Thinking Through Degree Choices

I’ve blogged a few times about the topic of choosing a college and degree over the past three years (on April 13 twice and Nov. 3 of 2013; Sept. 9, 2014), but I’m going to try to reframe the topic here in terms of three central questions: What are the emotional facets of your decision to chooseContinue reading “Thinking Through Degree Choices”

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Interview: Classroom to Boardroom

Tim Muma recently interviewed me for an LJN Radio podcast, “Classroom to Boardroom: Why Are Students Inadequately Prepared for the Workforce?” The podcast is now available online through the LJN Radio Network website. It should be up on iTunes by mid January. Tim had previously read on this blog the article “What Employers Expect fromContinue reading “Interview: Classroom to Boardroom”

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An Open Letter to High School Graduates…

Dear 17 or 18 year old, or maybe 19 year old or even early 20something: I’m not really writing to you. I’m writing to myself when I was 17. But I’m letting you listen, because I think many of you feel the same way. So, Dear 17 year old me: Right now you feel likeContinue reading “An Open Letter to High School Graduates…”

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Should you go to college at all?

Most of my posts about higher ed. are directed toward people who are planning to go to college. What about those on the fence? Should you go to college at all? The quick answer is, if you can do it debt free, do it. Do it and pursue your love. And I would say thisContinue reading “Should you go to college at all?”

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Some Tough Questions about Picking a Major

Beth Braverman’s “Controversial College Rankings a Huge Influence,” recently published in┬áThe Fiscal Times, asserts what is becoming the new conventional wisdom about getting a college degree: a college education needs to be understood as an economic investment, and the most common ranking measures don’t take that into account. The main concern here is “return onContinue reading “Some Tough Questions about Picking a Major”

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