As over 1.8 million college graduates enter the workforce, they face an economic inflection point. Change in their financial life will perhaps never be as dramatic as the transition to career economics.
As the end of the semester starts to wrap up, and seniors start to graduate in late April, there are always a few students that want to extend their college degree to a master’s program. In this case of business, an MBA.
On nearly every college campus I visit, Freshmen don’t frequent the Career Center. They figure getting a job is soooooo far off, so they don’t prioritize that activity.
As Seniors stare down the barrel of ‘needing a job’, nearly all wish they had started this process sooner, and for good reason. Of students who graduate with a bachelors, half get a job that required a degree. The other half begin their careers either unemployed or under-employed (taking a job that does not require a degree).
Across thousands of campuses this semester there will be a Spring Career Fair, and it is essential to your future that you attend and participate. It serves a few very important purposes:
‘Tis the season, here comes the fall job fair. Next week I am at both Howard University and MIT with a workshop that is designed for students to ‘own’ their job fair experience. How do they prepare in order to be performing in the top 10% of all students who attend job fairs this fall everywhere in America? That’s the essence of the sessions.
UCLA’s CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes. This body of work spans over 40 years of data and expertise in the subject matter itself.
OK, first day of class and it is time to review the syllabus. A quick lesson:
Professionals from colleges all over America dedicated to building financial literacy amongst students on their campuses gathered at Ohio State University this week. The National Summit on Financial Wellness, organized by Ohio State University and Indiana University, was a huge success if not ground breaking.