Patrick Martin

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What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

<i>Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist</i><p>Move-in morning was clear and crisp. My parents and I piled my mounds of things into the car and drove the laughably short distance across the highways and bridges to my new home in New York City. I'd made this drive countless times before, …

What Degrees Are Actually Worth the Cost of College? | The Takeaway | WNYC

Five years ago, petroleum engineering majors had it made. Then fracking tapered off. Which degrees hold perennial value, and is community college the …

Is taking a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

Is there value in a "gap year" after high school?<p>That's the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university to consider his options.<p>"I just had no idea," the 21-year-old student said of his post-secondary …

5 Tips for Running a Small Business From Anywhere

If you’re an entrepreneur operating a virtual small business, having a location-independent lifestyle sounds good, but it takes a certain level of …

Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills

Skagit Valley College, which, like other community colleges, has graduates of four-year universities among its students. Photo: Skagit Valley …

For-profit grads don’t land more job interviews

Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public …

Top Reasons to Take a Gap Year

My second child just left home. She didn't run away, she just graduated from high school. But, she's gone, like many other college freshmen. However, unlike many of her college bound peers, she is headed many miles away from campus. She deferred her college acceptance and has embarked on a gap …

How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was a 1954 Ford coupe.<p>Like many men on campus, I had a love affair with my car that might have rivaled those with co-eds. And though a Ford coupe was not prime muscle car material, I spent hours and all my money trying to convert it …

Top 10 American Road Trips

Road trips have long remained a classic American pastime, and we certainly don’t see these popular driving adventures going out of style anytime soon. That’s because there’s no better way to experience the charming waterfront towns, stunning vistas and rugged cliffs that dot America’s varied …

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US Farmers Face Difficult Challenge: Finding A New Generation To Take Over Their Land

Every year, Beverly Pounds raises 12,000 turkeys for the holiday season. She runs Pounds’ Turkey Farm in the small town of Leechburg, Pennsylvania, …