Education

Telemundo Puerto Rico expands training program for Journalist Students

The Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local – a division that includes 43 NBC/Telemundo stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico – is expanding its preparation program for journalism college students by adding Universidad del Sagrado Corazon as a new program partner

Lost School Year With 90% of U.S. Teachers and 61% of Parents Predicting Increased Challenges as Children Head Back to School

The study focused on understanding the perspectives, anticipated challenges, and preparedness of teachers, parents, and students as we head back to school.

The Non-Existent Real-World Relevance of Academic Marketing Articles

Decisions in business are supposed to be rational and follow science. Easier said than done! That would require that scientific studies address high-impact issues that are relevant to business.

The Outlook is Bright: WAPA Televisión Announces New Internship Program for Meteorology Students in Puerto Rico

WAPA Television, has further amplified its commitment to serving the Island and its students with the creation of a new internship program between WAPA’s NotiCentro and the Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), a campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).

Education as an Equalizer: New Survey of US Workers Finds Education Is a Catalyst for Change in the Workplace [REPORT]

According to the report, Black (90%) and Hispanic/Latino (91%) workers believe learning new skills will be important for them to succeed in the future.

12 Ways to Get Smarter

The level of a person’s raw intelligence, as measured by aptitude tests such as IQ scores, is generally stable for most people during the course of their adulthood.

We should advocate for trade schools just as much as college, especially after a pandemic

Why is it always, “Make sure you go to college,” and never “Make sure you go to trade school?”

Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children’s Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups [REPORT]

The summer of 2021 will be vitally important, as students and families try to recover from the isolation, trauma, and learning loss the pandemic caused. Yet a new study that looks in-depth at summer learning in 2019 and 2020 finds that Latinx student participation in programs remains low, despite some recent growth and remarkably high parent satisfaction. Just 44% of Latinx families with children report that their child was involved in a summer learning program in 2019 – an increase from 39% in 2013 and 29% in 2008. But while 2.7 million Latinx children took part in a structured summer experience in 2019, nearly 4.4 million more would have been enrolled if a program were available to them, their parents said.

First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes [REPORT]

Even as the cost of college continues to rise, with student debt levels climbing along with it, the long-term financial benefits of a four-year college degree remain indisputable. Adults who have attained at least a bachelor’s degree have better economic outcomes, on average, than adults who have not completed college. They tend to earn more and accumulate more wealth.

STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity [REPORT]

Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of all workers, including in computing jobs, which have seen considerable growth in recent years.

College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises help Students reach Their College Dreams

The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week on Telemundo’s Hoy Día the scholarship recipients of the College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores campaign that guides Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process.

Advice If You Are Considering Unpaid Internships

Since #unpaidinternships is trending, I want to provide advice if you’re starting your career and are considering an unpaid #internship today.

Brains On launches in Spanish

Newly-formed Mother Tongue announced it is the exclusive Spanish-language production partner of American Public Media’s (APM) award-winning educational podcast program, Brains On.

Project Innovation Grant Program returns

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC/Telemundo owned stations), announced their “Project Innovation” competitive grant challenge will return for a fourth consecutive year when applications open on January 8, 2021. Applications can be previewed now at nbcuprojectinnovation.com and in Spanish at nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com. The online application process runs from January 8 to February 12, 2021. Grant winners will be announced in May 2021.

Aprende Institute brings Next Generation Online Education Platform to U.S. Latinos

Aprende Institute is launching in the United States. Aprende Institute’s expert-led online courses are designed for Spanish-speaking students looking to take their passions and career ambitions to new heights.

Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication Works to Support Colombian Farmers

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (HMC) has announced a partnership with Farmer-to-Farmer Colombia and Fundación SalvaTerra to help support smallholder farmers in Colombia that are transitioning out of the informal economy, forming cooperatives to grow and taking advantage of economies of scale, while expanding their range of buyers.

ANA Educational Foundation launches Gift Membership Program for Universities

The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) is launching a new initiative in which marketers can give the gift of an ANA membership to colleges and universities to strengthen relationships between the marketing industry and academia.

ANA Educational Foundation launches push for Ad & Marketing to attract Diverse Talent

The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) has announced a series of events, activations and commitments to advance its mission of making the advertising and marketing industries more diverse and inclusive.

5 Ways to integrate Diversity & Inclusion into Higher Education Marketing

While most U.S. colleges and universities work toward ensuring their advertising materials reflect the diversity of their student body, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that many would agree with the 91 percent of U.S. marketers who believe “there is still room for growth.” And marketing professionals aren’t alone.

You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

If you are a recent college graduate, chances are you have taken several classes that you believe will help prepare you for your first job. Unfortunately, most of what you need to succeed in your work involves skills you never took a class to acquire. And that can complicate the application process.

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