Posts Tagged: College

Balancing School and a Part-time Job or Internship

Whether it’s to make money to help pay for school or simply to become financially independent, many students take on a part-time job during their undergraduate years. A part-time job can be a blessing, helping put some of your financial woes at ease by guaranteeing regular income. But combined with your academic commitments, a part-timeRead… Read more »

2012 College Football – An Analysis of the Polls From Your Bureaucrat on Sports, the Hokie Guru

It’s that time of year again, folks. In twelve days, we’ll see the first college football game of the year on ESPN. Only one Saturday left until December without college football. Let’s get ready. Now. The Polls The official start of college football is always marked by the issuance of the Associated Press (AP) andRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Students Fundraise amidst NASA Budget Cuts

In college, the Political Science Club I was Treasurer of once held a fundraiser to take a trip to Washington, DC, raising a total $11.64. Raising a ton of money wasn’t the point, though. The point was simply to show that we care about visiting DC, and that the Student Association should allot us aRead… Read more »

The Homework Quandry

Whether you teach elementary school or graduate school, the effectiveness and purpose of homework has long been debated. Should you ask, most people would probably tell you that homework is important and promotes learning and mastery of course material and in fact, research can be cited to support this intuitive assertion. For example, a studyRead… Read more »

The Interview Process for Tenure-Track Faculty

The Academic Job Search: Faculty If there is any career where you can be “voted off the island,” it is as a college professor. Both of my parents are college professors, and I recently had a great conversation with my dad about the hiring process for tenure-track faculty in colleges and universities. The process I’mRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Know what’s Hip? It’s an Internship!

This month, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released their 2011 Internship & Co-op Survey. And the survey says… There’s going to be a 7% increase in internships for 2011, and this increase is expected in every region and in almost all industry sectors for which they had data. The two exceptions? GovernmentRead… Read more »

Popular Topic Ideas for Economics Essays

The selection of effective and good topics are some of the initial challenges faced by university students who have to write economics essays. However, the selection of good topics for an economics essay would not be difficult if those students knew and performed some basic research about economics. They could do some topic research fromRead… Read more »

The Retirement vs. College Savings Smackdown!

Goal: Find a smart strategy for retirement and college savings. 4 Steps to Saving Responsibly: 1. Save 3-6 months of debt payments and other critical expenses. 2. Accelerate payments of high-interest debt so that the total debt you owe is decreasing every month, even if only slightly (meaning you are paying more than the financeRead… Read more »