Education Wednesday: How to Ace Your Internship

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After the hard work of securing an internship, students must remain on top of their game to make the most of these important experiences. More young people must utilize internships to network, incubate new ideas, and begin building a professional portfolio of their work. While on the job, working smarter and leaving a memorable impression are the keys to acing […]

Education Wednesday: How to Secure Internships

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Along with academic learning that takes place in the classroom, college should be utilized for hands-on professional development. Internship programs offer students the opportunity to test their interests in real-world settings. For students hopeful to transition from college into thriving careers, capitalizing on internships is a must. Studies find that students who participate in well-structured internship programs […]

Education Wednesday: Empowering First-Generation College Students

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My experience as a first-generation college student taught me that support at home, at school, and in the community is vital to reaching higher education. For students who will be the first in their family to navigate the road to college, just knowing where to start can be a challenge. However, as parents and mentors, and whether or not we attended college ourselves, we can do more to help […]

Education: FAFSA to Cover the Cost of College

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With the start of the New Year and new semester, many high school students are one step closer to graduation. While making final preparations for college, it is particularly important to plan for covering the cost of attendance. For any student in need of financial assistance, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is […]

Education: 3 Opportunities to Help Undocumented Students Attend College

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform may be stalled this year limiting opportunities for millions, including undocumented students. While the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program grants reprieve for some, issues remain such as the inability to pay for college. Until the DREAM Act which would provide access to grants, loans and even in-state tuition passes, many of these students will see their higher education dreams thwarted. […]

Education Wednesdays: 2 College “Conservation” Starters To Have With Yunior

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Back-to-school season is a great time to start thinking about preparing for college. Yes, even if you have little ones! Why? No matter the age of your student, it is never too early to plant the seeds for later success, especially among minorities and Latinos who are increasing their college enrollment. A recent ACT report noted a 94% increase in Latino test takers since 2009. Earlier […]

Education: Is a College Degree a Path to Success or Debt Trap?

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Chicas, let me give you some sound advice: if you don’t have to, don’t go to college. As the default rate on student loans increases at an alarming rate, students are reconsidering their choice to attend a four-year institution. So should Latinas. I can already hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth: ¿Qué dices? What do you mean? […]

Education: Are Latinas Too Dumb for College?

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Of course this sensationalist headline is wrong–Latinas are not too dumb for college. But if you look at the data, the numbers document an education gap that hurts our families, communities, and our country. Although Latinos with 16.5% of college enrollments are the largest minority to go to university, guess how many Latinos are actually graduating right now? […]