Are you an adjunct with student debt? Contact reporter

abj story screenshotIf you are adjunct faculty with an advanced degree and student debt who is unable to find a full-time teaching position in your field, contact Akron Beacon Journal higher education reporter Carol Biliczky to share your story.

She is adding a local take on the current $1.1 trillion student debt crisis and welcomes readers’ stories.

Adjunct faculty across the state can add compelling angles to that story, since Biliczky wants to hear from those who have degrees and debt but are unable to find work. Adjuncts, many of whom are unable to find the full-time faculty jobs for which their degrees qualify them, fit that category.

Biliczky’s first installment on the series, “State lawmaker waits tables, helps with plumbing to pay off student loans,” about a student who ran up $80K in debt while attending the University of Akron and Malone College, ran in the Oct. 6 issue of the daily paper.

In future stories, she will pursue these ideas:

  • Courses of study most likely to result in high-paying jobs that make debt affordable.
  • People who have debt and degrees and are unable to find work.
  • People with debt who quit attending college before obtaining a degree.
  • Parents or relatives who have large debt from financing education for family.

Contact Biliczky at cbiliczky@thebeaconjournal.com or at 330-996-3729.

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