Urban Interns

Saying that I have very strong feelings about what interning can do for one's career is a gross understatement. While I can only base this on personal experience but I do think that internships and those first jobs - even the most inane that include 'Xeroxing' as a skill - are a solid foundation for a career. Living in DC for six years all of which were spent attempting to build some sort of career even if it meant enjoying hors d'oeuvres at fundraisers because they were free and free lukewarm calamari is way better than Ramen; presented me with options. ...more

Choosing a College

When I was 18 years old, I tried my best to give my parents angina: I attended three colleges in three semesters--in three states. I first traveled from Southern California to a smallish public college in Virginia, but left because I was horribly homesick and the culture shock was overwhelming. Off to community college I went, where the honors program I inadvertently tested into required that I take classes I had already taken at my first college (and in high school) because I needed to take them to get into UCLA. ...more

When choosing the college, you could ask yourself the following questions to make sure you ...more

How I'm Graduating College Debt Free

Since I've been in college I've actually made money and I haven't spent a penny neither have my parents.  There are many college opportunities out there that require just a 3.0 GPA and a 1000 SAT score on Math and Verbal.  A good way to get school funded is to apply for scholarships.  I think this is a great list of scholarships but they may be slightly outdated since it is in reference to scholarships available during 2004. ...more

Reflections on an interesting life, or building a global education business!

Why blog? I've wanted to give it a try for ages so when a colleague came across BlogHer I saw my chance. I came to the conclusion recently that I have a pretty interesting life at the moment. It's not an exceptional life and it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I hope to use this blog to reflect on what's happening and perhaps interact with others. ...more

Hello Gena,

You can't imagine how excited I was to find your posting. This is a red ...more

A Must Have for College Women!

It's a known fact that college women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women. With this in mind, college students and particularly female college students, need some sort of self defense product. Let's face it, most women do not have a black belt in karate and we are, physically speaking, the weakest sex. ...more

i was assaulted in college and I now run a support website and message board to help ...more

What You Need to Know About Stun Guns

It all started when Thomas Edison decided to endorse the use of the electric chair to a state commission seeking alternatives ways for capital punishment. Of course stun guns today are not set up to be lethal, but they sure hurt and disable you temporarily! ...more

Girl's Day in Maine & the Importance of Women, Knowledge and Power

I would say that I have mixed emotions about Girl’s Day at the State House. On the one hand I found the day to be very educational and overall a very positive experience for the girls that got to be there, but I had some issues with the way that the day was put together and the information that some of the “leaders” were telling the girls.  ...more

What do journalism students need to know?

There was a lively chat Monday at Poynter.org about what journalism students need to know in order to survive in this turbulent new media economy. Even though I was one of the participants, I'm still digesting the transcript. What I can report is that a lot of people are thinking about the issues that got kicked around during that intense hour.   ...more

I'm a Entertainment/Music Journalist been at this for 6 years! Being a Journalist ...more

Discover Scholarships for Women

Getting a college scholarship for women can help you avoid the need to apply for a college grant or college loan. This can be especially useful to women in today's economy. The best part is that unlike a college loan you do not have to repay a college scholarship... ...more