To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.
"As educators, rather than raising your voices over the rustling of our chains, take them off."
I went to business school out of inertia. Because it's what you do when you have a bachelors degree. in economics. Because it was the least I could do for my parents, who were already disappointed enough that I didn't become a lawyer or a doctor.
These women used the common thread they shared to break new ground at the university.
When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.
Aside from some horrific experiences, I have no serious regrets. We graduated a finished product, confident and ready to take on any assignment. Employers knew we needed very little orientation to function independently.
I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.
Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street
Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.
Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.
The first lesson is it's about the student. The promise of an education is not a "point in time" moment but a life long, evolving, arduous road filled with roadblocks and hidden surprises.
The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.
Not long ago, the term Return on Investment was used mainly by bankers, stockbrokers and portfolio managers. Now it has made its way into higher education.