COLUMN: More pressure means millennials need help

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Our generation doesn’t get enough credit. A recent Washington Post article claimed that millennials were the most coddled of all generations of college students because we had both helicopter parents and universities that were making the experience too easy. The article states that online registration, a […]

Parental talks prove awkward but crucial

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most children don’t feel comfortable talking to their parents about sex. Sure, there are those lucky few who have a liberal relationship with their cool, hip parents. But most of the time you either keep details about your sex life to yourself or only […]

Students deserve more attention

“Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. Can — what can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I […]

Students should be wary of credit card risks

Turning eighteen is a rite of passage. You can smoke, gamble, take out loans, lease an apartment—and you can apply for a credit card. While a birthday celebration may or may not include one or more of the latter privileges, the first week is bound to include at least a few solicitations from credit card […]

Students should take advantage of activism resurgence

Hundreds of protestors converged on the New York Stock Exchange Monday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement. For many present, the celebration reawakened an energy they had not felt since the protest was officially evicted from New York’s Zuccotti Park last November. For those of us far from The Big Apple, the […]

Students must learn work-life balance

Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch said at a Society for Human Resource Management conference: “There’s no such thing as a work-life balance.” Nevertheless, we are constantly trying to find a balance between our professional and personal lives. Especially during the job-recruiting season, recruiters look for candidates who successfully manage all aspects of healthy, […]