Subtle ways to appear professional in interviews | How to get the most from immersive programs | Don't use these words in a job interview
April 26, 2017
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Subtle ways to appear professional in interviews
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Bring a nice pen and a leather portfolio to your interview to help yourself appear more professional, Vicki Salemi writes. Don't make mistakes such as carrying a water bottle with another company's logo.
Forbes (4/24) 
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How to get the most from immersive programs
Graduate students can get the most out of immersive programs by actively engaging in a project at the organizations they visit, writes Laura Schram of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan. Students should take time to reflect on the experience and talk with a mentor about next steps, she suggests in this commentary.
InsideHigherEd.com (4/24) 
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Proposal would make overtime pay optional
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, now under consideration in Congress, would give employees the option of extra paid time off or overtime pay. Current law mandates overtime pay for some employees who work more than 40 hours each week.
U.S. News & World Report (4/24) 
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Education Dept. offers guidance on FAFSA filings
Education Dept. offers guidance on FAFSA filings
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Lynn Mahaffie, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, has directed postsecondary institutions to accept other forms of information about families' tax returns as part of students' applications for financial aid. The guidance follows a decision by the IRS and US Department of Education to disable an online tool that FAFSA applicants had used to upload tax-return information.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/24) 
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State leaders criticize student loan actions
Twenty-one state attorneys general have written a letter to US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos complaining about her recent move to rescind student-loan protections formed under former President Barack Obama. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement that removing the reforms may enable "the student loan servicing industry to manipulate and exploit students."
Reuters (4/24) 
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Diversity Focus
U. of Ill. urged to centralize diversity efforts
A team of outside reviewers recommends that the University of Illinois centralize its diversity efforts under a new vice chancellor. The position would be responsible for recruiting faculty, students and staff, plus creating more diversity on campus, according to the report.
The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) (4/25) 
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