Category Archives: Jobs

How we Pay for College May be Changing–But Don’t Hold your Breath

I just happened across two pretty interesting articles that I wanted to share with my own thoughts. They’re both related to experiments in changing how we pay for college. I’m a bit skeptical of both but wanted to share further … Continue reading

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Want a Great Job? Build a Great Portfolio!

In my fourth semester at MIT I took the first applied mechanical engineering course of my career, after more theoretical classes on mechanics, electricity, statics, dynamics, and programming. I had done well enough in these theory classes, but now it … Continue reading

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A Return to More Selective Grad School: What it Means for You

The University of Iowa–a real powerhouse of a graduate university–is planning to scale down its graduate program. As the article says, “this would have been heresy” some years ago, but graduation rates are dropping across the board.  My personal pet … Continue reading

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H2CC Brief: LinkedIn’s “University Pages” and What to Make of Them

LinkedIn recently (August 2013) came out with “University Pages,” a service that currently serves primarily as a statistics aggregator but may grow (in time) into something slightly more sophisticated. Currently, what’s being showcased in MIT’s Technology Review is the top-ranking … Continue reading

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Gather Your Chautzpah and Stand Out from the Crowd with an Awesome Cover Letter

Intrepid college crushers! For those looking right now for internships or post-graduation jobs, or even doing grad school applications, this is one post you absolutely should not skip. If you’re anything like me, getting a job coming out of college … Continue reading

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