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Computer Science vs. Computer Engineering: What's the Difference?

How is a CompSci degree different from a CompE degree? In the simplest of terms, computer scientists study theory and computer engineers build the things that bring those theories to life.

How to Watch Tonight’s Perseid Meteor Shower

By Erica Abbott

If you’re looking for one of nature’s greatest shows, simply look up at the sky tonight. The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak between tonight and tomorrow morning, and it’s sure to be out of this world. According to NASA, during the peak activity time between Aug. 11 and 12, there could be as many as 200 meteors per hour.

The Bucky Fuller Method: How Dividing Yourself in Half Improves Your Personal Productivity

By Taylor Pearson

This mindset of imaging yourself as two people, one being the person doing the actions and the other a scientist examining them, has recently gathered scientific backing. Thinking Fast and Slow, the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, has come to serve as the bedrock of behavioral economics.

The Science Of Goal Setting

By Jacob Shriar

The research is clear: People who set goals are more successful. There’s something incredibly motivating about setting a goal and working towards it. When we set a goal for ourselves, it actually becomes part of us. It becomes part of our identity and who we are. We change our behavior and our mindset to make sure we accomplish a goal.

The ‘Connective Tissue’ That Liberal Arts Students Need for Lifelong Professional Success

By Daniel R. Porterfield

For professionals, a great liberal arts education is an appreciating asset, like a wise investment that earns compounding interest over decades. That’s because the knowledge, skills, and learning capabilities that students develop in college gain value as their careers progress and their responsibilities grow more complex.

Networking for Economics Majors: Getting Contacts for the Job Search

By Bill Conerly

The key to economics majors finding jobs is networking, I wrote in Career Advice for Economics Majors. A few students have written asking: “How do I start networking when I don’t know anyone?” Here are some ideas for getting your first few contacts, then expanding from those people.

3 Ways to Turn Your Summer Internship Into a Job Offer

By Tom Anderson

Internships can be powerful learning experiences that let students explore careers in their intended fields. They also open post-graduation opportunities for long-term employment.

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Student? It’s Better to Be “T-shaped”.

By Jeffrey J. Selingo
The Washington Post

Instead of encouraging students to be "well-rounded," we should be encouraging them to have both breadth and depth, and to have a flexible mindset to learn where their curiosity takes them. This will ensure that students have the ability to navigate the ambiguity of an economy where entire industries and occupations are expanding and contracting at alarming speed.