Franchising: Buying Into A Winning Formula

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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For entrepreneur minded leaders that are willing to pay the cost to be the boss, with a strong interest in minimizing mistakes, franchising may be the way to go. Entrepreneur Media defines franchising as a form of business by which the owner (franchisor) of a product, service or method obtains distribution through affiliated dealers (franchisees). McDonald’s, Anytime Fitness and Ace Hardware are examples of popular franchises that have consistently proved to give business owners a nice return on investment.

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(Source: franchiseshowinfo.com)

Understanding the Game of College Admissions

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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Contrary to popular belief, the “smartest” kids aren’t guaranteed to get into what’s considered to be the best schools. Good grades and high standardized test scores definitely play a major part of gaining admission into the country’s top higher education institutions, but for students that fall short of the top 6% who may feel like they don’t have a shot at getting into an Ivy League school, Arun Alagappan of Advantage Testing has news for you.

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(Source: bloomberg.com)

Scholarship Recipients of U. of Chicago Speak Out

Course Description: STUDENT LEADERS

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Each year, the fate of several students hoping to attain higher education depends on scholarship money. In this clip, a variety of various financial gift recipients from the University of Chicago give their personal testimonials of how the money changed their circumstances, opened them up to new possibilities and afforded them the opportunities to inspire others.

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(Source: uchicago.edu)

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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

Course Description: STUDENT LEADERS

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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)

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

Course Description: HIGH SCHOOL PREP

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)

Smart Celebs Who Value Education

Course Description: THE PRO FILES

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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)

Stephen Ou: The Future Youth Entrepreneurship

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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It’s safe to say that high school senior, Stephen Ou is ahead of his class. Without even being aware of what type of grades he is earning academically, his success as an entrepreneur is more than enough to earn the blue collar, wiz kid that status. The 500,000 users that have made their way to his popular web apps, led media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Business Insider to recognize his genius.

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(Source: youtube.com)

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

Paying for College: Grants and Scholarships

Learn about applying for grants and scholarships, two important college funding sources that don’t need to be paid back. For more information on financial aid options, visit: http://uof.ph/42t.

(Source: youtube.com)

Course Description: THE PRO FILES
Name: Marissa Mayer College: Stanford University Major: Symbolic Systems (B.A)/ Computer Science (M.A.) Occupation: CEO at Yahoo!

Course Description: THE PRO FILES

Name: Marissa Mayer
College: Stanford University
Major: Symbolic Systems (B.A)/ Computer Science (M.A.)
Occupation: CEO at Yahoo!