Careers and Education Spring 2013

CAREERS AND ED: She's got it

Browntourage builds a new network for the Bay's young, hot, and conscious

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STREET SEEN Anti-racist club kids, virulently feminist East Bay rap fans, those who dig spangled Iranian mini-dresses as much as striped referee shirts and A$AP Rocky-inspired sportswear looks, add Browntourage to your late night Tumblr hole.

The 20-something duo behind the site and virtual gallery Konversation, Hawa Arsala and Tonia Beglari, parse trends like pros.Read more »

CAREERS AND ED: 5 fun classes

Learn to quilt, strike a pose in a museum, or indulge your inner Francophone

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QUILTMAKING

Develop or improve your skills in sewing, patchwork, and quilting at this non-credit class at City College of San Francisco that students are welcome to join at any point in the semester, regardless of skill level. Beginning students will construct a sampler quilt, intermediate or advanced students will work on individually designed projects. Non-credit CCSF classes are tuition-free, but students are expected to bring the required materials, so email the instructor in advance to come prepared.Read more »

CAREERS AND ED: Learn to eat

5 classes that teach you to fork and swallow the right way

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CAREERS AND ED: Bend over, boardroom

Beatrice Stonebanks wants to teach you how to be a corporate dominatrix

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CAREERS AND ED All too often in the workplace, women fight to hide their sexuality. In Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, the controversial feminist-treatise-of-the-moment on combating sexism in the corporate world, Sandberg references a tech worker who goes so far as to remove her earrings before coming to work, so fervently does the employee wish to minimize her gender lest it distract her male cohorts.Read more »

CAREERS AND ED: Top 10 careers

Your best bets for making money and getting a job

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CAREERS AND ED "Looking into the future is difficult" says Larry Bliss, the director of academic advising and career education at California State University's East Bay campus. "Ten years ago, would we have been very supportive of a student who said that she wanted to make a career out of designing web pages for businesses? I think not. But today, that's a pretty handsomely paid job."

The best advice Bliss tells the Guardian he can offer to college students is to pick a major they like and think about the transferable skills that each course of study will impart.Read more »