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Life After College (Selingo+Baldwin) V4

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Transcript of Life After College (Selingo+Baldwin) V4

workplace of old
this pathway was
never
designed to serve
18 million students
@jselingo
@jselingo
wide open
not well
marked
difficult to
navigate
unfamiliar situations
students
parents
counselors
designed to
educate
a
small number
of people
.
apprenticeships

trained
people for jobs.
18th century higher education system
no longer cuts it
curiosity
creativity
digital awareness
contextual thinking
humility
top 5 skills
in job postings
communication/writing
organizational skills
planning/detailed-oriented
the only hard skill
customer service/problem-solving
What’s the
assignment?

Do we need to
work in teams
?

How
do we pick teams?

When
do we need to
finish
?

How
will we be
graded
?



jump right in
press pause
take their time
35%
32%
2/3
of young adults

struggle

to launch into a career
33%
33%
32%
43%
43%
of
Sprinters
had
less than

$10,000
worth of debt at commencement
—far short of the

$37,000

average debt of the

Class of 2016.
79%
47%
24%
had at
least one internship
in college
employers want a degree
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
in 1991,
40%

of teenagers had some sort of job while in school. Today, just
20%

do.
1991
2016
new learning economy
I had to
reinvent
myself, and so will today’s college graduates, many times, throughout their career.

Graduates can also learn how to
navigate
this 21st Century economy.

but
NOT

impossible
3 factors

define their years after high school
1/3
50%
In
3 out of every 4
job ads,
just 25 skills
appeared
Those in their
20s
make up the largest

share
(12 million)
of the 31 million
adults in the U.S. who left college
without a degree.
There was a time when
50 employers
came to recruit for interns.
Now we have 180.
Pat Rose
, the director of Penn’s career center
Nearly
70%

of high-school graduates go to college
three months later
. But only about


50%

graduate in
four years.
one-third

of students had no
no learning gains
in college
academically adrift
40%

of college seniors
fail to graduate
with the
complex reasoning skills
needed in today's workspace

collegiate learning exam
only
about half

of college seniors
on campuses nationwide say they
talk often with a faculty member
about their career plans
national survey of student engagement
40%
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