of nonexistence, as far as many students are concerned. So, what can be done to combat the issue? It seems as though many are considering the recent ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is nearly $27,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates
    Remember when student loan rates doubled in July after a lack of congressional action to stop it? That’s been reversed, after President Obama signed a law that restores lower interest rates for students. Republicans and democrats were finally able to come up with, what the President called a sensible, reasonable approach. The compromise came about after a series of summer negotiations. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid

    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid
    WASHINGTON _ The House of Representatives is expected this week to back overhauling _ and simplifying _ how college students receive financial aid. The rules for awarding and repaying loans would remain unchanged, but the government would make all loans itself, ending the practice of subsidizing loans made by private lenders. The Obama administration, which has made revamping the student loan ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Internship Interview Tips

    10 Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    President Obama: US Will Have the Most College Grads

    President Obama: US Will Have the Most College Grads
    President Barack Obama says that by 2020 America will again have the world's highest proportion of college graduates. The president said Monday that a recent increase in Pell Grants will help the nation reach that goal. Obama traveled to Troy, N.Y., on Monday to discuss programs he says help spur innovation and transform the U.S. economy. He then moves on to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Take the Banks Out of Student Loans

    Take the Banks Out of Student Loans
    Sep. 21--The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed legislation to overhaul the federal student loan program. Students would borrow money from the federal government instead of banks, saving taxpayers billions of dollars a year. [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] Education is the cornerstone of democracy, an informed electorate and all that. It's good for the economy, too. Colleges and universities prepare students for the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4