Welcome to Steven Rindner’s News page!

On this page, I’ll be sharing some interesting news clips I’ve found on the web. To give you a rough idea, most of these articles focus on college, education, employment, and other related areas. I think by sharing these kinds of content with my readers, I’ll be able to encourage some great discussions in my blog. So without further ado, here is the first batch of news articles I’d like to share.

Learning happens outside the classroom

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-j-carter/internships-the-new-40-gp_b_8479318.html?utm_hp_ref=college

I may or may not be too late for this. Fortunately, for my readers who are just about to enter college or are in the middle of it, now they have more reasons to reallocate some of that studying time to land a career-defining internship.

While there are enough poster boys for “successful and borderline genius college dropouts” such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, not all of us are born with that kind tenacity and gumption, so what are we to do? Land that dream internship and hopefully run into a mentor, of course.

Do you really need more of an excuse to study abroad?

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kayla-matthews/want-a-job-new-research-p_b_8474418.html?utm_hp_ref=college

I have to confess: I’m a bit envious of my peers who had the opportunity to study abroad. On one hand, I had pressing financial matters to be mindful of so there’s no way I could have afforded it and on the other, my grades probably wouldn’t have made the cut, but I digress.

More than the statistics mentioned in the article though, studying abroad would have been a memorable experience just for the chance to meet new people and immerse in different cultures! As a citizen of the world, I do believe in travelling as one of the best catalysts to expedite personal growth.

SMH

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/billions-taxpayer-dollars-for-profit-colleges_us_56390d6ce4b0b24aee47c466?utm_hp_ref=college

This is a shame, really. No, an utter embarrassment. While I can’t definitively say that education should not be run as for-profit institutions, I do think that there’s a lot more we can do to achieve that perfect balance between profit and purpose. As a college student belonging to the millennial age group, news reports like these are alarming as we already experience enough anxiety with huge loans and unemployment.

How about you? What do you think about these erring accreditation agencies?

Please do check back for another batch of news clips.

This is Steven Rindner signing off and wishing to see you guys soon on my site!

Have a great day!