Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A survey out Tuesday found that 41% of college graduates from the last two years are stuck in jobs that don't require a degree.
Now this may be a first for a major US publication: "The lack of job options in their chosen fields are weighing grads down, as nearly half of the recent graduates believe they would fare better in the job market if they'd pursued a different major."
So you have gone deep in debt (say $100,000) and now have a degree in puppetry or sociology - and you are surprised that there is no job waiting for you in your "major."
Time to save your money and get "real."
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Good for Professor Galloway as he explains how college fits into the real world.
"Getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills relevant, navigating the politics of an organization, finding a live/work balance...these are all really hard, xxxx. In contrast, respecting institutions, having manners, demonstrating a level of humility...these are all (relatively) easy. Get the easy stuff right xxxx. In and of themselves they will not make you successful. However, not possessing them will hold you back and you will not achieve your potential which, by virtue of you being admitted to Stern, you must have in spades. It's not too late xxxx...
Monday, April 15, 2013
Imagine a world in which the only way out of the ghetto is via basketball, baseball, soccer or science. And then compare this to another town (somewhere in the world - although probably in China or India) where success is measured based on your math and science test scores, We know that most of these students will not make the NBA All Star game nor win a Nobel prize. But how about all the others (the mere mortals) - those that don't win the grand prize. How would you handicap the chances of the "hopeful" but unsuccessful NBA prospect versus the biologist that didn't win a Nobel prize?
Monday, April 1, 2013
UnCollege is changing the notion that going to college is the only path to success.