I came to early childhood education as a career through a happy accident. As a student working toward my teaching license, I always imagined I would work with high school students. Thanks to a clerical error, I found myself doing my student teaching requirements in a first grade classroom. It was either take the placement
Work Study gives me a chance to earn a pay check while I’m in school. TRUE! Work study provides the opportunity to earn a portion of your financial aid assistance by working part-time, either on-campus or with participating community-based partners off-campus. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session
In January, there were 7,700 manufacturing jobs open in Colorado. Where is the next generation of productive and skilled workers in manufacturing going to come from? This is a question – and a challenge – that Jim Wall, executive director of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) presented to a group of manufacturers gathered
We’ve all been there. You have a lot to do and don’t know where to begin. You start your hour-long break between classes by returning a few emails and suddenly it’s time to head to your next class. Or, your “quick” Facebook break turns into 90 minutes. It’s easy to waste time on unimportant activities,
A broad educational experience at Front Range Community College prepared Cerrise Weiblen for a successful transition to the University of Colorado-Boulder. How successful? How about 3.978 GPA-graduating-summa-cum-laude successful with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology? That’s successful. A few turns in her path Like many community college students, Cerrise’s path to a bachelor’s
In recognition of Black History Month, we’ve put together a timeline of selected “first achievers” in U.S. history. To see a more comprehensive list, go to infoplease.com Poet (published): Phillis Wheatley, 1773, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Considered the founder of African-American literature. Photo: poets.org College graduate (B.A.): Male: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1823,
Attention, college students: If staying organized is one of your New Year’s resolutions, your smartphone opens up a world of possibilities. Last year, we offered a list of excellent time management, study tool, and to-do list apps, all of which still make the grade if you need help staying on top of your academic life.
There’s a new label being used to describe a job category that’s not quite “white collar,” nor is it “blue collar.” It’s “new collar,” and I first read the term in an article Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, wrote recently for USA TODAY. She used the term in the context of what