Investing Our Young Lives in Professional/Graduate Degrees - Wounds That Rarely Heal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, one reason the number of those landing jobs 10 months out of law school which require passage of the bar exam has gotten better is that there are fewer graduates. What could be in the making is yet another glut situation: More JD graduates than jobs available.  Once hailed as the best and brightest who had received prestigious fellowships to matriculate in graduate studies, we became unmarketable.

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Change in Graduate Federal Loan Program - No One to Replace Jack McCoy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The graduate federal loan program is what so many law students depend on for lower-interest financing of their education. House of Representatives in December advanced out of the committee a Higher Education Act reauthorization bill that would make several major changes to graduate federal loans." That, of course, does not cover the full amount of tuition, living expenses, books, and fees.

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Retirement/Semi-Retirement - More Brutal Rite of Passage Than Graduating College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember the film "The Graduate!"  Sliding scale fees. Retirement - or even the semi-retirement version - is turning out to be a rite of passage as brutal as transitioning from formal education to the world of work. "  After the organization sings some variation of the theme of "Happy Trails to You" you tend to fall into a black hole. For instance, that's what those former general counsels report in Phillip Banz's article on Law.com.

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Picking a Lane with Anna Liotta

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What could/should be done about Oxbridge in a deal on tuition fees?

Max Atkinson

Yesterday, there was much comment about how Oxford and Cambridge universities should jolly well make more effort to admit more students from more disadvantaged backgrounds if they're going to charge £9,000 in tuition fees. Although it only catered for post-graduate students, I had colleagues and friends who were fellows of undergraduate colleges and who were actively involved in the admissions process.

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The New Debt Factory: The Elite M.B.A. Program in the U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

for saddling graduates with large student loan debt. Bloomberg surveyed graduates of the M.B.A. Nearly half had at least $100,000 in debt from borrowing for tuition, books, fees, and living expenses. graduates on their way to multi-million-dollar compensation being executives in large companies? Law school (along with medical school) has company among top M.B.A. programs in the U.S. Class of 2018 from elite schools like Harvard Business.

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Commencement Speeches - Replace Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I would go further, all the way back to my own college graduation. Here it is: a short excerpt from a film or YouTube video that touches on what graduates will encounter. All that could provide graduates with a solid takeaway. But, in this interactive era, institutions of higher learning should probably survey the graduates about what would be meaningful to them.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

Barnard Brand Back in Play - Malika Jones Arrested for First-Degree Murder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What student, parent, graduate, professor, or administrator wants his or her institution of higher learning associated with murders. Sliding scale fees. Earlier it was the killing of Tessa Majors in Central Park.    Now, it's the alleged murder of Inell Jones by daughter Malika Jones, 22.    Both murders throw shade on Ivy Barnard.

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David Lat, Abovethelaw.com Founder, Treated for Coronavirus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His first had been, as a Yale-graduated lawyer, in the legal sector. Sliding scale fees. Through Twitter, Facebook, and coverage on Law.com , David Lat has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. So has his husband Zachary Shemtob.    Lat did this as a public service. The disclosure is to warn those who had come in contact with him since February 23rd to get tested. Several months ago Lat switched career paths, for the third time.

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Common Law vs. Media Coverage - Which Will Win the Day in "Aphrodite di Kansas City?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fee the artist Bill Lyons set for the sculpture - "Aphrodite di Kansas City" - is $130k. When she and her family were attending a wedding at the museum the new graduate from preschool grabbed the sculpture around its waist.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Under common law in Kansas, a child must be under the complete supervision of an adult.

New Census Report Throws Shade on The College Degree (that's after Apple, Google, IBM dropped degree as hiring requirement)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

of college graduates live in poverty as of 2017.   To these two, I would add that the demographics of those graduating college are digital natives. There might be less poverty among graduates. If the coaching seems useful, there are sliding scale fees.  Yes, most will admit that a college degree is  almost  necessary to make it in the current economy.

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So Proud that Offspring Is Part of Harvard Law School JD Class of 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Lendedu , the average student loan debt for graduating JDs ranges between $24K and $170K. That's upon graduation. " A sign of the ballooning times in student loan debt, some recall way back when Elie Mystal's horror tale of owing $150K for his Harvard undergraduate and Law School graduation. Sliding scale fees. During the next 36 months, projects the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debt will explode to $2 trillion.

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Legal Sector Forced to Put Out Sign: Only Experienced Apply for Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The solid business reason is that they don't want to be ponying up the big hourly or project fee to help develop newcomers to practicing law. New JD graduates usually have little concrete experience practicing law. They will make it their business to include in their curriculum hands-on training for their students prior to graduation. Affordable fees.

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Such an Old Story - Why Is It Still Playing Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Staci Zaretsky reports in Abovethelaw , because of the demand situation, the graduates are facing problems repaying their student loans. Default can mean consequences ranging from wage garnishments to ballooning of the total amount due because of interest and penalty fees. Many other graduate and professional degree programs also are being classified as dubious investments. 

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Robert Iger's 10 Principles of True Leadership (and the most important one for coronavirus-times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design - "Make Trouble" - Walters told graduates to approach their careers like hitchhiking. Sliding scale fees. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger has overseen plenty. That ranges from stagnation to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.    In his best-seller  "The Ride of a Lifetime," he hammers his 10 principles of true leadership.

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BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional rite of passage for college graduates landing jobs in Manhattan has been finding an apartment that doesn't eat up too much of their first-year compensation. Affordable fees. Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. Here are the details from Bloomberg. According to StreetEasy, Manhattan rents plunged in Q4.

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Suicide - Surviving the (serious) Attempt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In central Connecticut a graduate of Yale's management school and a former employee in advertising didn't die when he jumped off a cliff. Affordable fees. Again, it's happened. A 47-year-old man approaches suicide in a serious manner: He jumps from the 13th floor of his Manhattan apartment building. Yes, that kind of leap indicates the determination to succeed. Then the worst-case scenario took place. He survived.

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Boston - In the BigLeagues, Including in COVID-19 Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That major rite of passage - that is, graduation = could also be conducted online. Sliding scale fees. Boston, the city that is now in the big leagues of metro areas, is struggling with the coronavirus just like other New York City and Los Angeles. Among the good news, though, reports Boston Magazine , is that there has been federal approval for Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps to participate, along with Massachusetts state in testing for COVID-19.

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Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

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The End of Empathy - The "Inner Terrorists" Gain the Upper Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example is the recent law graduate saddled with the average $145,550 student loan debt (both from undergraduate/professional school). " A judge can assign a person there for court fees, fines, and restitution to victims. When I interviewed Millennial college graduates in the southwest their mindset was how quickly they could topple from being able to pay their bills to not being able to pay their bills. 

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2020 - Older Professionals Conjure Up Dreams of Career Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And given the turbulence in the labor market the field studied may not be in high demand by graduation.     The energy of the college graduate who bounces around fields, culture, and even cities isn't there any more.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. It's a new year. So notions of career change may dance in many heads of older professionals.    The fantasy is heady.

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Higher Education - Art Schools Thriving, Traditional Colleges/Universities Not So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, the median compensation for art school graduates is above that for traditional graduates: $45, 250 versus $37,690.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Higher education in America has long been described as a "bubble." " Given the fierce competition among high schoolers to be admitted to the college or university of their choice, many blew off predictions that the higher education niche could implode.

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Language - "Bluelining" Should Dominate Election 2020 Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, in an economy where even graduates of brandname colleges live paycheck to paycheck, darkness, that is losing the roof over one's head, can fall fast. Sliding scale fees. It's as simple - and legal - as billing a house, condo, coop, or rental at an extraordinarily high price. That puts in a play the new kind of discrimination. That's bluelining. In The Atlantic , Derek Thompson examines that and its implications.

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Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

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St. George's Settles with Alleged Victims of Sex Abuse - Yet another school for scandal featured by Vanity Fair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Annual tuition and fees total about $56,000. Those range from St.Paul's prep to Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Finally elite prep school in Rhode Island, St. George's, has settled with the 30 victims of alleged sexual abuse at the hands (literally) of teachers, staff, and other students. The claims date back to the 1970s. In most of those situations, the complaints by students weren't reported to law enforcement.

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Recruiting for New Hires on College Campuses - Under Attack as Stealth Form of Age Discrimination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, another possible form of age discrimination is posting help-wanted ads specifying "recent college graduate." " After all, the graduate could be 50 years old. Sliding scale fees. Is recruiting for new hires on college campuses evidence of a pattern of age discrimination? That's what the plaintiffs in the two-year-old lawsuit "Rabin v. PwC" are contending. Here are details from Robert Burnson in Bloomberg.

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Way - Who Has The Most Stress Of All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It's by Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jerry Pfeffer.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. In developed economies it's a status symbol to be enduring extreme levels of stress - on a sustained basis. Many U.S. lawyers, software developers, and medical interns proudly flash their stress badges on the way out of work at dawn.    But the glorification of stress could be changing. The powers that be in U.K.

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Student Loan Folly - An Equal Opportunty for All Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, they themselves graduated with maybe a few thousands dollars in student loans, not the $223,000 nut mentioned in the MarketWatch article which Alf Seccomb has to keep paying on. Because of their age, they may graduate and not land well-paying jobs in those fields.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The generational wars continue. This time the hostility between those under 45 and those 45 or older focuses on student loan debt.

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Millennials - Financial Reality Bites, Which Is Bad News for Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  About 70% graduate with that baggage to keep dragging around. Sliding scale fees. The net worth of those 25 to 34, with college degrees, is a minus $1,900. That's the grim financial reality announced by Young Invincibles. Here are many more details from MarketWatch. Mostly that's due to the "perfect storm" of: College debt.  Yet college is necessary. Difficulty landing that first real job.    It was never easy.

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Early Retirement Is Becoming Standard Rite of Passage for Professionals Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I myself learned those fundamentals when I had been a graduate assistant for the Dale Carnegie Systems. For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Like so many corporations in the COVID-19 era, Ingevity had a drop in demand.    Part of its resulting cost-cutting measures included an early retirement program. As Law.com reports, its current general counsel Katherine Pryor Burgeson, 62, hopped aboard that version of the austerity train.

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Oxford puts degrees (and gowns) from other universities in their place

Max Atkinson

Such qualifications were not, however, enough for me to be allowed to supervise graduate students in as hallowed a place as Oxford. For graduates of Oxford University, the normal route is pretty straightforward: all you have to do after your first degree is not to take any more exams, wait around for a few years and pay a fee for your BA to be automatically 'upgraded' to an MA.

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June 2019 Jobs Report - Back to Extreme Indecisiveness about Taking Off Ramp from a Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That "so much" Stanford Graduate School of Business Jeffrey Pfeffer captures in his book "Dying for a Paycheck."   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Everything changes. And keeps changing.    Personal finance experts can't be believed. And an inner switch is poised to go "off duty," that is, leave that full-time career. So, when and how do you make that decision to retire? It's become a terrifying rite of passage.

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What is Behavioral Economics: Your Quick Guide 

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For instance, instead of punishing people with late fees, an organization can create an automatic payment process for debiting everyone’s accounts on a certain date. “For four decades, since my time as a graduate student, I have been preoccupied with these kinds of stories about the myriad ways in which people depart from the fictional creatures that populate economic models.

Staying Off the Wolf's Radar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Needless to say, for some recent graduates extreme frugality is a smart way to unburden themselves of six-figure educational loan debt. The talk of the Ann Arbor, Michigan metro area in the early 1970s was a graduate-school dropout. The classic example for professional services providers such as myself and public relations experts is that we can be selective in what kind of work we do, for whom, and at what fee level.  Those who oversee the U.S.

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Retirement - Concept That Outlived Its Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those I coach over-50 plan not retirement but what kind of work they can do after they hang it up on the careers they selected when they were 22 and graduating college.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Smirk. That must be what many Millennials are doing if they read the Politico article on how they are not adequately preparing themselves financially for retirement.

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Mobile Crammers, Victims, and The Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fee went on the mobile phone bill.  Bachman was riding high, a serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Babson where he had graduated. Every technology seems to generate new types of scams. The capabilities of the mobile phone gave con artists Andrew Bachman , et al. the opportunity to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from those with mobile devices. The crime was called "mobile cramming."

Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Manner of Speaking

When things got really desperate, William was forced to drop out of secondary school because his parents could not afford the school fee (the equivalent of about USD 80 per year). Since then, he has graduated from secondary school and is now studying engineering at Dartmouth College. Today’s post is about a remarkable young man named William Kamkwamba. William comes from a poor village in Malawi in southeast Africa. Life there is hard. The main source of income is farming.

Those Job Auditions - It's Come to This (Passport Admissions, $20 to $25 gig))

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what Harvard Law School graduate Elie Mytal did in 2008.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. For a high-profile, decent-paying full-time job with benefits, sure, go through the audition. He landed a position in the then-hot, getting hotter all the time digital native legal news platform Abovethelaw. There he rose to editor-in-chief. Along the way he became a media star. Recently he transitioned to another career path. 

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Tronc Layoff - Why Writers, Et Al., Have Such Tough Time Exiting Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

business became global and continually disrupted by technology, the laid off, new college graduates, and the stalled in their careers flocked to Dale Carnegie (DC) training seminars. After that, there are sliding scale fees. Sliding scale fees. Another sign of the downsizing times in the writing industry, Tronc has laid off dozens of content providers. Tronc formerly had been known as Tribune Publishing. No, those terminated were not associated with the dino- world of print.

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Ivy League & Alleged Abuse of Power - 2 Lawsuits, 2 Possibilities Higher Education Can Be Brought to Its Knees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The graduate student contends his advisor engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. Sliding scale fees. For the third time superlawyer David Sanford of Sanford Heisler Sharp is suing Ivy League university - Columbia. This time it's $50 million. The lawsuit, reports MarketsInsider , is about violation of Title IX, that is, the regulation requiring the university to protect students. Therefore the trustees are among the defendants. 

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TLabs, Palo Alto, CA - Application for Research/Ghostwriting Job Requires Video Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, it's not against the law for a prospective employer to ask for one's dates of graduation from school.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The research/ghostwriting job - full time - at TLabs only pays $2,000 to $3,000 a month and it is onsite in Palo Alto, California. That's a long way from the Midwest, where I am based. But, another reason I am not applying is that the application requires a one-way video interview.

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Fallout from Temple University Scandal - Can Extend to Value of M.B.A. Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This one can leave a bad taste in employers' mouth about having anything to do with graduates of and current students in Temple's M.B.A.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Guilt by association. That's the umbrella concept to apply.    Alumni of Temple University M.B.A. programs (brick and mortar and online) and current students are plenty worried if the rankings scandal will decrease the value of their degree.

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