Every week we gather some interesting content and share it with you all on our “Best of the Web” blog series. If you’ve found any content you think we should feature, feel free to let us know in the comments section below, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Revenge of the Nerds!
Many of you will be starting new schools, colleges or universities this coming September. I’m sure you’ve all given many inspirational welcoming speeches but none of them will top this one given by a student at Georgia Tech:
Shakespearean Dating Tips
For many students the prospect of studying Shakespeare fills them with dread. If this sounds familiar then you should check out this video. Studying Shakespeare can help with your love life, don’t you know?
Martin Luther King: 50 Years Later
This week marked the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s infamous “I have a Dream” speech. We marked the occasion with this fantastic Mind Map outlining his life from his early upbringing, his studies and his inspirational moments. Dr. King’s mark is still imprinted on the lives of many to this day which is why so many remembered him this week.
Continuing with this theme, we discovered a story about a teacher who segregates her class based on their eye colour to teach them a valuable lesson about racism. Watch the intriguing results here.
Rise of Starting Salaries in US
It seems that college graduates in the United States are experiencing an upswing in starting salary, according to the National Association of College & Employers’ (NACE) 2013 salary report. Currently, starting salaries provide college graduates, in select disciplines, an average of $45,000 per year – a 5.3% increase from 2012.
Despite this upswing, however, there’s still a 7.5% unemployment rate amongst BA graduates who are having difficulty finding employment post-college with their chosen discipline.
This infographic was brought to you by Open Colleges.