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Questions for Colleges
10 Exchange Place, 26th Floor
Jersey City, NJ
DescriptionMy name is Brooke Allen and last year a college senior and I launched a website called Questions for Colleges (http://www.Q4Colleges.com). Our goal is to turn the tables and get the people who teach at and run colleges to answer meaningful questions that applicants, students, parents, and alumni have; questions that speak to character development and critical thinking - especially as it applies to the role of higher education.
Later this fall we want to take on a few interns, and rather than create a program and then hunt for applicants we thought we'd start by finding people who care about what we are doing and then decide what kind of internship would make sense for them.
ResponsibilitiesYour responsibilities will be defined by you with our guidance.
We are not going to pay interns because, frankly, we have no money and no plans to make money anytime soon. We are doing this work for free ourselves because it needs to be done and because we are learning so much and meeting wonderful people along the way. Because we won't be paying you either it is important that we stay within the spirit and letter of the law which says that if you to not receive the minimum wage then the experience must be primarily an educational one. That is why we want to make sure you are part of the process of designing your own internship - so that you know in advance what you are getting into because you helped define it. See: http://www.noshortageofwork.com/pages/2286
RequirementsIf you are one of the following:
• A Student (College or High School)
• or just an Interesting Person
Then we are interested in you if you are interested in any of the following:
• Social Media
• Graphic Arts
This last topic is of special interest, and if you really don't know anything about it then you may be just the person we are looking for because gamification is something we all plan on learning about and doing together.
Gamification is the application of game-like elements to problems with the intention of making an experience more fun or compelling. We want to explore contests, challenges, social networked games, and other approaches to help Q4Colleges.com encourage students and parents to ask probing questions of college faculty and administrations.
There is a FREE 6-week course on gamification run by the University of Pennsylvania that has just begun, and which you can still sign up for by September 5. (Amazingly, over 70,000 people world-wide are taking this course simultaneously.) You can find out more and sign up to join us here:
You might also enjoy an interview I did with a noted expert on how one can "gamify" the job search to make it more fun. See: http://www.noshortageofwork.com/pages/3159
And you might enjoy this interview about how to bring game design principles to all aspects of your life to make it more pleasurable: http://www.noshortageofwork.com/pages/2899
If you think you are interested in joining us soon in some capacity (full-time, part-time, in person in the NYC area, or remotely) then please write so we can begin discussions.