- According to The Daily Pennsylvanian (“Majority of Class of 2015 a Minority”), minority students comprise a majority of the newly admitted class for the first time ever at the University of Pennsylvania. The prospective class of 2015 is made up of 52 percent self-identified minorities, which the admissions office defines as Asian, black, Latino and American Indian. Dean of Admissions, Eric Furda, also explained: “the growing diversity of Penn’s applicant pool has made it increasingly important for student hopefuls to elaborate on their cultural background.” In the future, students will have to do more than just “check a box” in order to define their roots.
- A column in Unigo (“Students ask, Experts answer”) teaches prospective students what to look for when visiting potential future colleges. Some of the expert advice includes information about why students should trust their first instinct, and why they should see colleges for the first time without their parents. There are many more helpful tips in the column, but one of the most useful ones includes using an evaluation form to help compare the pros and cons of different colleges.
- In 2010 the job market was still tough as the world continued to recover from the 2008 financial crisis. However, an article in BusinessWeek (“A Graduation Gift for College Seniors: Jobs”) announces that students graduating in 2011 will have the easiest time finding a job since the economic meltdown. According to the research chief at the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring is up and young people will be filling the spots that have been left open for two years. There will specifically be a lot more hiring in the technology, social media, mobile applications and e-commerce sectors. As the director of the career development center at Stanford University, Lance Choy, phrased it, “It’s quite a stunning comeback.
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