EPISODE 261 A University education used to be a way that the elite could set themselves apart. Universities were originally set up to help It would help one learn how to be a critical thinker and instill the values to be a good citizen. Preparing you for a job was never the intent of a University or College. Now that a college degree has become a sorting hat for employers, a way to weed out applicants, it is important to view the college experience differently. In today’s podcast Dr. Bray shares some ways to think differently about the college/university experience, along with the tuition bill that goes with it!
Research shows that when you go to college there is no significant improvement in cognitive skills. As technology, the economy, communication and the way we work has changed, universities have lost touch with how to prepare students for their first job. The career center at the university is a peripheral department that is not equipped to fulfill it’s job. Universities and Colleges don’t feel it is their job to assist you in finding a career.
School didn’t used to be as expensive as it is now, graduating without debt is almost unheard of now. Where is all the money going?
A lot of universities have identified their lack of preparing their students for the workforce, but have not instituted the changes needed to prepare students for their first job. Dr. Bray covers what to look for when choosing a school, as well as what may be missing from your undergraduate education.
Choosing Your School
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“Fit your education to the needs of your future employer.”
Talk over these issues with those entering college and make sure they are prepared to take the necessary steps to engage with the university to be more prepared for their first job.