Entries by CengageBrain

Your passions can be leveraged into employment opportunities

Mauvis wanted to solve a problem. He was at Burning Man. Maybe you’ve heard of it. He was in the desert with no cell service, no internet connectivity, and over 50,000 people. Mauvis immediately realized that once you become separated from your friends, it’s nearly impossible to find them again. “Everybody still had their cell […]

Why do I need a professional portfolio if I have a resume?

What’s on your résumé? I’m guessing your employment experience comes first, a few bulleted sections highlighting your responsibilities and achievements at past jobs or internships. I assume your education is also on there, and maybe a few organizations you’ve joined or honors you’ve received. Maybe you’ve even included a handful of appropriate interests to mention, […]

Soldiers become scholars with the Pat Tillman Foundation

348. 4.6M. 85. Not sure what these numbers mean? Since 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation has helped fund military veterans and their spouses with the opportunity for academic  scholarships. Since then, 348 military scholars have been given scholarships, $4.6M has been raised for scholarship support for scholars’ potential, and 85 universities have been attended by these […]

Local students get involved with The Student Conservation Association

Earlier this summer a local crew including members of the Student Conservation Association set out to install rain containers across Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to householders who had requested them. The students involved in SCA install eight to 12 rain containers per day – and last reported, they have installed 171 and have a goal to reach 200 […]

See the charity: water journey through West Africa

At the beginning of the year, a team from charity: water set out on a journey to the Sahel Region of West Africa, which is known to be one of the harshest places on earth. The team learned a compelling story from two women about how clean water has made such a difference in their […]

How to dress for an interview

You passed the phone interview and now they want to meet you in person. You are excited about this summer job or internship- but then you suddenly don’t even know what to wear. I still remember rummaging through my college closet not knowing what to wear for an interview. Do people dress up in suits? […]

See the Alternative Spring Break trip to Rogue River!

Last month, students from the University of Oregon were selected as the winners in CengageBrain’s Alternative Spring Break competition. With the cash prize of $2,500, they were able to take a group of students from a local middle school on a backpacking trip through the Rogue River Wilderness Area in southern Oregon. Here the group […]

Does your seat in class affect your grade? Decide what seat is the perfect spot for you

Before you take a seat on the first day of class, you may want to consider the importance of classroom real estate – your grade may depend on it! Although there are no proven studies that connect classroom proximity to success, your placement in the classroom determines how you interact with your classmates and most […]

America’s Top TA 2013 Competition by CengageBrain awards impactful TAs with scholarships in their names

Teaching assistants from UAB, UIUC and MSU voted favorite in the nation This spring, college students from around the country were able to nominate and vote for America’s Top TA by CengageBrain. Today, the three winners are finally in with a combined total of over 750 votes. Congratulations to: Megan Sugrue – University of Alabama […]

Summer sounds good to us — Free 3-day Lollapalooza passes are up for grabs!

Total and complete lack of summer adventure plans have you a bit bummed out? Think squandering all your money on Spring Break may have been an epic fail? Well, don’t you sweat it just yet! Summer sounds good to us! Especially when the sounds of summer are going to be in Grant Park : Chicago, […]