Here’s what you missed on the SALT Blog if you spent the past week hermetically sealed in preparation for our CollegeFest money booth over the weekend.
- It was a big farewell week for Intern Mike Restiano. In anticipation for his year abroad in Oxford, Mike found 5 study abroad essentials for under $5—and our community chipped in with advice on what not to pack for school.
- Mike was ready to leave because we made him do math this past week, calculating just how much someone could save with off-campus housing. We also made him reflect on his time here, Internview-style.
- On the plus side, Mike did get something out of his final Mike Meets: a sweater about The Great Gatsby. (Introducing him to that site may have been a mistake.)
- Diane Melville had community college transfer on her mind, as she told us why it’s college’s best-kept secret and outlined 3 rules for transferring to an Ivy League school.
- The SALT Blog made its way into the retail space, with a brand-new anonymous hiring manager telling us what he/she looks for in new employees. (Hint: Not jerks.)
- Bridget Casey stopped in to tell us know why you shouldn’t compare your saving—or your spending—with your friends’ habits.
- Rainn Wilson helped us understand why Facebook could be dangerous to our job prospects. And it’s not because there’s no place to list your martial arts training.
- In more serious career news, Amanda Abella highlighted what new grads entering the workforce should say when asked the dreaded question, “What is your least acceptable salary?”
- And, finally, we tapped into our inner-entrepreneur to find 5 projects on Kickstarter to get your money-making imagination moving.
What was your favorite post from week 12 on the SALT Blog? Let us know in the comments.