Posts tagged college

Via The Onion: Social Media is revolutionizing how parents stalk their kids.  

A little dated by Facebook and Twitter references, but the bit holds up surprisingly well 5 years later…

Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

via theatlantic:

The results were even worse when it came to salary. Among students who found jobs, former unpaid interns were actually offered less money than those with no internship experience.

Read more. 

Just 27% of BA’s Have Jobs Related to Their Major? Don’t Believe the Fed’s New Stat
via theatlantic:

Whenever you see a big, bold statistic about the fate of college grads, take it with a grain of salt.

Read more. [Image: Federal Reserve]

Just 27% of BA’s Have Jobs Related to Their Major? Don’t Believe the Fed’s New Stat

via theatlantic:

Whenever you see a big, bold statistic about the fate of college grads, take it with a grain of salt.

Read more. [Image: Federal Reserve]

Maybe not everyone looking for a career should go to college, but what this analysis leaves out is pretty important; while educators get the lowest ROI in terms of career earnings, almost always they need a degree to get work in the field.  Still, I know lots of careers where experience is more valued than what is learned in the classroom.

Maybe not everyone looking for a career should go to college, but what this analysis leaves out is pretty important; while educators get the lowest ROI in terms of career earnings, almost always they need a degree to get work in the field.  Still, I know lots of careers where experience is more valued than what is learned in the classroom.

How I feel every time my alma mater calls me up for a donation (only a couple years into my career):

Asks you for a donation as an Alumnus
Even though you owe thousands of dollars in student debt

Looks like a lot of graduates on Reddit have had a similar experience…

How I feel every time my alma mater calls me up for a donation (only a couple years into my career):

Asks you for a donation as an Alumnus

Even though you owe thousands of dollars in student debt

Looks like a lot of graduates on Reddit have had a similar experience…

When I was in college I realized the political and economic systems were vastly more complex and intertwined than most people realized, but that didn’t hinder my interest in changing it.  Now that I’m firmly entrenched in the working world, I just don’t have time to work it out.
Which is kind of a shame, since I’m way more productive and disciplined than I was in college, just not towards the same ends…

When I was in college I realized the political and economic systems were vastly more complex and intertwined than most people realized, but that didn’t hinder my interest in changing it.  Now that I’m firmly entrenched in the working world, I just don’t have time to work it out.

Which is kind of a shame, since I’m way more productive and disciplined than I was in college, just not towards the same ends…

…no one on the committee can identify who or what instilled Dr. Jones with the belief that an archaeologist’s tool kit should consist solely of a bullwhip and a revolver.

via joshsternberg:

“Save Greendale.” 

via College Humor - with the Community cast members

Because an idea is just your opinion without the data to back it up…  Looking forward to business schools taking the plunge into big data, as the biggest business opportunities over the next decade are making sense of this data.
via smarterplanet:

Business Schools Plan Leap Into Data - WSJ.com
Faced with an increasing stream of data from the Web and other electronic sources, many companies are seeking managers who can make sense of the numbers through the growing practice of data analytics, also known as business intelligence. Finding qualified candidates has proven difficult, but business schools hope to fill the talent gap.
This fall several schools, including Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, are unveiling analytics electives, certificates and degree programs; other courses and programs were launched in the previous school year.
International Business Machines Corp., which has invested more than $14 billion buying analytics industry companies such as Coremetrics and Netezza Corp. since 2005, has teamed up with more than 200 schools, including Fordham, to develop analytics curriculum and training.
“The more students that graduate knowledgeable in areas we care about, the better it is not just for our company but the companies we work with,” said Steve Mills, IBM senior vice president and group executive of software and systems. “It really comes down to what clients and customers need most.”
Data analytics was once considered the purview of math, science and information-technology specialists. Now barraged with data from the Web and other sources, companies want employees who can both sift through the information and help solve business problems or strategize. For example, luxury fashion company Elie Tahari Ltd. uses analytics to examine historical buying patterns and predict future clothing purchases. Northeastern pizza chain Papa Gino’s Inc. uses analytics to examine the use of its loyalty program and has succeeded in boosting the average customer’s online order size.

Because an idea is just your opinion without the data to back it up…  Looking forward to business schools taking the plunge into big data, as the biggest business opportunities over the next decade are making sense of this data.

via smarterplanet:

Business Schools Plan Leap Into Data - WSJ.com

Faced with an increasing stream of data from the Web and other electronic sources, many companies are seeking managers who can make sense of the numbers through the growing practice of data analytics, also known as business intelligence. Finding qualified candidates has proven difficult, but business schools hope to fill the talent gap.

This fall several schools, including Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, are unveiling analytics electives, certificates and degree programs; other courses and programs were launched in the previous school year.

International Business Machines Corp., which has invested more than $14 billion buying analytics industry companies such as Coremetrics and Netezza Corp. since 2005, has teamed up with more than 200 schools, including Fordham, to develop analytics curriculum and training.

“The more students that graduate knowledgeable in areas we care about, the better it is not just for our company but the companies we work with,” said Steve Mills, IBM senior vice president and group executive of software and systems. “It really comes down to what clients and customers need most.”

Data analytics was once considered the purview of math, science and information-technology specialists. Now barraged with data from the Web and other sources, companies want employees who can both sift through the information and help solve business problems or strategize. For example, luxury fashion company Elie Tahari Ltd. uses analytics to examine historical buying patterns and predict future clothing purchases. Northeastern pizza chain Papa Gino’s Inc. uses analytics to examine the use of its loyalty program and has succeeded in boosting the average customer’s online order size.