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E-Mentoring: Someone (Virtually) by Your Side

September 27th, 2010 by Anya Kamenetz

I’ve been thinking a lot about e-mentoring lately.
Probably the most common objection to the DIY U vision is the supposed lack of personal connection when people are learning online. This is an important concern. No matter where you are on your educational journey, having a mentor and advisor is key. And it’s exactly the students [...]

Why Environmental Activists Embrace Social Media

September 23rd, 2010 by Anya Kamenetz

Six months after the BP oil spill, it’s clear that in the age of social media, a company can’t spin and rebrand its way out of a mess like it used to.

U of California Resucitates the Master Plan

May 13th, 2010 by Anya Kamenetz

Because a public university system is declaring that it will innovate its way out of recession, and even more importantly, that it will not cede the banner of innovation to the for-profit sector that is encroaching more and more on public higher education’s territory.

Time for Illegal Internships to Come out of the Shadows

April 16th, 2010 by Anya Kamenetz

On the other hand, conservatives and business leaders have argued that internships are mutually beneficial, and that young people have a right to donate their services in a free market. And legions of college students have no doubt made up their minds that, exploited or not, they have no choice but to seize internship opportunities if they hope to ever get good jobs.

The Jobless Millennials

March 4th, 2010 by Anya Kamenetz

Graduating into a recession can hurt your income in two ways. One is if the first few jobs you choose are a bad fit, because you grab anything you can find in desperation. The other is if you become risk-averse in reaction to the trauma, because switching jobs is the best way to increase income. Millennials, by their very nature, are resistant to these problems. We are born for change, and our belief in ourselves is strong. Millennials aren’t full of despair if we don’t get the “perfect” job right out of college. Young men are free from the demand that they automatically be breadwinners.