Getting a silicon valley job is a dream job for many college grads who want to work at Apple, Google or Facebook. But a public university education is just as good (or better) than a private university, based on research in a recent report by (HiringSolved). Here are the 10 top universities for Silicon Valley Jobs. The results will surprise you.
There are so many stock choices available to investors, sometimes it can seem impossible to know where to put your money so that it will grow faster than treasuries. Here are 2 hot stock plays that are just to good to ignore. They are in fast growing sectors of the economy and seem likely to do well.
Payment technology is hot right now ! Square has a market cap of ($8.05 billion), and since January the stock is up 45%.
Nvidia makes personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing units (GPU). This technology is hot right now with the rise of self-driving car technology and gaming. The stock has a market cap of ($61.51 billion), and the stock is up 192% in the last year.
The Unicorn Frappuccino by Starbucks has sent the internet ablaze with it’s colorful mix of sugar and syrup; made with a dusting of pink powder blended into mango creme Frappucinno and mixed with a sour powder. The Unicorn even changes color while you drink it!
Happy Hour: Time to Try?
Until 14th May Starbucks is having a half- priced, Frappuccino happy hour between 3-6pm. I don’t know about you but I want to try their latest wild concotion, the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, a layered drink made with extra-dark cocoa, mint sugar crystals, and whipped cream. Here’s a pic !
Warning:this article contains stereotypes of university students which may be offensive to people who can’t make fun of their own educational privilege.
Getting accepted into a ivy league college is quite the achievement. Ivy league schools have a admittance rate between 5-10%, so they are exclusive! To get accepted you need to fit one of the following three types of ivy league students:
Family name and wealth beyond the reach of most people. Trust fund millionaires.
The Geek is usually a high achiever that has grown up being the smartest kid in the room. The Harvard average HS GPA is 4.17.
The athlete excels at one particular sport, which makes them the envy of everybody on the track and field.
If you want to change the world, first learn from people who already have… Here are 10 Ivy League Alumni that changed the world! Our list covers a range of different positions : inventors, scientist, politicians, business leaders, & aviator. Each person has changed the world and history in their own way!
John F. Kennedy
Became President in 1960. Leader during the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’, Kennedy’s life was cut short when he was assassinated (1963) in Texas.
* Famous quote:
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Alma mater: Harvard University
2. Jeff Bezos
Bezos is about to become the richest person in the world (in a race with Bill Gates) and the first Trillionaire ! It all started selling books on the internet with a company called AMAZON. Today the market cap of Amazon is $445.28 Billion.
*Famous Quote: “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
Alma mater: Princeton University
3. Amelia Earhart
Earhart was the first female pilot to fly over the the Atlantic in 1937. Mysteriously disappeared on a world flight attempt.
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Alma mater: Columbia * Dropped out in 1919 after one year of medical studies
Served as the 2nd US President. Adams played a leading role in persuading congress to declare independence.
” Liberty cannotbe preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
Alma mater: Harvard University
Musk is changing the world with space exploration, transport and energy solutions. He is the founder of Tesla!
*Famous Quote; “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”
Alma mater: UPENN, Stanford
An inventor, Whitney is famous for inventing the ‘Cotton Gin’ which was an important invention for starting the industrial revolution in the South.
Alma mater: Yale
Became the 26th President of the US. A supporter of the Progressive Era, Roosevelt regulated railroads and started construction on the Panama Canal. Won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the end of a war.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia Law School
The 28th President of the US. Leader during WW1, signed the Treaty of Versailles, & championed the League of Nations. Wilson suffered from bad strokes while still in the white house.
” I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”
Alma mater: Princeton University, John Hopkins University
You Probably Didn’t Know This About Your School! 10 Weird Ivy League Facts…
1) It is a tradition to throw toast on the field during all football games played at home. This tradition dates back to prohibition when the school banned alcohol. The school fight song, “Here’s a toast to dear old Penn,” was taken a bit more literally back then.
2) The first general-purpose electronic computer was born in 1946 at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
3) Donald Trump, Tory Burch, Noam Chomsky, John Legend, and the current president of Harvard are all Penn Alumni.
1) In Autumn freshman and sophomores compete in Cane Spree, where a student from each year will grapple for control of a cane. The purpose of this strange tradition comes from an event in 1870 where sophomores took all of the freshmans fancy canes and beat them with them.
2) Almost half of renters in Princeton pay over 30% of their monthly salary on housing costs.
3) Intellectuals that researched at or attended Princeton include Albert Einstein, John F. Nash, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1) The first Chinese graduate of a Western institution came to Yale in 1850.
2) Yale’s library contains over 15 million volumes of work.
3) In 2014, Yale accepted the lowest number of applicants out of all the Ivy League Universities at 6.26%.
1) The Annmary Brown Library is actually a tomb for Rush Hawkins and Annmary Brown Hawkins (well the Library does look like a tomb right?). Every year on March 9th the tomb is decorated with flowers to commemorate Annmary Brown’s birthday.
2) There’s a rumor that a girl who steps on the imprinted seal on the stairs at pembroke campus will get pregnant while at brown.
1) There are six students for every member of faculty on campus. One of the lowest student/teacher ratios in the United States.
2) Columbia was originally known as King’s College after its founder, King George II of England.
3) The country’s oldest student-run gay rights group was founded at Columbia in 1966.
1) More than 50% of Dartmouth students participate in study abroad programs. Of this, 25% go to the great land of North Korea to play basketball with Kim Jung-un and Dennis Rodman.
2) Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was a member of the Dartmouth class of 1925. He was busted for illegal drinking and had to adopt the Seuss pen name to continue working on his humor magazine.
3) Dartmouth does not have an official mascot, but does have an anthropomorphic beer keg that has become a big part of their culture. See:
1) In his dorm room at Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt kept a small collection of pets that including lobsters, snakes, and a tortoise.
2) While not having the lowest acceptance rate out of the Ivy Leagues, Harvard did have the lowest total number of students accepted. 2,023 people were accepted to follow John Harvard the Pilgrim (quite possibly the most boring university mascot), into their educations futures.
3) Harvard has the largest financial endowment of any education institution in the world. At $36.4 billion dollars, the endowment is worth more than half the worlds economies.
1) Students celebrate Dragon Day every year in March. Architecture students build a dragon and then the entire school sets it on fire.
2) Cornell students play human chess.
3) The amount of time spent involved in the above activity is inversely proportional to the amount of time you can expect to have a female next to you.
Is student debt spiralling out of control? Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion in 2016, the 18th consecutive year Americans’ education debt grew, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Almost one-quarter of student debtors whose bills have come due are in default or 90 days late on their monthly bills. Delinquencies have remained stubbornly high, despite attempts by the former Obama administration to make loan payments more affordable.