Candidates should emphasize their pertinent skills and any transferable talents they may have when applying for a job they may not be fully qualified for, writes career counselor Kim Thompson. "You want to highlight related skills, achievements and responsibilities to reassure the employer you could do the job well," she notes.
An increasing number of students enrolled in four-year degree programs are turning to community colleges in the summer months to continue earning credit for on-time graduation, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Some four-year colleges are responding and seeking ways to provide summer courses for students.
Higher-education leaders, including those at Harvard and Yale universities, are warning Congress and other federal agencies that the US will face an international talent deficit unless they expedite the issuance of visas to international students. US Citizenship and Immigration Services officials say there is a backlog of applicants and they are working to improve the pace of approvals.
The University of Georgia raised $224 million in the past fiscal year, making it the third-highest fundraising total well behind the $242 million raised the previous year. The school has already surpassed its $1.2 billion goal for its latest eight-year fundraising campaign, say officials.
A academic's curriculum vitae isn't just a comprehensive list of accomplishments, it's "an argument in favor of you," writes Fordham University professor Leonard Cassuto. The most effective CVs are those with an eye-catching layout that features the most impressive credentials and skills in the beginning of the document, he asserts.
Robert Caslen, the former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has been selected as the new president of the University of South Carolina after a contentious trustee meeting called by Gov. Henry McMaster. Caslen says he will engage with his critics in his new role, but the school's accrediting body has warned that any "undue influence" in the president's selection could affect the school's future accreditation.
A study of low-income students attending Texas public colleges for the first time shows that those who receive extra federal and state grants are more likely to graduate and have higher earnings than peers who do not receive extra aid. Researchers found that government spending was fully recouped within a decade from the taxes on graduates' higher salaries.
Sri Zaheer, dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, says business people and MBA students should always be thinking about how they can make the world a better place and be lifelong learners. Zaheer, a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council's board of directors, says individuals need a "strong, ethical grounding" to be effective in business.
About half of the 50 colleges that received 30% of student veterans' Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits were for-profit colleges, according to a new US Government Accountability Office report. A quarter of the funds went to private nonprofit colleges and 22% to public colleges, the data shows.
New University of Colorado system President Mark Kennedy says his focus will be on "attracting and graduating diverse students" and building a strategic plan to grow and sustain the institution. Kennedy, whose candidacy drew criticism over his conservative political views, says he's confident that if he's judged on his actions "those concerns will be allayed."
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