Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

The fantasy world of Barbie dolls just got more high-tech. On Tuesday, Mattel, the company that makes the famous stick figurine, announced Barbie’s new career: robotics engineer. The “Career of the Year” Barbie is now available online for $13.99. She comes with safety goggles, a doll-sized laptop computer, and a small humanoid robot. SEE ALSO: Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before While robotics engineer is a first-ever career for Barbie, she’s previously had several occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, including as a computer engineer, astronaut, and video game…

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IGNOU introduces MA in Development Studies from this year, check details here

IGNOU introduces MA in Development Studies from this year, check details here

IGNOU 2018: Admissions in MA in Development Studies open, check the details Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a Master of Arts (Development Studies) course which would start from July this year. The programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and for fresh graduates interested in pursuing a career as a development professional, informed Prof PVK Sasidhar, the programme coordinator. MA in Development Studies is an open and distance learning course. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR IGNOU: This 2-year program can be pursued by any graduate having a…

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Student loan cutbacks not expected to land on Trump’s desk this year

Student loan cutbacks not expected to land on Trump’s desk this year

Republicans who were eager to impose new restrictions on federal student lending and loan forgiveness are likely to be stymied this year by Democrats. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. No more PLUS loans for grad students! Public Service Loan Forgiveness to be eliminated! No more subsidized student loans! If you see some scary-looking headlines like these about legislation making its way through Congress in coming weeks, you can probably take them with a grain of salt. Republicans who were eager to impose new restrictions on federal student lending and loan forgiveness are likely…

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Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Update, April 9, 2018: Carmel Clay Schools announced Monday night it will not change its high-ability program next school year. Administrators also cancelled a series of informational parent meetings on the topic scheduled for this week, according to an email sent to parents. Instead, the district will conduct a “comprehensive survey in the coming weeks” to gather parents’ thoughts and questions. The notice clarifies an earlier message sent to parents on March 31 which said the switch to cluster grouping, originally planned for the fall, was “temporarily postponed.” Earlier: Carmel Schools should…

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15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

he phrase “new year, new you” is a mantra that many of us repeat to ourselves once the clock strikes midnight on January 1. Making that a reality, however, is easier said than done. But if your goal is to improve your art and photography abilities, or grow your business in a meaningful way, we can help. We’ve selected a variety of creative online learning from sites like CreativeLive, Craftsy, and Brit + Co. They offer you thousands of ways to build your skills from the comfort of your own home—and on your own…

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The Career Audit You Should Conduct As We Head Into The New Year

The Career Audit You Should Conduct As We Head Into The New Year

According to research by The Conference Board, 52.3% of Americans are unhappy at work. This is significant, considering that about three decades ago the percentage of people unhappy at work was just 39.9%. Research from Gallup also shows that a whopping 51% of the U.S. workforce are unengaged. As 2017 is coming to an end, especially if you’re not satisfied with your current job, it might be a good idea to perform a career audit. Here are some areas to look at when conducting a career audit: 1. REVIEW YOUR ROLES One of the…

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Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

Image for representation only. New Delhi: Online recruitment activities in the month of July registered the highest year-on-year growth rate of 13 percent, a report said in New Delhi on Friday. According to the Monster Employment Index, the banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) sectors continued to exhibit long-term growth chart with a 43 per cent rise over last year. However, demand in the sector moved up by a marginal one per cent month-on-month during the period under review. The report said the consumer goods, FMCG, food and packaged food sector…

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UGC distance learning rules from next year

UGC distance learning rules from next year

The UGC notified the ODL Regulations, 2017 in an official gazette on June 23. Many of the universities and other higher educational institutions, which had just got the UGC’s approval to their ODL programmes in May-June, found themselves in a catch-22 situation as the new regulations mandatorily required them to make a fresh application to get approval for their ODL courses. File photo × The University Grants Commission (UGC) has deferred implementation of regulations for open and distance learning (ODL) programmes to the 2018-19 academic session. This comes after it…

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UGC,distance,learning,rules,from,next,year

UGC,distance,learning,rules,from,next,year

NEW DELHI:  A bill to grant statutory status to the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in PPP mode was passed by the Lok Sabha, with the government saying the fees for the poor students will not increase and that reservation law will apply there. The IIIT (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 seeks to grant statutory status to 15 IIITs and declare them as ‘Institutions of National Importance’. It also seeks to enable these institutions to grant degrees to their students in the academic courses conducted by them. Replying to a debate…

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