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THERE IS A LIFE AFTER COLLEGE V5
Transcript of THERE IS A LIFE AFTER COLLEGE V5
Pivot to Solutions
“This generation is not as comfortable with figuring out what to do.”
MY FIRST JOB INTERVIEW
"Excelling at any job is about doing the things you weren’t asked to do."
Establish the Problem
“They’re seniors and they don’t know how to navigate the institution.”
TEENAGERS WITH JOBS DURING SCHOOL
WORK WORLD OF TOMORROW
Nearly 50% of recent college graduates are
COLLEGE GRADUATES' UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE
The average wage of workers with a bachelor’s degree has declined 10 percent since 2000.
WHY ARE SO MANY GRADUATES STRUGGLING TO LAUNCH?
working, volunteering, student clubs
socializing & other
PROBABILITY OF WORKING IN AN UNSKILLED OCCUPATION
36 percent of students failed to show any improvement in their
FIELD OF STUDY
Experience far more important
Academics far more important
RELATIVE BALANCE OF EXPERIENCE VS ACADEMICS
First Year Seminars
25% of Employers place less value on a bachelor's degree than they did five years ago
Community based learning
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?
“People know how to take a course, but they need to learn how to learn.”
Learn from Failure
Be Curious & a Learner for Life
THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNSHIPS
DO INTERNSHIPS LEAD TO JOBS?
BOUNDARY CROSSING COMPETENCIES
DEEP IN AT LEAST ONE DISCIPLINE
DEEP IN AT LEAST ONE SYSTEM
How do companies hire today?
“The prevailing system of hiring and management in this country involves a level of dysfunction that should be inconceivable in an economy as sophisticated as ours.”
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Do athletes out-perform non-athletes?
Does evidence of accomplishment in music matter?
Foreign language competency?
“This is a generation that has been ‘syllabused’ through their lives. Decisions were made for them so we’re less likely to find somone who can pull the trigger and make a decision.”
vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise
head of global learning at Xerox