October 23, 2015: Friday news roundup
If it’s Friday, it must be roundup time! Check out this week’s notable articles.
“At the current pace of progress, we are more than 100 years away from gender equality in the C-suite.” This quote from Sheryl Sandberg got a lot of attention this week and rightfully so. Here’s an overview of survey results that show the glass ceiling is real and not getting any easier to crack.
Going to work at a startup is exciting, challenging, and full of opportunity. But it can also feel risky to cast your lot with an unproven entity with an uncertain future. Here are a few suggestions before you take that leap.
Online learning doesn’t have to start with college. In this Youth Radio contribution, a 15-year-old explains why she likes combining regular classroom studies with self-paced learning on the Internet.
Here’s another radio piece, this time discussing the high cost of higher ed. Guest Peter Cappelli, director of The Wharton School’s Center for Human Resources, explains how certain majors may seem like sure-fire career boosters but you have to hit the market at just the right time.
One thing that hasn’t changed in the new tech-driven economy — new grads still have a tough time getting jobs when they don’t have experience. To get relevant experience and skills on your resume, the author suggests online learning, volunteering, finding a mentor, or starting at a nonprofit.
Instructor Rob Percival is a true Udemy success story. Read on to find out how his life has changed since he published his first web development course more than a year ago.