Washington Post: It’s not just about jobs. Colleges must help students find their passions.

Did you end up working in a field related to your major? If not, you’re not alone. This Washington Post Grade Point Perspective by Angel B. Perez is a thoughtful read for educators and students alike. Cited is this staggering stat from Designing Your Life:

“Research shows today’s students may have between 10 and 14 jobs by the time they are 38 years old. Stanford professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, write in “Designing Your Life,” that in the United States, only 27 percent of college graduates are working in the field of their major.” Continue Reading…

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  • Kathleen says:

    I graduated college and went back doing the prior work because I did not find interesting work. Although I did end up using my degree as I worked in dysfunctional companies and my degree kept me level thinking. Thirty years later my daughter graduated college and did not find local work with her degrees*; she got a job and ended up doing three more years of college to get her RN degree for a real job. (*She was not allowed to take advanced science classes because she was not a science declared major and was told in her junior year of college that she did not have prerequisites done so needed another year and a half beyond four years to get a science major.) Same bad advice through college like I experienced 30 years earlier (different universities).

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