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October 23, 2015: Friday news roundup

If it’s Friday, it must be roundup time! Check out this week’s notable articles.

Why women in the workplace are screwed in 7 charts

“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.

5 ways to know if joining a startup is worth the risk

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.

A listener perspective on online learning

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.

What degrees are actually worth the cost of college?

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.

How to get your dream job when you can’t afford an unpaid internship

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.

Meet the millionaire maths teacher turned entrepreneur who works for half an hour a day

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.

 

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