Universities Say They Stand Together, But What Are They Really Standing For?

Before I get started here, let me just say, I’ve been debating if I should even write this article, why you ask? Because I believe in higher education – so you ask me why did I decide to write it? Well, I turned on my TV set on February 1, 2017 and watched student riots at UC Berkeley in California. Apparently, it started because a right-leaning speaker was to hold a talk there. Windows smashed, buildings ablaze, cars turned over, and people hurt – campus police watched but hardly intervened, eventually local police units came to curtail the riot which lasted many hours.

A couple of days later Donald Trump tweeted that perhaps these Universities not allowing free speech ought to be defunded from Federal Funds – and if you know anything about Research Grants you know just how much money these schools get in taxpayer funds.

Why are students rioting? What is the point? Why does faculty incite such activity? What happened to free speech? What’s the point in all this?

Well, if you ask a college professor, he/she/it will tell you that they are just trying to protect the most vulnerable of our society? Sounds like an apologetic stance for political correctness to me. Coddling students and sending them out into the real world later will be a rude awakening for them, all the while holding backpacks filled with laden weight from those student loans which will take years to pay off. By the way, did you know that many University pension funds invest in student debt bundles, yes, like those mortgage bundles that led to the 2008 crisis, so essentially the pension funds are enabling this credit crisis as the bubble is ready to burst.

There was an interesting video posted to the UCR – University of Riverside, YouTube Channel titled: “UCR Stands Together” (posted on February 1, 2017) which depicted students of ethnic origin and Muslim students in hijabs telling the listeners that the stand together with the University community in times of insecurity, hardship, and conflict, also with the local community. But this is just propaganda using socialist buzz-words. You see, the conflict and hardships to them means that Donald Trump was elected and they didn’t get their way, so now they are morning and standing up against our government and duly elected officials in solidarity to continue to fight. Wow, is that what they are teaching now at our universities?

“Stand Together” is merely a slogan, similar to the “Hope and Change” slogan of Barack Obama’s campaign. It sounds innocuous even righteous, but there is an insidious plan behind these slogans. In this case the students, along with their politically correct tokenism shows 3 female Muslim students and one student each from other groups; Hispanic, Black, white Female, and of course, not to offend one-white male and they plead to us that; UCR promises to “Stand Together” but is that what’s really going on here?

No it means the University wants to have and/or incite more civil disobedience, more protests, riots, and remain PC while producing more snowflakes with worthless degrees who haven’t a clue, which means more to vote in socialist rules into our society. Well if UCR ‘stands together’ and if this institution stands against America and economically enslave our children with college tuition debt and teaches them to be nice little socialists – then maybe that institution doesn’t need my tax dollars to subsidize tenured professors pensions.

Indeed, maybe we should stand with Donald Trump and his tweet to defund these Universities from Federal Funds, as there need to be a penalty for such activity.

Top 7 Scholarship Tips

Scholarship providers look for certain things to make sure the candidate qualifies for the scholarship. If you want to get a scholarship, make sure you meet the criterion. Besides, you can use the tips given below to increase your chances of qualifying for the award.

Tip 1: Use concrete examples

If you are going to include an abstract in your answer, make sure you use concrete examples for illustrating your point. Actually, the scholarship sponsors are in search of someone who meets their strict criterion. They don’t just rely on unsupported statements.

Tip 2: Make Sure You Are Eligible

Before applying, you should read the directions and requirements carefully to ensure that you are eligible. Remember: your application will be rejected if you are not eligible.

Tip 3: Identify the Goals of The Sponsor

You should try to identify the goals of the sponsor. Do they want the people to show interest in a certain field? Maybe they are looking for some business leaders and researchers for future needs. If you succeed in identifying their goals, we suggest that you emphasis these goals in your application to increase your chances of qualifying for the award.

Tip 4: Follow The Directions

You must follow the directions. In other words, your application should have all what is required. Your application should be complete as an incomplete application is likely to be thrown away. Make sure the application doesn’t have spelling or grammar errors.

Tip 5: Put Together a Great Resume

Make a list of your accomplishments as this will help show your strengths to the reviewers. Aside from this, you provide the writers of the letters of recommendation with a copy of your resume.

Tip 6: Respect all deadlines.

You should set a deadline for yourself, and make sure the deadline is at least a couple of weeks away. You can use this time to review your application to make sure it is free of errors.

All parts of your application should reach the reviewers in time. The important parts include different documents, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation. What you need to do is make sure that the reviews of your application will have enough time to include the necessary things.

Tip 7: Make a Copy

It’s important to make a copy of your packet to serve as a backup. If your application doesn’t reach the office due to some unknown reason, you can reproduce and resend it without any problem.

On each page of your application, your name and social security number should be visible. If your application documents are not identifiable, they may get lost. Therefore, you should take your time and make some copies of all the documents, just to be on the safe side.


Earn A Job Offer Before Graduation

First year college students should already be thinking about the jobs they want when they graduate. That’s because the best job offers are earned when students select their targets early on and spend the next few years doing everything they can to impress the employers that have those jobs.

Of course, some students will not be clear about their career direction during the first year of college. For them, it will take more time and a strong effort to research the possibilities. However, that does not mean that these students should take their time. The sooner they select a general career direction, the sooner they can select a major and begin to develop a plan that will move them closer to their goals in a step by step fashion.

Students should think about the circles of a target. The “bulls eye” is the group of jobs they would consider to the most desirable or ideal. The next circle is made up of related jobs that are also highly desirable. The third circle is made up of jobs that would also be of great interest. The fourth circle would be good jobs that may not be as closely related to their personal preferences. Opportunities outside of the target become less desirable, the further away they get.

With a target, students can develop a plan of activities and performance that is most likely to lead them to the target area. Their plan should include their majors, the courses they choose, their classroom performance, their campus activities, work experiences, community activities and leisure activities. By building a list of accomplishments and experiences in these areas, they will have the components of a strong resumé and some great job-related experiences.

Students without a target and a plan are simply taking their chances with their career outcomes. If they don’t know where they want to go, their chases of going someplace where they don’t want to go will increase dramatically. That’s why students should think about their strengths, capabilities, past performance and the things they enjoy. Using that information, students can research career directions that will utilize their personal characteristics. Since nothing is carved in stone, they can change directions if necessary.

Other things are just as important as grades. Employers love to learn about student performance in their campus activities, part-time and summer jobs and any other ways they can demonstrate their capabilities to get things done well. By participating, leading, succeeding and accomplishing, students set themselves apart and give employers good reasons to want to learn more. This is where the best job offers are earned.

Students who fail to put themselves out there and get involved both on and off campus will seriously limit the number of employers that take an interest in them. Employers prefer candidates who are active, involved and productive. This is a lesson that too many students seem to miss while they are still in college.

Students who ignore this advice and fail to participate, work or volunteer will have little chance of accomplishing the things that the best employers want, need and expect. Since the best job offers are earned from their activities and performance during the sophomore, junior and senior years, no student will earn an exceptional job offer by sitting back and ignoring the expectations of their target employers.

Bob Roth, a former campus recruiter, is the author of five books, including: A Successful Senior Year Job Search Begins In The Freshman Year. Known as The “College & Career Success” Coach, Bob writes articles for College Career Services Offices, Campus Newspapers, Parent Associations and Employment Web Sites. Bob has created The Job Search Preparation Systemâ„¢ for colleges to use to help students find greater success in the job market.