#CollegeFreshmanAdvice (this was ACTUALLY a Trending Topic on Twitter a month ago)

  • Maintain a Budget
  • Keep a Record of Your Spending
  • Get Along with Roommates
  • Be Productive About Stress
  • Consider Greek Life
  • Find Cheap Textbooks
  • Always RENT Textbooks; Never OWN
  • Use Technology to Manage College Life Success
  • Less Is More When Packing For College
  • Fight the Freshman 15
  • Don’t Mix Alcohol with Social Media
  • Get Into an Internship
  • Attend Conventions
  • Date Co-Ed with the Richest Dad 
  • Do Homework
  • Avoid Early Classes As Much As Your Degree Allows

College — Is It Worth It?

Black America Web

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Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts.  Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS news.

Mellody: We are talking college again, tom, but that is because it is so important! Specifically, I want to discuss the question of whether college is worth it. This is something that has been on the minds of many as we have seen college tuition prices rise and student loans burdens rising along with them. But while it is understandable that parents and students might ask this question, I am here to tell you that college is not only worth it, it is a critical step towards increasing lifetime earnings and securing a sound financial future.

Tom: Can you spell this out for us? How much is…

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5 Ways to Jumpstart a Job Hunt in a New City

Every new high school and college graduate needs to get on the job search train ASAP!

Deepak verma

I live in Portland, Oregon. We’re one of those towns filled with transplants because everyone wants to live in Portland (or so it seems).
I did, in the worst way.
I’m a Detroit girl by heritage, who fell in love with Portland about 15 years ago and finally made my westward pilgrimage a few years bac
June 03, 2014 at 05:19PM
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“An Open Cover Letter to the Person Possibly Reading My Job Application”

If every high school/college graduate/job applicant had the balls to write THIS KIND of cover letter, employers (and businesses) would be SO MUCH better! They would be employing dynamic and engaged people who deserve the job they are applying to!

Leftovers from Friday

To whom it may concern,

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter!

I assure you, at least in terms of breaking up the monotony that is hiring a new employee, it’s the best decision you’ve made today.

 I’m sure you’ve received dozens like it, promising exciting job-applicable traits like “Team-Player!” and “Hard-Working” and “Dedicated” and “Passionate!” I’m sure all of them have various examples of such traits like “That one time I saved a several hundred thousand dollar deal from falling through the cracks just because I spell-checked every word in a 200-page memo (showcasing their dedication, attention-to-detail, meticulousness, potential brilliance)” or “That other time I was involved in landing an account that you may know of by the name of HUGE TECH COMPANY (demonstrating their perseverance, persuasion, competitiveness).” I’m sure they are well-spoken individuals, promising longevity, increased revenue, innovative ground-breaking ideas, extensive connections and above all, a personality…

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