Friday, July 28, 2017 | ePaper

Big data can change student lives

Joanna Hughes :Approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day with a staggering 90 percent of the world's total data having been created in the last two

Higher math in lower grades: Hurting or helping kids?

Higher math in lower grades: Hurting or helping kids?

Cindy Donaldson :Every parent wants to see her child keep up with peers, and these days that means taking algebra in the eighth grade. But sometimes we forget that

Science is (also) for women

Science is (also) for women

Elizabeth Koprowski :There's no denying hard numbers. According to most estimates, men outnumber women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In recent years, there have been concerted

Stuck on your master's thesis?

Stuck on your master's thesis?

Joanna Hughes :Even the most devoted scholars ultimately hit a roadblock at one time or another-sometimes at the least convenient times. If you're having trouble getting started on your

The responsibilities of a student

The responsibilities of a student

Touhid Ebrahim :The country which produces a generation of talented, hardworking, dutiful and responsible youth goes ahead along the path of development. It is difficult creating quality citizens across

Emerging fields for post-graduate studies

Emerging fields for post-graduate studies

Alyssa Walker :In the dynamic evolution of working and choosing a career, there's one constant: learning new skills that support emerging markets is critical to your success.  You can

Study in Southeast Asia

Study in Southeast Asia

Joanna Hughes :From its varied geography and breathtaking natural phenomena to its friendly inhabitants and their extraordinary cultures, Southeast Asia is perhaps best defined by one word: diversity. Let's

Eye-catching resume for science graduates

Eye-catching resume for science graduates

Elizabeth Koprowski :If you've spent the last few years working on your postgraduate degree in science, you've probably accrued a staggering amount of impressive experiences. You may have published

Changing face of international students in the US

Changing face of international students in the US

Alyssa Walker :Last year, nearly 1 million international students studied in the US.  Long considered the land of opportunity, the US has always attracted a significant percentage of the

Masters in Professional Studies

Masters in Professional Studies

Elizabeth Koprowski :Master's degrees are increasingly common - a report published in 2015 predicted that by 2022, at least 60% of all awarded degrees will be at the master's

Becoming a digital innovators

Becoming a digital innovators

Joanna Hughes :Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, CEO of Germany's hunger-fighting NGO Welthungerhilfe, recently penned a piece for The Guardian in which she reiterated the critical need for innovation. But what,

Reading the road less travelled : A global journey

Reading the road less travelled : A global journey

Alyssa Walker :"Think before you speak. Read before you think." ?Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz ReaderHear a voice from the past, from across an ocean, from the future, or

Common interview mistakes

Common interview mistakes

Elizabeth Koprowski :Bad interviews are a sit-com staple - like the time on Friends when Rachel literally kissed the interviewer at Ralph Lauren. Rachel managed to land the job

Machine learning

Machine learning

Joanna Hughes :Machine learning is widely considered to be one of today's hottest fields. But many of today's students are unaware of what machine learning is and why it

For a flexible future!

For a flexible future!

Elizabeth Koprowski :The business world is ever-changing and smart professionals know that they need to adapt to new trends, adopt new skills, and remain flexible in their career outlook

Knowing the academic paper

Knowing the academic paper

Alyssa Walker :As we've said before, the publish or perish culture in the academic world is real - if you're thinking about publishing a paper, you need to read

What does UK Election mean for students?

What does UK Election mean for students?

Joanna Hughes :The people of Britain head to the polls today to pick a new government.  If you're not up on your current events you may be asking yourself:

How family background influences student achievement

How family background influences student achievement

Anna J. Egalite :(From previous issue)The main drawback of the Promise Neighborhoods model is its high cost. To cover the expenses of running the Promise Academy Charter School and

Combine your studies with an internship

Combine your studies with an internship

Elizabeth Koprowski :If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: the job market is competitive and earning a top-notch degree is no longer enough to land

Six social media do's and don'ts for students

Six social media do's and don'ts for students

Joanna Hughes :From staying in touch with far-off friends and family members to keeping up on the latest news, social media has many benefits. It can even be a

Classroom tech trends to watch

Classroom tech trends to watch

Merry Gordon :Your kid spent half of math class with his cell phone out, tweeted his way through Spanish and came home only to spend an hour on a

How family background influences student achievement

How family background influences student achievement

Anna J. Egalite :On the weekend before the Fourth of July 1966, the U.S. Office of Education quietly released a 737-page report that summarized one of the most comprehensive

Thinking of becoming a student activist?

Joanna Hughes :"We are living in an age of protest," UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai recently told The Guardian.

Get involved with alumni associations

Elizabeth Koprowski :Admit it. The first time you got an email from your school's alumni association asking for a donation, you were a bit taken aback. After four (or more)

Emerging fields for post-graduate studies

Alyssa Walker :In the dynamic evolution of working and choosing a career, there's one constant: learning new skills that support emerging markets is critical to your success.  You can bet

Four steps to becoming a diplomat

Elizabeth Koprowski :Diplomats or foreign service officers (FSOs) work in countries across the globe to assist citizens and further their countries interests and policies abroad. Depending on the career track,

Prime your resume for politics

Prime your resume for politics

Alyssa Walker :If you follow politics and wonder about how to get involved, there are a myriad of options for current students and recent graduates.  During campaign season, volunteers

Where non-techies can get with the programming

Where non-techies can get with the programming

Steve Lohr :When the Georgetown University Law Center offered computer programming last year, it was an experiment, a single class for about 20 students. It was filled almost instantly,

Thinking of doing a double major?

Thinking of doing a double major?

Joanna Hughes :With hundreds of possible majors to choose from, how can you narrow it down to just one?  A double major answers that question by allowing students to

Students should study humanities

Students should study humanities

Elizabeth Koprowski :Once upon a time, the humanities reigned supreme in the halls of higher education. Philosophy, literature, languages, and rhetoric were seen as the pinnacles of learning and