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[Infographic] By Your Bootstraps | Young Upstarts

[Infographic] By Your Bootstraps | Young Upstarts | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Here's an infographic that shows you some of the statistics behind these failures, and also provides some pointers on how you can build your business from ground up:
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Many of those business failures close for a variety of reasons, but surprisingly almost half of them (46%) is down to sheer incompetence, and 11% of them because of the lack of experience in the industry. Much of that is because too many entrepreneurs don’t exactly have a business strategy, and even lack the basics such as a business plan or understanding how to finance one’s business

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Computer Systems Institute | Computer Systems Institute

Computer Systems Institute | Computer Systems Institute | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it

CSI in the Chicago area offers career programs in the computer, medical and business fields. Contact CSI today for more information on these programs.

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Come learn about CSI’s affordable career training programs in healthcare, business, and networking.Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Development, Student Services, and Academics all in one place.Receive a tour of the campus and see all the resources CSI can offer you.

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10 Top Cities for Fast-Growth Companies | Inc.com

Location, location, location. See where this year's Inc. 5000 companies chose to grow their businesses. Slideshow Options Loop Through: Don't loop
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Chicago’s growing startup scene centers largely around 1871, an incubator that’s expected to be home to 350 to 400 startups and venture capital firms by the end of this year. Plus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vowed to double the city's tech sector in the next decade, which gives the city hope to become the tech hub of the future.

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We Honor Robin Williams in This Week’s Best TV | Underwire | WIRED

We Honor Robin Williams in This Week’s Best TV | Underwire | WIRED | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
To encapsulate the life of one of America's most treasured pop culture figures in a series of video clips is impossible, but for this week's best TV round-up we'd like to honor some of Robin Williams' greatest television appearances.
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He was our Genie. He was (Oh, Captain) Our Captain. He was our dream nanny as Mrs. Doubtfire and our fabulous gad dad as Armand Goldman. But before any of those iconic screen roles, Robin Williams, who died Monday, was a comedian. And thanks to the internet, we can at least cull together a thoughtful retrospective for someone who gave the world everything he had.

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The Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World | Visual.ly

The Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World | Visual.ly | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
We've all heard about Google's plans to launch a self-driving car, but perhaps few of us have really gotten to grips with the full implications. Self-
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We've all heard about Google's plans to launch a self-driving car, but perhaps few of us have really gotten to grips with the full implications. Self-Driving Cars will change our entire infrastructure... - See more at: http://visual.ly/amazing-ways-google-car-will-change-world#sthash.0yGuJ97O.dpuf

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Chicago Native Robin Williams Recalled ‘Good Times’ Growing Up Here - CBS Chicago

Chicago Native Robin Williams Recalled ‘Good Times’ Growing Up Here - CBS Chicago | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
In a September 2013 interview with CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez, Williams briefly reflected on his Chicago roots, saying,
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Williams was born in Chicago in 1951 and spent some of his boyhood on the North Shore before relocating to Michigan. He attended Julliard before launching his entertainment career. Known originally as a standup comedian, Williams won an Oscar for his dramatic supporting role in the 1997 hit “Good Will Hunting.” His wide-ranging film credits include “The World According to Garp” (1982), “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), “Dead Poet’s Society” (1989) and “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993). He was the voice of the Genie in the Disney animated feature “Aladdin” in 1992

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Know the Questions Students, Parents Should Ask During College Tours - US News

Know the Questions Students, Parents Should Ask During College Tours - US News | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Make sure to get answers to important questions about academics and campus life.
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Ask thoughtful questions about academics:  Prospective students should inquire about how the academic experience is structured at the school. Ask about things like average class sizes and who teaches the majority of freshman courses, as it may be professors or teaching assistants.

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6 Steps Corporate America Must Take To Achieve Gender Parity

6 Steps Corporate America Must Take To Achieve Gender Parity | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Gender parity in corporate America won't just fall in our laps. Concrete, measurable steps need to be taken. Here are six.
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As a rarefied female CEO, I know this all too well, yet it took my being invited to the World Economic Forum for me to stop and think about the issue. It was eye opening. With women delegates representing less than 15% at the meeting, I realized there is a lot of work to be done to reach equality in business, and that is why I helped found the Women’s Leadership Network at my company, Ketchum.

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An Insider's Guide to Chicago's August Street Festivals - ChooseChicago.com

An Insider's Guide to Chicago's August Street Festivals - ChooseChicago.com | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
With Lollapalooza out of the way, you might be thinking that all of the outdoor music fun for the month is over. Not true. In addition to the national
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Using Networking to Get Ahead

Using Networking to Get Ahead | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, social networking means catching up with the latest trends and keeping in touch with friends and family. But you can use those same networks to advance your career.
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Okay: So you’ve built up a Rolodex of professional contacts across multiple social media channels; you fire off regular status updates, and you have a brand new portfolio site, with an up-to-date copy of your résumé and some examples of your most recent work.

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High School Students | Career Training Schools | CSINow.edu | Computer Systems Institute

High School Students | Career Training Schools | CSINow.edu | Computer Systems Institute | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Are you a recent high school graduate and unsure of what career path to take? Check out CSI College & see if one of our vocational schools is right for you!
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Many young adults just like you consider putting off their education because they just do not know what they want to do "after high school." CSI provides you with surveys and other resources to help you choose whether a career in health care, business or information technology may be right for you. These careers are in-demand and we can assist in matching your natural talents and interests with a career that will give you so much more than a paycheck. it can give you career satisfaction.

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Lollapalooza 2014 Day Two in Photos - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Lollapalooza 2014 Day Two in Photos - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Lollapalooza 2014
Outkast and Foster the People were two of the main acts playing Lollapalooza's second day.
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The Hardest Roles to Hire For

The Hardest Roles to Hire For | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
The skills gap is real, at least in some industries.
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Into this debate comes a new report from Brookings that aims to get past discussion at the aggregate level, to determine where there are or are not skills shortages. Using U.S. job opening data collected by the firm Burning Glass, it argues persuasively that there are very real skills shortages in certain fields, namely computers and health care.

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Three Reasons to Consider a Career as a Medical Assistant

Three Reasons to Consider a Career as a Medical Assistant | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Medical assistants perform clinical and administrative tasks while working with physicians in clinics and offices. Learn the 3 reasons to consider a career as a Medical Assistant.
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical assistants are expected to increase 29% between 2012 and 2022. That contrasts with an average 11% growth rate for all job categories. Growth in the medical assisting field is being driven by factors including:

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How to Be Happy at Home and Fulfilled at Work

How to Be Happy at Home and Fulfilled at Work | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Do what you’re good at. Using your “signature strengths” — those qualities you are uniquely best at, the talents that set you apart from others…
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Americans also gain a boost in positive emotions the more they use their strengths. The more hours per day adults believe they use their strengths, the more likely they are to report having ample energy, feeling well-rested, being happy, smiling or laughing a lot, learning something interesting, and being treated with respect.

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Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education

Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
America's two million female veterans are looking toward the future, and many are improving their employment opportunities by enrolling in courses. What issues do women veterans confront when they return to school?...
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In spite of these potential obstacles, the vast majority of women veterans I spoke with said they had few problems easing into college. Stanley says that women veterans have one important advantage: they've already been successful in challenging environments. "They've taken risks and they know themselves pretty well," she says. "Furthermore, they've worked in teams and know how to get along with others."

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Health, PC checkup at Spring Hill Mall

Health, PC checkup at Spring Hill Mall | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Computer Systems Institute is holding a three-day health fair at the Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, where students and staff will be providing free health checkups for people and their personal computers. Students enrolled in the CSI health track will offer shoppers free blood pressure and glucose screenings, while those enrolled in the IT track will be offering free PC checkups and diagnostics. The clinic started Friday and will continue through Sunday.
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Computer Systems Institute in Elgin is holding a three-day fair at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, where students and staff members are providing free health checkups for people and their personal computers.

Students enrolled in CSI's health program are offering shoppers free blood pressure and glucose screenings, while students enrolled in the IT program will be offering free PC checkups and diagnostics.

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Why A Chicago Team Has Become The Little League World Series' Biggest Story

Why A Chicago Team Has Become The Little League World Series' Biggest Story | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
On Saturday, Jackie Robinson West of Chicago beat New Albany, Ind., 12-7 in Indianapolis to advance as the Great Lakes region representative to the Little League World Series. Since Jackie Robinson West's last Little League World Series appearance, in 1983, one thing in baseball has changed appreciably -- African-American representation [...]
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Like many neighborhoods and suburbs on Chicago’s south side, a lot of the people who now live in Washington Heights are people who grew up in Washington Heights. (My Oak Lawn is that way — my wife and I moved all over the country and ended up a mile from her childhood home. Like south siders say, they always come back.) Washington Heights is nearly 100 percent black. However, not all urban neighborhoods are created unequal. Washington Heights is a stable, working- to middle-class area where the likes of a Bill Haley are around and available.

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Office space, the final frontier

Office space, the final frontier | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Chicago's growing tech sector is transforming entire neighborhoods and breathing new life into some of the city's oldest buildings. In this special report, Crain's takes a closer look at the trend.
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Tech leases have been a life preserver for landlords struggling as law firms and other space-eaters have retrenched in recent years. And while other industries cut employment, the expanding ranks of young, highly paid tech workers brought dollars and evening-hours vitality to downtown, helping cushion the impact of a prolonged recession.

Like the South of Market area in San Francisco, where techies flocked to rehabbed warehouses, Chicago's River North neighborhood has changed from gritty to glitzy.

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City of Chicago :: Millennium Park Summer Film Series

City of Chicago :: Millennium Park Summer Film Series | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Millennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series, Tuesdays, June 24–August 26 at 6:30pm. Chicagoans and visitors are invited to take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or enjoy the show from the Great Lawn.
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Millennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series, Tuesdays, June 24–August 26 at 6:30pm. Chicagoans and visitors are invited to take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or enjoy the show from the Great Lawn.

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How to Save Money While at College - US News

How to Save Money While at College - US News | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Some costs of college life are negotiable.
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Some off-campus housing options might beat out the going rate of dorms at your school, especially if you’re willing to live with roommates. Before committing to a lease, be sure to consider the additional costs of off-campus living, including utilities, Internet, additional transportation and possibly a 12 month lease rather than a 9 month one.

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Don’t Neglect Your Job Search in the Dog Days of Summer - Career Attraction

For some people, summer means taking time off. Do the exact opposite for your career if you want your job search to succeed.
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You wouldn’t plan your vacation without a destination in mind and at least a rough plan of how you’re going to get there. Your job search deserves at least that much attention — if not more. It’s hard to get where you want to be without a clear sense of where you’re going, so create and follow a specific job search plan. (Click here to tweet this thought.)

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Colleges Versus Their Dropouts: Who Comes Out On Top?

Colleges Versus Their Dropouts: Who Comes Out On Top? | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Most people believe that the road to success lies at the end of the commencement stage. True, but some of the most powerful and successful people in the world have found their path to success along a different route. Find out what Bill Gates, Lady Gaga and Palmer Luckey have in common.
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Is a college degree worth your time? The short answer is yes. While success stories like that of Gates, Gaga and Williams present cases of appealing and rewarding routes to tremendous wealth and celebrity, the hard truth is that the vast majority of students who drop out or choose to not attend college fare worse in career success than students with degrees. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, college grads earn an average of $20,000 more than those with a high school education when both groups are several years into their careers.

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Directionless Socket Design Solves Plug-in-the-Dark Problem

Directionless Socket Design Solves Plug-in-the-Dark Problem | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Ever try to plug something in behind the couch or in an unlit room (say, for instance, a lamp needed to light that room)? The directionality of plugs may be their biggest everyday drawback. Thus the Donut, with its continuous circular slot so that (at least in countries employing such shapes) yo ...
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No more worrying about up, down, or upside-down, nor bent prongs and jammed hands or (un)fun with flashlight acrobatics.

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How This Mother Refused To Be Merely A 'Statistic'

How This Mother Refused To Be Merely A 'Statistic' | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
To her 200,000+ international social media followers, Alexandra Elle (as Alexandra Smith is more commonly known) is the face of pure bliss.

On any given day, her Instagram feed showcases her 6-year-old daughter Charleigh’s (pronounced C...
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While her intuition and family tugged her in the opposite direction, the father of her child ultimately convinced her to go through with the pregnancy. Even with the psychological toll her pregnancy took on her, Alexandra was able to transition smoothly into her new role as a mother—Charleigh’s peaceful demeanor definitely helped, she says. Integrating her new lifestyle with her friends', however, wasn’t as easy.

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Practical Training

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If you are an F student, you have the option of working in the United States by engaging in practical training during your program or after it ends. Practical training can provide valuable work experience by sharpening and adding to the skills you are learning in school. There are two types of practical training available for F-1 students: curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT).

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