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Following the House, the Senate is prepped to take up high-skill immigration reform

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Earlier today, TNW brought you news of two competing bills in the US House of Representatives, each of which would allow for 55,000 green cards to be disbursed among recent graduates of American universities who earned a Masters or higher in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Those two bills...
Following the House, the Senate is prepped to take up high-skill immigration reform

InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding

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InternMatch, a 500 Startups-backed company focused on matching college students with employers, is today announcing an additional round of $1.2 million in funding to expand its platform beyond internships, in order to target both underclassmen and recent graduates. And yes, it’s thinking about rebranding, too. The new bridge round comes...
InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding

Marshmallows and Spaghetti: How Kindergartners Think Like Lean Startups

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As an avid podcast subscriber I have dozens of audio and video programs feeding into iTunes daily, but one recent submission from the TED Talks video podcast caught my eye because of its parallels to lean startups. Tom Wujec, author and fellow at Autodesk, presented at TED 2010 back in...
Marshmallows and Spaghetti: How Kindergartners Think Like Lean Startups

DailyDirt: Graduation Advice To Remember

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Maybe you remember your graduation. Maybe you don't. If you were lucky, you graduated college and knew exactly what you wanted to do. You had a job all lined up, and when asked about your plans, you could avoid saying anything along the lines of: I don't want to sell...
DailyDirt: Graduation Advice To Remember

Tuition.io Makes Managing Student Loans Child's Play

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It took Tuition.io co-founder and Columbia University alumnus Brendon McQueen 12 separate loans totaling $120,000 to pay for his Ivy League education and less than one month after graduating to realize that trying to manage this situation was going to be a nightmare. McQueen is not alone. More than...
Tuition.io Makes Managing Student Loans Child's Play

Attn Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants To Help Kickstart Your Business

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VC firm Highland Capital Partners is sounding the horn for their fifth annual “Summer@Highland” entrepreneurship program. The 10-week program aims to provide young, talented entrepreneurs with the environment and resources they need to kickstart their early-stage technology companies. The program is only open to current college students, graduate students, and...
Attn Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants To Help Kickstart Your Business

Alt-J clinch 20th anniversary Mercury prize

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Indie act rewarded for album An Awesome Wave at award ceremony at Camden's Roundhouse With a hip new venue, a young enthusiastic host and a 20th birthday to celebrate, it was fitting that the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury prize went to a debut album feted for its innovative sound.Indie...
Alt-J clinch 20th anniversary Mercury prize
Collegefeed rolls out career marketplace nationwide to help students find jobs
Bright Lights, Big City: MIT grads launch accelerator for 'urban impact' startups

The startup employment scheme: Changing the world

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Late last summer, I walked up to a presenter at an event held at General Assembly’s London campus. One of the speakers –a charismatic Oxford grad — had a business that helps recent graduates find job placements in smaller startups. The idea being that if they gain experience in smaller...
The startup employment scheme: Changing the world

Startup Career Fair in NYC on April 9th

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Since founding the Columbia Venture Community a few years back, I have watched the group continue to thrive due to the efforts of the talented leaders that have taken it upon themselves to drive the organization forward.   It has indeed come a long way.  Initially the group was focused...
Startup Career Fair in NYC on April 9th
Google dominates 'most inDemand employer' list globally, considered desirable by students, software engineers, and more
Dear College Students: LinkedIn Is Not The Same As Facebook
Thinkful's custom code tutoring may help you land a job

AfterCollege Relaunches, Looks To Build A LinkedIn For College Students And Recent Grads

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AfterCollege launched in 1999 as a simple job board for entry-level positions. In spite of a bubble burst and more than a decade in between, the company soldiered on, staying afloat (and profitable) thanks to revenue generated from charging employers to post jobs on its site. With a plethora of...
AfterCollege Relaunches, Looks To Build A LinkedIn For College Students And Recent Grads

AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

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Everyone seems to think they have the idea for the next great niche social network. Few, however, have the power to get their users paid. Entry-level job and internship focused career network AfterCollege aims to do just that by bridging the gap left by LinkedIn, Monster.com and others in...
AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

Startup incubator Upstart Labs adds cash to fill series A funding gap

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It sometimes feels like there’s a bit of incubator mania going on. In the past two weeks alone, we’ve written about two relatively new startup incubators in the Seattle area. Fledge specializes in getting socially-conscious companies off the ground, while 9Mile Labs is looking to make its mark by focusing on enterprise software...
Startup incubator Upstart Labs adds cash to fill series A funding gap

LinkedIn launches CheckIn, an app to help recruiters gather and manage information from candidates

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LinkedIn has just launched a new global product as part of its Talent Solution division called CheckIn. It was at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect 2013 where Parker Barrile, the company’s Senior Director of Product Management, announced the new product, which is aimed at the college demographic. CheckIn is a mobile app that recruiters can...
LinkedIn launches CheckIn, an app to help recruiters gather and manage information from candidates

How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines

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Zach Smith had never been to Chicago. The first time he stepped foot in the windy city was when his employer, a 70-person flower delivery startup in New York, sent him to launch its third branch there.Launching a startup in a new market is a tall task for anyone, let...
How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines

Incubator NEST Investments Wants To Help Hong Kong's Fledgling Startup Industry Take Flight

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Though Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial hubs, its startup industry is still embryonic. Incubator NEST Investments hopes to change that by helping tech companies take advantage of the region’s wealth and resources as they work toward entering the mainland Chinese market. Founded in 2011, NEST Investments...
Incubator NEST Investments Wants To Help Hong Kong's Fledgling Startup Industry Take Flight

Now There's A Way To Apply For Jobs Directly Through Twitter

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By now, many employers think that who you are online is more revealing of your character than a résumé. Some companies have even decided to stop accepting paper résumés altogether. One such company is Enterasys, the wireless network provider, that decided to recruit a six-figure senior social media position solely via Twitter last...
Now There's A Way To Apply For Jobs Directly Through Twitter
Want a career in Big Data? You'll need more than a degree

Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas

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Following endless wrangling, a proposal bill has been released. It’s 844 pages long, and more technical than you could possibly imagine. However, given that high-skill and STEM immigration reform is part of the bill, and the changes impact the technology industry, we must delve into the text. Happily, TNW has...
Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas
Into Africa: Microsoft touts new effort to deliver millions of Windows Phones to students, entrepreneurs

U Of Alabama Wants To Have Its Cake And Sue You Too

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We've talked a few times recently about the insanity created by over-aggressive intellectual property enforcement when it comes to universities, and the University of Alabama really is a prime example. After all, this is the school that sued a local artist for painting (very popular) commemorative paintings of UA football...
U Of Alabama Wants To Have Its Cake And Sue You Too
Why Aren't College Students Using LinkedIn To Find Jobs?

Former Google Exec Dave Girouard Starts a "Kickstarter for Young People"

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Last year Dave Girouard — at the time a big-time executive at Google in charge of Google Apps — got obsessed with an idea. Highly qualified young college graduates were settling for corporate jobs, when what they really wanted to do was be entrepreneurial. Upstart CEO Dave Girouard But unless...
Former Google Exec Dave Girouard Starts a "Kickstarter for Young People"

InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

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More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy...
InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

I worked for Adam Afriyie's Adfero - it was the worst kind of churnalism | Lanre Bakare

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As a journalist at Adfero I had to churn out 25 'news' stories a day. God knows what Afriyie would do if he ran the countryI spent just under 18 months working as a journalist for Adfero, "the UK's leading dedicated online news provider" and brainchild of Adam Afriyie, MP...
I worked for Adam Afriyie's Adfero - it was the worst kind of churnalism | Lanre Bakare
'The startup is you!' Upstart gets $5.9M to help investors back college grads
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