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THERE IS A LIFE AFTER COLLEGE R1

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How Employees Hire
"Excelling at any job is about doing the things you weren’t asked to do."
Struggling to Launch
PARENTS
TEACHERS
COUNSELORS
“They’re seniors and they don’t know how to navigate the institution.”
Nearly 50% of recent college graduates are underemployed
Reach Median Income
WHY ARE SO MANY GRADUATES STRUGGLING TO LAUNCH?
TEST PERFORMERS
After 4 years, 1/3 failed to show any improvement in:
WRITING
COMPLEX
REASONING
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
CLA PERFORMANCE
College Selectivity
10%
16%
10%
16%
FIELD OF STUDY
Engineering,
Computer Science
17%
Education,
Social Work,
Health
Business
Social Science,
Humanties
Communications,
Other
Academics far more important
22%
Writing Intensive
Capstone Courses
First Year Seminars
Collaborative
16%
14%
Science,
Math
12%
11%
4%
25% of employers place less value on a bachelor's degree than they did five years ago
Assignments
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?
JOB LISTINGS
Communication Skills
Organizational Skills
Writing
Customer Service
Microsoft Excel
WANDERERS
STRAGGLERS
THERE
IS
LIFE

AFTER COLLEGE

15 week
“People know how to take a course, but they need to learn how to learn.”
SPRINTERS
Learn from Failure
Embrace Ambiguity

Be Curious & a Learner for Life
THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNSHIPS
PAID INTERNSHIP
UNPAID
NONE
63.1%
37%
35.2%
DO INTERNSHIPS LEAD TO JOBS?
MANY DISCIPLINES
ANALYTICAL THINKING
PROBLEM SOLVING
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?
UNDERGRADS
GRADS
Leadership position?
NO
“This is a generation that has been ‘syllabused’ through their lives. Decisions were made for them so we’re less likely to find someone who can pull the trigger and make a decision.”
vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise
Marie Artim
WHERE YOU GO
HOW YOU GO
head of global learning at Xerox
John Leutner
Experience far more important
43%
MAYBE
NO
NO
YES
What Economy Needs & Employers Want
SOFT SKILLS
Study Abroad
Internships
Undergraduate Research
Community Based Learning
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TEENAGERS WITH JOBS DURING SCHOOL
1990
40%
NOW
20%
The average wage of workers with a bachelor’s degree has declined 10 percent since 2000.

AGE 26
1982
AGE 30
2012
7%
8%
11%
46%
28%
ATTENDING CLASS
STUDYING
WORKING,
VOLUNTEERING,
STUDENT CLUBS
SLEEPING
SOCIALIZING
& OTHER
CLA Performance
HIGH
LOW
HIGH
LOW
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