Has Coronavirus Cancelled Your Commencement?

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Across the country, or rather the world, Coronavirus has cancelled commencement for millions of college students.

Commencement is supposed to be the culmination and celebration of years of late nights, physical and financial sacrifices, tears, work, stress and unforgettable moments. The day when friends and family and your tribe that has held you down for years, stands proudly and screams loudly as your name is called.

It’s Not Just Fall, It’s Internship Search Season

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I know that the calendar just switched to fall, but it’s also internship search season! I know the idea of searching for a summer internship when we haven’t even seen the first snowflake seems premature. However, I assure you that the time is now to get moving on your summer internship search.

The Black Girl 44 Scholarship Makes Internships Accessible

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The Black Girl 44 Scholarship will award three $1,500 scholarships to Black/African-American women college students who have earned a Washington, D.C. internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics for Fall 2019.

Robert Smith Launches Paid Internship Program

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When billionaire businessman Robert Smith announced that he was paying off the entire student loan debt for the Morehouse Class of 2019, he changed the game for those young men. Starting life without student loan debt opens up opportunities for them to pursue careers out of passion, start businesses, and give back without added financial stress.

You Can Have a Great Summer Even Without an Internship

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Maybe you started looking late or didn’t even consider doing an internship this summer. Reality has hit and now school is out. Can you have a productive, positive and overall great summer without an internship?Of course you can. In between binging on Netflix and a road trip or two,  here are some very creative ways to spend your summer without an internship.

I Got an Internship, Now I Need Summer Housing

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Congrats is in order because you worked hard and got an internship! Now, you need to hustle to find summer housing. Interning in a new city can be an exciting opportunity to learn a new place, gain independence and test out a potential future new home.

The College Admissions Scandal: Inequality in Higher Ed Goes Beyond Admissions

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Our current culture often sends the message that only a few select schools lead to success. This idea that your worth as a person is tied to the college that you attend is running rampant. The rich and the not so rich, often go to extremes to gain any possible advantage in college admissions.

4 Things to Do Three Months Before College Graduation

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It’s February. Three months before the members of the class of 2018 triumphantly enter the ranks of the “real-world.” Across the U.S. college seniors are experiencing …