A Michigan private school has opened an on-campus coffee shop to give students in entrepreneurial classes and those with special needs a real-world learning experience. The entrepreneurial students run the business and students with special needs participate as part of the school's new school-to-work transition program.
Former University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has been selected to lead the Association of American Universities. Coleman will take over next June from current President Hunter Rawlings III. "I am eager to continue the work of elevating the American research university as essential to our nation's prosperity, security and well-being," Coleman said.
Some colleges in South Carolina are implementing programs to help students transition to tougher college classes. Clemson University's new $13 million Academic Success Center helps students maintain their grades -- and their scholarships -- so they can graduate, while Greenville Technical College offers dual-enrollment "early college" programs for high-school students.
Experts recently came together to discuss top opportunities for internships. Wayne Thibodeau, director of career services at Oakland University in Michigan said there is a demand for engineering majors in automotive and related industries. Students pursuing computer science and information-technology degrees and who are social media savvy also are in high demand, he said.