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Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

April 26, 2019

Marley Molkentin, junior multimedia photojournalism major, had trouble getting paid for a recent internship after she “stupidly didn’t sign any type of contract.”  During her time at Columbia, Molkentin gained...

Members vote on program additions, discuss internship changes

Members vote on program additions, discuss internship changes

December 12, 2017

Faculty Senate members voted to push new academic programs forward for final approval and discussed changes the way internships are taken for credit during their Dec. 8 meeting. New programs approved at the meeting include graduate degrees in user experience desi...

Faculty Senate considers internship changes

Faculty Senate considers internship changes

November 17, 2017

A motion to change the internship accreditation process has been approved by the Faculty Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee and will be deliberated further by the full senate during its Dec. 8 meeting. The motion, presented by Associate Chair of the Audio Arts and Acoustics De...

Faster, more furious, less substance

Faster, more furious, less substance

March 13, 2017

The eighth installment in the massive "Fast and Furious" film franchise is set to come out April 14, and "The Fate of the Furious'" new trailer —released March 9—reveals more plot points that don'...

Career Center  to merge job programs  for better service

Career Center to merge job programs for better service

February 15, 2016

The Portfolio Center will merge with the internship program and the Student Employment Office, forming the new Career Center June 1 to create a centralized career development system. “This is a big, diff...

Columbia Presents CoffeeHousePR Panel

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s PRSSA hosted an Alumni panel on the second floor of the 33 E. Congress Building Nov. 4. During the panel, Columbia graduates discussed why it’s important to do internships before graduat...

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

Students want revisions to Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

Approximately 12 students from various student organizations gathered in the second floor lobby of the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building April 1 to discuss the formation of a new student committee that would addr...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Unearthing an underground empire: Cut off the head and the body will fall

By Managing Editor

December 9, 2013

"Mourning when they kill three of ours is getting six of theirs.”From the backseat of a car creeping down a bleak alley in North Lawndale, Edward Robinson, a leader of the Conservative Vice Lords, glares through the windshield, his eyes fixated on the dead end where three of his fellow Vice Lords were shot and killed by a rival gang just two weeks prior. The car slows to a halt as Robinson, stoic yet vulnerable, climbs out...

Athletes not only ones being exploited

By Lindsey Woods

October 21, 2012

Most graduating college students entering the job market will find themselves working for free. It has become commonplace for companies to shamelessly exploit desperate undergrads who will do anything they can to beef up their résumés.While I don’t agree with this practice, it’s a reality for many young people. Internships provide valuable job experience and are often the best way to break into the job market, even if...

Bubble campaign bursts onto campus

By Ivana Hester

September 16, 2012

Columbia students might have noticed a colorful addition to the campus’s hallways, stairwells and street level windows, courtesy of a new effort to help them connect to each other and potential employers and internships.The Portfolio Center has launched a campaign to pique student curiosity in Talent Pool, a website that helps students and alumni collaborate and share their portfolios. Nearly every campus building now has...

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