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  • Chicago School Refuses to Host Rove, Welcomes Obama Appointee

    7/28/2010 5:32:37 PM Posted by Evan Gassman

    Patel - Rove"The news that Eboo Patel, an appointee of the Obama administration, will be allowed to speak at Loyola University Chicago, while Karl Rove was essentially barred, is further proof that the (university) administration either has zero understanding of tax law or is unabashedly biased," said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for Young America's Foundation, a conservative outreach group that was sponsoring the Rove speech.

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    • Hi Justin, I read the article about fiindng a job with an arts education with both sympathy and just a little annoyance. Being a little older (46) and perhaps going in the reverse direction (starting a PhD after 20+ years in the workforce), I have a little advice for folks which I hope will be helpful. First of all, there's nothing wrong with taking a job in the service industry, okay, Starbucks, while you're looking for something with more upside. Earn money, pay your bills. Secondly, target jobs at the bottom of the chain. I have two friends to use as examples: First, a history grad. He got his first job working in a call centre for GE. They spotted his intelligence and ability to solve problems very quickly and put him on the management track. He is now a senior manager in Operations for a major bank earning $200k/year. Another friend, a PhD drop-out in Computer Science, got a job in the tech pool at a bank. Within two years, he became a manager and is one track to become a VP, flying around the world solving operational problems. Computer Science, you say? Of course he got a job. But not so obvious. He took an hourly wage job at the bottom of the totem pole and then worked hard.Getting in may be hard, but once in, talent and hard work are the great equalizers. Having sat in classes full of young graduate students, I can say without any hestation that the average arts student is brighter and more equipped than the average commerce grad. You just have to be a bit more creative and industrious in your approach, and yes, sell yourself.For my part, I have degrees in Fine Arts and theatre and I've made a good living as an artist, but it has been tough, up-and-down, and required a good amount of hustle and salesmanship on my part. Academia seems, well, easy in some respects, and maybe that's the problem. In this economy, nothing can be taken for granted and there really is no time to be scared of failure.
      Posted by Caryn on 05/20/2014
    • fkLWk3 Fantastic blog post. Fantastic.
      Posted by 7141 on 08/05/2014
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