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THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE V3

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Transcript of THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE V3

What’s At Risk
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
PARENTS
TEACHERS
COUNSELORS
“They’re seniors and they don’t know how to navigate the institution.”
1990
NOW
40%
20%
Teenagers with job during school
WORK WORLD OF TOMORROW
Nearly 50% of recent college graduates are
underemployed
COLLEGE GRADUATES' UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE
2000
1990
2009-11
The average wage of workers with a bachelor’s degree has declined 10 percent since 2000.

AGE 30
AGE 26
100% INCOME
1982
2012
Why are so many graduates struggling to launch?
7%
8%
11%
46%
28%
attending class
studying
working, volunteering, student clubs
sleeping
socializing & other
PROBABILITY OF WORKING IN AN UNSKILLED OCCUPATION
36 percent of students failed to show any improvement in their...
writing
complex reasoning
critical-thinking skills
CLA PERFORMANCE
CLA Performance
College Selectivity
HIGH
10%
LOW
16%
HIGH
10%
LOW
16%
FIELD OF STUDY
Engineering,
Computer Science
18%
Education,
Social Work,
Health
Business
Social Science,
Humanties
Communications,
Other
Experience far more important
Academics far more important
RELATIVE BALANCE OF EXPERIENCE VS ACADEMICS
43%
36%
22%
FORMAL UNDERGRADUATE
CIRRICULUM
2. Writing Intensive
3. Capstone Courses
1. First Year Seminars
4. Collaborative
40%
50%
60%
(AGE 22)
16%
14%
Science,
Math
13%
12%
6%
25% of Employers place less value on a bachelor's degree than they did five years ago.
Neutral
Assignments
Much of the high impact practices that lead to a job happen outside of the traditional classroom.
Study Abroad
Internships
Undergraduate Research
Community based learning
What do employers want?
JOB LISTINGS
MUST HAVE THESE 5 BASELINE SKILLS
Communication Skills
Organizational Skills
Writing
Customer Service
Microsoft Excel
HELLO,
3 TYPES OF STUDENTS
SPRINTERS
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