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Preparing your students for the digital job search

When your students graduate, they're entering a whole new world of job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, networking contacts, interviews, industry jargon, and career fairs. The whole process can be overwhelming.

What's more: Few university career service centers prep their students for the most important aspect of today's job search—all things digital.

Show Me the Money

There are scholarships available for just about anything these days. In addition to endowed scholarships for students with names such as Zolp, Scarpinato, Gatling, Baxendale, Hudson, Thayer, Downer, Bright, and Van Valkenburg, many organizations offer awards for specific talents or interests.

Market Meltdowns and Endowment Allocation

Strategies for new market realities
 

THE WORLD’S FINANCIAL markets spent the latter part of 2008 in an unprecedented state of volatility. Pictures of frazzled and depressed traders became one of the worst clichés in the news because they seemed to run every day.

Taking a Stake in Campus Finances

Spreading the power of making investment decisions
 

IN APRIL 2008, STUDENTS AT the University of Florida in Gainesville staged a hunger strike to protest the investment policies and lack of transparency for the campus’s $1.2 billion foundation endowment. It was dramatic if not exactly effective.

The Windfall Gift

What large gifts mean for endowment managers and other campus leaders
 

IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR, SO we're hearing a lot about income and wealth inequality in the United States. The rich seem to be getting richer, in part because a few sectors of the economy are creating incredible wealth for those who participate in them. These people want their wealth to have an impact on charities that they support.

Five Percent of Very Little Is Even Less

<em>Endowment spending decisions and restrictions are popular topics in the press.</em>

Consultants, Dealers, Services & Products

Use this supplier guide for information on the latest higher education resources. You'll find a wealth of ideas on these Web sites, or use the many toll-free numbers for immediate action. To connect to the links on this page, go to www.universitybusiness.com/DirectConnect. For advertising information contact Maureen Mollahan at 203- 663-0124, mmollahan@universitybusiness.com

Going Green While Saving Green: A Little Bit Means A Lot

When it comes to finding individual ways to save energy-and consequently, money-Florida State University takes a leadership role. The Tallahassee campus's 50 top fuel-consuming buildings have been treated to $8 million worth of energy-smart upgrades in their lighting, HVAC systems, and windows. Specifically:

Insulated thermapane replacement windows replaced the old wooden ones that leaked 10 times more air.

High-pressure sodium lamps have supplanted incandescent bulbs and use only 30 percent of the energy.

Going Green While Saving Green: When Trash Reign Supreme

Going Green While Saving Green: Building and Refurbishing for Energy Savings

How to work toward a comprehensive energy plan.

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