Juan

  • When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will

    By Anemona Hartocollis

    It is likely that most of us while in college consider taking an internship as an opportunity to gain some valuable experience in a f […]

    • An essential piece of the pre-career planning — employers ought to pay, but outside of some financial services companies and enlightened media companies, few do!

  • My First Job

    By Juan Valencia

    Before coming to the US I had lots of jobs: stuffing shelves at a supermarket, making copies at my university, and exterminating bugs. The latter was undoubtedly the most […]

  • Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life

    By Erik Gleibermann

    I remember a time in a writing workshop I was taking as part of my undergraduate coursework when my professor pulled me […]

  • Challenges Faced by International Students in the US

    By Juan Valencia

    I arrived in New York City 16 years ago with a student visa, big hopes and 100 hundred dollars in my pocket. I came as an English as […]

  • Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

    By Aaron E. Carroll

    The New York Times

    Oct. 6,2017

    Mr. Carroll begins his article by highlighting the fact that the “United States health care system has m […]

    • I’ve had a lot of firsthand observation here, both as a physician family and also seeing what happens to CUNY graduates who go to foreign countries for medical training. While that is all anecdotal, I hear that the foreign trained docs are generally indistinguishable from American-trained docs, and that (as you point out), the foreign trained docs often enter those specialities where the need is so very pressing.

      Kind of crazy that we have serious doctor shortages when so many capable folks are ready to serve. Then again, it’s also crazy that medical school costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    Rethinking College Admissions
    By Frank Bruni
    Jan. 19, 2016
    The New York Times

    Mr. Bruni begins his article by reminding us that something has to be done in the way that elite colleges handle the […]