October 30, 2013
A New Goal for Colleges: No One Moves Home After College

At the end of four years of college, graduates can write a well-researched thesis paper, present a group project and, on occasion, procrastinate with the best of them.  What they haven’t been taught is the ins and outs of signing a lease or how to make a case for a raise. This lack of preparation is a concern for a lot of people: 62 percent of Americans believe that colleges and universities are only doing a “poor” or “fair” job of getting their students ready for post-graduate life and the working world, according to a recent survey by Northeastern University.
“By the time you’re a senior in college, you’re the best at your profession. Nobody’s better at being a student than a college senior,” says Mike Sciola, the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Career Services at Colgate University. “Then in May…we lay you off.”
Read more. [Image: Aly Song/Reuters]

A New Goal for Colleges: No One Moves Home After College

At the end of four years of college, graduates can write a well-researched thesis paper, present a group project and, on occasion, procrastinate with the best of them.  What they haven’t been taught is the ins and outs of signing a lease or how to make a case for a raise. This lack of preparation is a concern for a lot of people: 62 percent of Americans believe that colleges and universities are only doing a “poor” or “fair” job of getting their students ready for post-graduate life and the working world, according to a recent survey by Northeastern University.

“By the time you’re a senior in college, you’re the best at your profession. Nobody’s better at being a student than a college senior,” says Mike Sciola, the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Career Services at Colgate University. “Then in May…we lay you off.”

Read more. [Image: Aly Song/Reuters]

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