The Columbia Chronicle

Students invited to new Talent Pool website

By Lisa Schulz

September 15, 2011

Columbia students recently gained exclusive access to, a project and job search website designed to help students discover creative collaborative partners through a colorful sea of mini-portfolios.Students have been pre-registered with their Oasis ID log-on since May. Site users are limited to students and alumni, but browsing privileges include the public.A clicked box is the quick gateway to a student’s p...

Solar energy systems shine on dim industry

By Darryl Holliday

November 22, 2010

Though jobs in the solar energy industry are on the rise, Illinois is lagging behind other Midwestern states in solar industry development, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation.According to the National Solar Jobs Census 2010, the solar industry employed an estimated 93,000 workers as of August, though only 533 are employed in the state, according to Environment Illinois.Sixteen of those jobs are located at So...

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