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Steve Schlafman and his youth mentee, Jake.

A New York VC gave a college freshman 7 pieces of advice, including land a summer internship by December

As a new school year begins, New York-based venture capitalist Steve Schalfman shared his best advice for college. One was to find your summer internship by December. Another was to schedule early morning classes.
Generation Z is rewriting the playbook for higher education.

A professor in Ohio takes attendance on Twitter, posts homework on Slack, and holds office hours at 10 p.m. — and it shows how different Gen Z r...

Defined as those born after 1997, Generation Z is growing up in a world where smartphones, social media, and content-streaming are ubiquitous. And now that the oldest Gen Zers are attending college, they're rewriting the playbook for higher education.
There are things you can do in college that will lead you to your dream job.

The 4 smartest things I did for my career before I graduated from college

The career path leading to a great job can be a winding one. In college, you can do things like interning and finding a mentor, that can position you as a qualified candidate for your dream job. Here are the four smartest things author Audrey Noble did in college that helped kick-start her career.
Student Loan Hero founder and CEO Andy Josuweit.

A CEO who paid off $100,000 in his own student loans used to think they were predatory — but after 6 years of helping people pay theirs, he̵...

In the years since launching Student Loan Hero, CEO Andy Josuweit says he's changed his view on the student-loan industry and realized that not everyone can pay off their loans at the same pace.
Harvard has some surprising admissions policies.

A lawsuit exposed Harvard’s ‘Z-list,’ which some people suspect helps VIP kids who don’t have the grades get in

Harvard University admits some students through the "Z-list," meaning they must defer their enrollment for a year. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Harvard say the Z-list is a way to show deference to children of alumni who wouldn't otherwise qualify academically.
The student debt problem hit a depressing milestone in 2018.

An eccentric tech investor and self-help guru has a wild, controversial idea to solve one of America’s biggest problems that he thinks could tur...

James Altucher, a tech investor and self-help guru, says recent college graduates should consider letting wealthy individuals or organizations invest in their futures for a percentage of their future earnings. This way grads could pay off their loans faster.

These 10 American colleges have minted more than 500 billionaires, including Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and the founders of Google

Billionaires don't all follow the same path to success, but some of them look pretty similar, starting with where they went to college. The top 10 billionaire-producing colleges in America have minted the founders of Google, Nike, Berkshire Hathaway, and Tesla.
I don't regret my student loans. (Author not pictured.)

I took out student loans and it was the best decision I made — here’s why

Student loans can leave young people in thousands of dollars worth of debt, with the average borrower graduating with over $37,000 to pay back. Despite the costs, student loans are a worthwhile investment if having that education will lead to a good career and income down the road.
It's a vicious cycle of supply and demand.

College is more expensive than it’s ever been, and the 5 reasons why suggest it’s only going to get worse

College tuition is higher than ever — from the late 1980s to the 2017-18 school year, the cost of an undergraduate degree rose by 213% at public schools and 129% at private schools, adjusting for inflation. And 45 million Americans have student-loan debt. See what's driving the cost of college.

Here are the top 3 qualities you need to succeed, according to a high school dropout who became a venture capitalist at one of Silicon Valley’s ...

Cyan Banister dropped out of high school as a teenager to work full time. Now, she manages multi-million dollar deals for Peter Thiel's venture firm, Founders Fund.