‘Live like a Student’ educates, promotes financial wellness

By Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Through the ‘Live like a Student’ series, the Financial Aid department seeks to inform students about their choices regarding student loans and increased educational expenses with rising tuition. “We’re trying to answer the question, what do you do to fulfill that gap?” said Jeff Rector, assistant director Client Services, […]

Students protest budget cuts, wages for workers

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Will Markham, freshman from Chattanooga, Jackie
Rustom, Memphis sophomore, and Erica Davidson, a
sophomore from Franklin, Tenn., gathered in Founder’s
Hall to read Chancellor Angle their letter of protest.

By Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Students organized to protest the continued budget cuts made to higher education funding Sept. 24 in Founder’s Hall. Their goal: to prompt Chancellor Steve Angle to take a firm stance against budget cuts and to raise the wages of campus workers to a livable standard. Sophomores Hanna Callicutt and […]

Estudiantes protestan cortes de presupuesto

Protest Spanish

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Estudiantes se organizaron para continuar la protesta en contra de los cortes de presupuesto hecho al financiamiento de la educación superior 24 de sept. en el salón Founder’s Hall. Su meta: sugerir al canciller Steve Angle que tome oposición a los cortes de presupuesto y que aumente los sueldos de […]

Local business employers tap into student interests

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Employers from CMC Publications, H & R Block, See Rock City, Inc. and other various businesses in the community came to the university to speak with UTC students about part-time job opportunities. The part-time job fair took place in the UC Chattanooga Room August 26 from 1-4 p.m. Many employers had applications on hand for […]

Unpaid internships should offer college students beneficial skills

By Editorial—Recently, there has been a petition by an anti-unpaid internship group called the Fair Pay Campaign about an unpaid internship called The White House Intern program. The grievances toward the internship are the amount of hours demanded from the interns and the lack of pay. According to the White House website, intern duties include […]

Engineering and computer science top list of highest-earning majors nationally

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN—The top five majors to earn high salaries are engineering, computer science, business, health sciences and math and sciences, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ recent report. The national salary ranges for these fields are the following: Engineering is $49,168—$71,702; computer science is $46,857—$70,441; business is $39,673—$61,353; health […]

Wild Art: On the job

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Campus Comments: How do you feel about your potential job prospects?

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Unemployment rates low for college graduates

From degree to money

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN—College students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree or higher have a better chance at job opportunities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In August 2012 there was an 8.8 unemployment rate for those without a college degree, a 6.6 unemployment rate for those with some college or associates degree, […]

Students find job search difficult but rewarding

Back to the Grind

By Eleanor Angel, Chattanooga, TN– Having a job can be a huge part of student life. Job searching is something many students find difficult. Corey Collins is a Chattanooga junior and has two jobs while being a student at UTC. Collins works for his church, The Crossing, and is also a tour guide at Ruby Falls. […]