Nathan Brunner

I am a mathematician, and I care about employment opportunities for everyone. Since all employment sites promote the same high-marketing budget jobs, some candidates end up applying to hundreds of jobs before getting a positive reply. To solve this, I have built a search engine (salarship.com) where less-skilled candidates can find accessible employment opportunities. Through my other venture (hireatscale.com) I also help gig economy companies hire on-demand workers at scale for jobs such as babysitting, dog walking, delivery driving, tutoring, etc.

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Data: How Students Pay for Graduate School

Several programs can support graduate education. In a survey conducted on U.S. doctorate recipients, doctorate respondents shared their primary source of financial support in graduate school. These were teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, own resources, employer, and others.  In this article, we will discuss each of these financial sources for graduate studies funding.Find Your Next …

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Data: How Many Years Does It Take to Complete a Ph.D.?

We have gathered data from 52 universities to determine how long it takes to complete a doctoral degree (see methodology below). According to the data gathered, the average minimum time to complete a Ph.D. program is 3.1 years! However, do not jump to conclusions too quickly. Most Ph.D. students take longer than the minimum time …

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The Different Types of Colleges and Universities

Finishing your secondary education puts you in somewhat a stalemate. For starters, you have to choose whether you want to pursue college or get a job and start life as it is.  If you fancy the former, you have to think about the courses you’ll take and where you’ll take them. Going to the proper …

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Pass by Catastrophe: Reality or Myth?

Have you ever heard of the academic urban legend called “pass by catastrophe”? “Pass by catastrophe” is a myth in which a catastrophic event occurs during the exam session of a school: a fire, an earthquake, etc. The myth states that in such conditions, the students taking the exams would automatically be awarded passing grades. …

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How to Answer “Why Should You Be Hired for This Internship?”

An internship is a gateway to the professional world. That’s the reason why most universities require you to complete at least 240 hours of internship work.  But here’s the thing. Your university won’t be spoon-feeding you an internship; you have to apply for it yourself. If you’re an undergraduate, this can be pretty challenging. Likely, you …

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What Is an Internship?

An internship is a position wherein an undergraduate or trainee will work for an organization — usually without pay — to gain on-the-job experience for a certain amount of time. Internships are also part of the hiring process by several high-paying companies as a prerequisite for their candidates. They only hire from their pool of …

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Should College Athletes Be Paid: Pros and Cons

Have you heard of the salary controversy regarding college athletes? The issue is that college sports are not just about athletes competing against each other anymore. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, and third-party businesses outside the educational institution’s scope are involved. While the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) earns billions in revenue, it prohibits athletes from …

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Should College Be Free: Pros and Cons

Did you know that there is free college education in 25 countries and at least 20 U.S. schools and universities? However, tuition-free college is still debated on the federal level, and the question remains on the table. So, what are the arguments for and against tuition-free college? Here’s a list of the weightiest arguments and …

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Why Do So Many Students Hate School?

If you ever thought about hating school and all its dramas, endless class requirements, and examinations that don’t make any sense, you’re not alone.  Hating school is the norm. 73% of students say that they do not like school (source)!  But have you ever thought why?   Why do students dislike the idea of learning in …

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What Is a Postdoc?

After finishing your Ph.D., you might be under the impression that things are finally over, right? Well, for formal studies where you have to pass exams and defend your research, then absolutely! However, studies pertaining to your growth and contribution to science and society, then that’s where this fancy word comes in — postdoc or …

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