Monday, July 22, 2013

Colleges emphasizing jobs

Beth J. Harpaz, AP, says many top schools no longer offer "self-discovery"  and intellectual growth--and zero in on actual paying jobs that could result.

Follow your passion is out, get a job is in.

Alumni now serve as mentors, schools set up internships, and career centers are expanding.

Between 1966 and 2010, half as many kids graduate in the humanities.

So now, you may be able to enroll in a co-op program, half school, half work.

Didn't we call this OJT--on the job training?

I graduated from a tony place in Asian Studies and never used my degree for one day. Not directly. But I did use how to learn, how to research, how to think and measure things.

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