Stanford U Students Build Bikes in Class

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There’s a reason Stanford University is often mentioned in conversation when top colleges are being discussed. Since 1891, the Product Realization Lab (formerly known as the Student Shops) has been at the heart of Stanford’s pragmatic, results-driven engineering curriculum. One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204, teaches students how to build bicycles, but also patience and project management.


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(Source: productrealization.stanford.edu)

Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, of ManRepeller.com, explains why fashion doesn’t have to be serious, how she initially started her blog to get a job and why there is no reason that brains and beauty can’t coexist.

(Source: Fast Company)

Summer Intern Gives Inside Scoop on Making Coffee

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Rebecca Kost has had a thing for coffee since she had her first sip at 3 years old. With that being said, the Food Industry Management junior at Michigan State University had a ball during her summer internship at Paramount Coffee in Lansing, MI.

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(Source: msutoday.msu.edu)

2014 Mateen Cleaves Summer Basketball Camps

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Aspiring athletes can test their shots and learn basic basketball and life skills this summer as Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, Meijer, will again present the Mateen Cleaves 1 Goal 1 Passion Summer Basketball Camps. The popular three-day camps will be open to the first 1,000 Michigan youth to sign up online at www.1goal1passion.com. Camps will be held in Benton Harbor, Lansing and Flint, and thanks to Meijer, participants will only pay $1.

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Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks.

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks.

5 Lessons for High School Students Who Want to Change the World

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jeremy Rossman details his experiences in programming along with the path he took to achieve his goals. He gives five tips for high school students who want to delve into their passions and carve out their own path.

(Source: youtube.com)

Name: John Legend
College: University of PennsylvaniaMajor: English (B.A)Occupation: Singer/Producer/PhilanthropistKnown in Penn circles by his birth name John Stephens, Legend graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1999 with a degree in English and a concentration in African-American literature and culture. As a student at Penn, he recorded his own albums, served as the president and musical director of Counterparts, the University’s coed a cappella jazz group, and directed the choir of a nearby church.

Name: John Legend

College: University of Pennsylvania
Major: English (B.A)
Occupation: Singer/Producer/Philanthropist

Known in Penn circles by his birth name John Stephens, Legend graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1999 with a degree in English and a concentration in African-American literature and culture. As a student at Penn, he recorded his own albums, served as the president and musical director of Counterparts, the University’s coed a cappella jazz group, and directed the choir of a nearby church.

Smart Celebs Who Value Education

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As challenging as school can be for kids and adults who tolerate the struggle in hopes that they will be rewarded with a better life, it’s probably safe to assume that many of them would abandon their higher education pursuit if they became rich and famous. With that being said, it’s awesome to see examples of Hollywood success stories that worked harder at getting smarter.

 

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(Source: prefessionalu.com)

Facebook COO Returns To Harvard For Commencement Speech

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently returned to her alma mater to give an inspirational commencement speech to Harvard University’s class of 2014. Her serious and sometimes funny message was based around the concept of honesty. “As you open yourself up to possibility, the most important thing I could tell you today is to open yourself up to honesty,” Sandberg explains. “To telling the truth to each other, to being honest with yourselves, and being honest with the world we live in.”

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(Source: prefessionalu.com)

College Take A More Aggressive Approach to Breeding Entrepreneurs

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In light of the ever changing, technology driven job market, it’s hard to determine which career paths are “safe” for college students to pursue. Understanding the likelihood that several graduating seniors at Davidson College will transition into work positions that didn’t exist their freshmen year, school President Dr. Carol Quillen gets it. She and her team not only acknowledge the constant shift in job creation, but they are also on the forefront on encouraging entrepreneurship, to give the leaders of tomorrow an edge on attaining future employment.

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(Source: prefessionalu.com)