Archive for 2019

December 2019

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Jan. 21 virtual training: Using data to create powerful stories

Listen to the training. There's never been a better time to be a data journalist. Society is increasingly being driven by data, and the widespread availability of all of this digital information is opening up new opportunities for storytelling. But how do you get started? SABEW’s next training session will teach you how to use data to produce high-impact stories. We’ll talk about how data journalists ...[Read More]
Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Jan. 22: Virtual training from 1-2 p.m. EST: Texas v. The U.S. and the ACA – One more time with feeling

Listen to the recording. Ever since a Texas judge ruled more than a year ago that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, everyone has been waiting for a decision from a federal appeals court: Would it uphold the ACA or would it back the Texas judge's ruling? The federal appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling, recently handed down a decision that didn't quite answer either question. It ruled that ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Biotech Reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune

Job Description: The San Diego Union-Tribune is looking for a full-time biotech reporter to join our business team. An ideal candidate would have a deep understanding of biotech who is quick to break news for online, mobile and print platforms. This person should be able to write quickly, clearly and accurately on deadline, pull together broader stories on biotech discoveries and trends, and work collaboratively ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

U.S. Copy Editor at The Insurance Insider

Job Description: The Insurance Insider - a leading insurance trade publication owned by Euromoney - is looking for a copy editor to join its growing team in New York City. The U.S. copy editor would edit content for spelling, grammar and style as well as handle publication of content through our content management systems. May be asked to create graphics using Excel or other common software. The U.S. ...[Read More]
Monday, December 16th, 2019

Navigating the terms of grad student finances

By Hiroaki Kono, University of Missouri I want to break a stereotype about college students and finance. “You don’t need to care about money if you receive a grant-type scholarship.” No. That is NOT true. As a master’s student at the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, I receive a scholarship from an organization based on where I am from, Japan. The scholarship ...[Read More]
Friday, December 13th, 2019

Eating a lot of fast food can quickly drain your wallet

By Mimi Wright, University of Missouri I get it. Greasy, warm, salty Chick-fil-A chicken paired with their signature sauce is a killer. So is a fresh, hot burger from McDonald’s. And tacos from Taco Bell. And Sonic slushies with Nerds. Where was I? Oh, yes. While these mouth-watering delicacies are easy, fast and tasty to indulge in, the reality is that it’s killing the bank accounts of college ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Look like you mean business on a college budget

By Perri Stewart, University of Missouri Making the transition from sitting in class in leggings and an oversized sweatshirt to dressed in full blown business formal clothes, is a move that takes a lot of thinking. How am I going to afford to buy a business clothing when I’m used to buying the usual cheap, fast-fashion trends? My broadcast journalism professor gave us her lecture on on-camera ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Sometimes those boring jobs make the goal worthwhile

By Jacob Lang, University of Missouri As all students know, the college experience isn’t cheap. Paying thousands of dollars in tuition is one thing, but when you add in costs for rent, food and social life, students end up dropping quite a bit of cash. Many students find it beneficial to get a part-time job while in school to help pay some expenses. I fall into that category. I have worked ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Meals at home can be a social occasion as well

By Sophia Moll, University of Missouri Everything costs money. That’s just the way life works. When people discuss saving money or you read articles on the internet for the best tips and tricks for spending less money, the usual suggestion is to cut back. Stop buying your daily coffee, don’t refresh your wardrobe every few months, forget about nights out with your friends. Although these things ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Spring 2017 Blog Posts

College Connect: I took Jay Leno’s advice – will you? By Philip Joens In my last post I talked about my own experiences after graduating from college and how I’ve come to terms with the business side of my life as a reporter. When you’re young and not making much money though, it may be helpful to choose carefully where you’ll live and what you do in your free time. Read more... College ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Fall 2017 Blog Posts

Navigating Housing and Renting Issues as a College Student By Morgan Brown Amari Tillman is a 19-year-old second-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia. Midway through her sophomore year, the safe path she had travelled by living on campus split in front of her. Should she finally leave the campus and dive into apartment life, or should she continue enjoying the benefits of living and ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Spring 2018 Blog Posts

College Connect: Clashing Cultures When You Go to College By Runjie Wang  “That makes sense to me. That Porsche belongs to a Chinese!” Americans have stereotypes that every Chinese student here is extravagant and squanders away his or her parents’ money. So do many people in China. Even worse, some internet trolls in my country always satirize that we, students studying abroad, are too ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Fall 2018 Blog Posts

College Connect Fall 2018: It’s Confusing – the Multicultural Issue of Tipping By Yutong Yuan Tip, or not tip? As a student from a country where giving a gratuity is not part of the social etiquette, I’m always confused by when, where and how much I should tip. When eating out with friends at a restaurant, I can always ask for advice on how much I should leave as a tip. However, things ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Spring 2019 Blog Posts

Planning for Study Abroad: How to finance your semester BEFORE you get there By Mimi Wright If there is one piece of advice that I would give to any college student, it would be this: study abroad. The experiences, connections and sights you see are priceless. But unfortunately, the trip is not. Studying abroad is a hefty financial undertaking. It can be extremely overwhelming when you are faced ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Work to succeed, work to pay the bills

By Tammy Ko, University of Missouri There are two types of ways to view college jobs: I need to support myself and provide for everyday expenses versus I work to build my portfolio for future hiring opportunities. The decision that I chose to make was that paying for the bills, providing for everyday expenses and preserving my intellectual capacity for studying was more important. By doing this ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Aldi: A college student’s saving grace

By Liv Jackson, University of Missouri It is a classic tale of the broke college kid. In one moment, I am complaining about how I do not have enough money to go out with my friends, see a movie, buy a new outfit, or anything that falls into the category of recreational spending. However, the next moment, I turn around and spend my money on food that I can purchase quickly. As a senior in my final ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

How to drink coffee cost-effectively in college

By Kaitlyn Hoevelmann, University of Missouri Drinking coffee as a college student can get expensive quickly. Whether we like it or not, many college students seem unable to fully function without a daily caffeine boost. In 2019, nearly half of 18 to 24-year-olds in the U.S. are coffee drinkers, according to Statista. Since coffee is inevitable, there are options college students can consider. ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Budgeting for the important internship experience

By Gwyneth Helm, University of Missouri Finding an internship is a daunting task we almost all can relate to at some point or another. You may be wondering which companies to apply to, what types of internships you’re interested in and which cities are the best fit. Although these questions may swirl around your head, the excitement of landing your dream internship often overshadows the bleak ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Working two jobs and being a full-time student—my friends can’t relate

By Alexandra Haag, University of Missouri When I started college, I knew I was going to have to work. What I didn’t know was exactly how much I was going to have to work. After my first year, it became clear that I was going to have to pay tuition for my remaining years – something I was not prepared for.  I was even more unprepared for what followed. I got a second job on campus, worked ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The unexpected cost of owning a pet in college

By Elizabeth Elkin, University of Missouri I found my cat outside the office where I worked in the summer before my junior year of college. I hadn’t planned on getting a pet this early in life; I figured that when I had graduated and had a stable job and didn’t plan to move in the near future, I would adopt a kitten from a shelter. The best laid plans, am I right? My sweet baby was four weeks ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

How to save money during a trip

By Zhuoxiu Xing, University of Missouri I believe I am not the only one who likes traveling around the world. But as college students, the cost of an international trip is often beyond what we could imagine. I’ve traveled by myself since high school. I’ve been to Sri Lanka, Iceland, Morocco and so on. Looking back on these experiences, I’ve always felt that there were some costs that I could ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

A journey to college and another journey to understand finances

By Xumei Wu, University of Missouri Before coming to study journalism at the University of Missouri, I’d never left my native China. So, I thought I was prepared well enough to support my basic needs in America with jam and sausage – foods that can be stored for a long time – as well as bringing clothing for summer and winter. The reality though, is that you always spend more than you think. About ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The joy that comes from giving

By Matthew Unthank, University of Missouri Giving away money is a horrifying concept for many college students. Through student loans, grocery shopping, utility bills and rent, sectioning off part of your budget as charitable giving seems absurd. However, this may possibly be the most important segment of your financial plan to include. It may sound counterintuitive, but giving away your two most ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Money management for students

By Minna Tian, University of Missouri Unless you recently won the lottery, managing cash is an essential skill that most of us should possess. In our daily lives as students, we are faced with a lot of competing priorities such as exams, papers, work and life, and family commitments, to name a few. For many people, there is no time left to manage our finances. It is therefore essential; we learn ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Studying abroad and learning my financial situation – a real eye opener

By Tina Tan, University of Missouri January and August are the two biggest months in a year for me and usually the most heartbreaking for my dad. That’s when my tuition bill comes due and the numbers will always show up on his account on time. Studying abroad is usually a costly experience, whether you are a U.S. student studying in Europe or a Chinese student studying in the U.S. I didn’t ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

I’ve become a “baddie on a budget”

By Adedayo Akala, University of Missouri Personal finances, I don’t know her. At least I didn’t know her my freshman year of college. I am the type of person that, if I set my mind to something, I will accomplish it. The summer before my first semester of college, my goal was to save all the money I made. This way I would have more than enough for a shopping spree for “college clothes” ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Grocery shopping as self-care

By Emily Wolf, University of Missouri When it comes to preparing for college, most students don’t have "learning to grocery shop" high on their to-do list. Between the stress of student loans, parking, rent, and figuring out what you’re going to eat for the week, grocery shopping can get put on the back burner. I’m here to tell you that’s wrong. Grocery shopping - when done right - ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Testing strategy to gain college admission

By Junyi Wei, University of Missouri You may have heard of Gaokao, which is the name of the college entrance examination in China. It is the toughest and most intensely competitive exam in China, perhaps even in the world. However, you may have never heard of Yikao, which is the test for arts majors such as music, drama, opera performers and even broadcast announcers. Yikao is usually held half ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Reporting Fellow at O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Job Description: The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee allows you to dig into a national, state or regional investigative/explanatory story of your choice for an academic year. Fellows receive a $65,000 stipend, allotments for housing and travel, and help from top journalism students. It’s your chance to tell a story that can change policy or even ...[Read More]

November 2019

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Scholarships can help pay for study abroad

By Skylar Nicholson, University of Georgia Out of all college undergraduate students in the United States, only 10% will study abroad before they graduate, according to the Institute of International Education. Part of the reason for such low participation is directly related to costs, but Effie Antonoudi, a University of Georgia consumer economicsand financial planning professor, suggested that ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gap years can be valuable investment in yourself

By Skylar Nicholson, University of Georgia Erin Lamb chose to take a gap year between her freshman and sophomore years of college when she was then a student at Samford University. “Our society says you go to high school, you graduate high school and you go to college. So, it can probably be scary to break the mold on that, but doing that teaches you so much about who you are in relation to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Working in college: Worth the cost?

By Kelly Mayes, University of Georgia College can be a balancing act of so many things that it may not seem worth it to have a job. But working might actually be a benefit as long as students make sure to balance their time between working and their studies, said one soon-to-be graduating student at the University of Georgia. “I think having a job, especially in school, is like training wheels ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

A balancing act: Research or jobs?

By Kelly Mayes, University of Georgia Undergraduate research is a vital part of the process of getting into graduate school, but for some students, taking a chunk out of their schedules to spend time in the lab is not that easy. While undergraduate research is a critical element in the education of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), lower-income students struggle ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Is paying for graduate school worth it?

By Jada Bowman. University of Georgia As graduation approaches many undergraduates contemplate continuing their education at the master’s level, but inevitably that decision involves determining if the benefits outweigh the additional costs. According to Mary Carlson, a University of Georgia professor whose field of study is personal financial planning with an emphasis in financial therapy, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Drive time: What one college student learned from paying her own car expenses

By Amy Scott, University of Georgia Aaliyah Pauyo bought her 2005 Honda Civic for $4,000 when she was in college. She, like many other college students, knew a car would be useful for getting around campus and town. But Pauyo ultimately had to pay for the car and insurance on her own. “I paid for my own car insurance because my parents couldn’t really afford to help me with car stuff,” ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Bundle and save: College student finds benefits in bundling renters and car insurance

By Amy Scott, University of Georgia Insurance was the last thing on Katie Wallace’s mind when she was planning what she needed to do before going to an out of state school. She hadn’t even changed her residency from Colorado to Georgia as she entered her freshman year at the University of Georgia. But a few months into classes, Wallace, who is now a senior graphic design major, said she realized ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

UGA students create unique products as college entrepreneurs

By Mikaela Cohen, University of Georgia The weekly schedules for Ayanna Grant, Amani Grant and Daysha Egson, mostly revolve around crocheting, which begs the question: “Why are they doing all of that crocheting?” All three, who are juniors at the University of Georgia, launched a clothing brand, Island Gyals LLC, in Athens, Georgia, and its unique products are all crocheted and hand-made ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Budgeting became real for me

By Mikaela Cohen, University of Georgia Last semester, I found myself in a scary situation. I received a letter in the mail stating that I owed $1,000 to a sorority that I hadn’t been an active member of since 2017. The letter said that I had four months to pay off the debt. After speaking with the sorority’s national treasurer and national finance coordinator, I realized I was obligated ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Recent grad provides example for paying down student debt

By Jada Bowman, University of Georgia Maria Rodriguez is not alone as someone under the age of 24 in the United States with outstanding federal student loans. According to Enterprise Data Warehouse, that group totaled 1.69 million people as of June 30, 2019. But Rodriguez, who graduated in December 2018 from the University of Georgia with a degree in management information systems, wants to be ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Students struggle to find housing in an affordable housing shortage

By Ashlyn Webb, University of Georgia Georgia Chambers, a University of Georgia student, and her roommates are searching for housing for the 2020-2021 school year, nearly nine months in advance of their move-in date. Chambers and her roommates are searching early because of the limited amount of housing that fits their budget close enough to campus to be practical for them. Several students confront ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

How affordable is on campus housing?

By Ashlyn Webb, University of Georgia The choice between living on campus or off campus is a decision several rising sophomores at the University of Georgia must make when figuring out their housing for the next year. All first-year students at UGA are required to live on campus with the exception of those students who are from neighboring counties. They are allowed to live at home. Jade Adhola, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Think scholarships to defray the costs of studying abroad

By Savannah Sicurella, University of Georgia Studying abroad provides students the opportunity to experience cultural perspectives, styles of education and academic, professional and social environments different from their own. It can be a transformative thing, undergraduate study abroad alum Tatiana Anthonysaid, but the experience of living, learning and laboring in another country isn’t ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Crunching the numbers for your gap year

By Savannah Sicurella, University of Georgia When Marla Ebert, now a career consultant in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, opted to take a gap year before beginning a master's program in higher education, she approached the decision with specific criteria in mind: she wanted a “well-rounded” experience to prepare her for the master’s program, to keep her ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Collegiate health centers provide lower cost options for students

By Erin Schilling, University of Georgia Tish Thompson navigated life as an uninsured college student. With a part-time job, student loans and classes to worry about, her health insurance didn’t seem like a top priority at the time. “I knew about student insurance, but I had no money,” Thompson said. Thompson’s story is familiar in the United States. According to a health insurance ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Younger generations have different interests in personal finance coverage

By Erin Schilling, University of Georgia Money divides Baby Boomers and Generation Z'ers just as much as it connects them. Young people are now using the blasé “OK, Boomer” meme to defend against the “snowflake” snub from older folks, creating a virtual war in which no topic — especially money management — is safe from fire. But personal finance gets tricky. Young adults need ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Mobile finance apps won’t do the work for you

By Caroline Odom, University of Georgia Being in college often means feeling broke. One student wonders if he will be able to pay his rent. Another questions if he should stay home and cook or go out to eat with his friends. Even students who can rely on the financial safety net of their parents may question their financial situation as personal finances become personal for the first time. Regardless ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

UGA innovation wants to reach all parts of campus

By Caroline Odom, University of Georgia When Meriah Grove was a freshman at the University of Georgia in 2016, she walked into the office of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and asked how she could get involved. “My passion and my life is creating something out of nothing,” said Grove, a senior advertising major from Roswell, Georgia. Grove has watched the program, an entity of the Terry ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Why you should start building your credit in college

By Charlotte Norsworthy, University of Georgia Friends of Alexis Manson call her the “budget queen” because of her categorized budget spreadsheets and careful spending habits. “For me, building credit and good practices during college feels lower risk than waiting until after college,” Manson said. “I think it’s better to start learning right now while I have a bit of a safety net ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

College students struggle to establish credit

By Charlotte Norsworthy, University of Georgia JT Cavalenes was recently denied for his first credit card. He’s a freshman at Kennesaw State University and decided to apply for a credit card after his parents advised him to start planning for his future. “It’s a lot more necessary to already have [established credit] when you’re out of college than while you’re in it, so already having ...[Read More]
Friday, November 15th, 2019

Dec. 5: Night of SABEW

A Night of SABEW: Coast-to-Coast Social and Best in Business Awards Kick-Off Calling all business journalists from across North America! SABEW is organizing casual meetups on Thursday, Dec. 5. Come mingle over a drink, talk journalism and, of course, share your biggest stories of the year. SABEW’s 25th Best in Business Awards opens Dec. 2. Learn more about how to enter and get recognized for ...[Read More]

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