Campus Overload: Real World


Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/02/2011

GW student campaign: Charlie Sheen for commencement speaker

A few George Washington University students have started a Facebook campaign for their Commencement 2012 speaker of choice: Charlie Sheen.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  George Washington

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011

What do business schools want?

Earlier this month I received an e-mail from Jenna Kellam of Baltimore, who works for a nonprofit and is thinking about going back to school for a MBA. But she wonders, would business schools want her? Kellam sent me three questions, which I passed along to two experts to answer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Columbia, Virginia Tech

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Money-saving tips for the unemployed, unpaid

Maybe you just graduated college and still haven't landed a job. Maybe you scored one of those "great" unpaid internships. Or maybe you are just poor like many college students. Whatever your situation, here are seven money-saving ideas for living...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Internships, Job Search

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/21/2010

2010 Grads: Job market still poor

I wrote a story for the Saturday business section about the Class of 2010 graduating and trying to find jobs. Things aren't quite as bad as they were in 2009, partly because the Class of 2010 learned from the horror...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Job Search

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Grads: Take this tray, do good in the world

This school year Dickinson College in Pennsylvania decided to go trayless in its cafeterias to save money and the environment. Many universities have found that doing so reduces the amount of food wasted and reduces the dish-washing load. But some...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Dickinson College

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2010

Even teaching jobs hard to find

The mantra in college (especially among English majors): If all else fails, you can always teach. But even teaching jobs are difficult to land right now. The New York Times had a story Wednesday about school districts being flooded with...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Georgetown, University of Chicago

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/18/2010

Popping the question -- at graduation

How does a student commencement speaker make his or her speech truly memorable? (Hint: It doesn't have anything to do with using more phrases like, "Go the distance!") The easiest way: Pop the question to your college sweetheart. But realize...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Centenary College, St. Michael's College

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/17/2010

Words of wisdom for the Class of 2010

(Updated May 26) What do you say to a crowd of bright-eyed college graduates who are headed out into the real world? What do they want to hear? Or need to hear? This month dozens of commencement speakers are taking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:35 AM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Boston University, George Washington, NYU, Syracuse University, UNC, University of Michigan