How to ensure our graduates get jobs non-grads can’t

How can we ensure that our graduates get jobs that non-graduates can’t?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that 41% of recent college graduates work in jobs that don’t require a degree. Which begs the question, is our curriculum truly preparing students for success in the higher-demand knowledge economy?

The takeaway? Do we have perhaps too many program pathways that allow students to skip past higher rigor computational and algorithmic thinking and statistics? And we get more of our students to the degree, but to an end game that doesn’t look all too different enough from those who forgo it altogether – at least to employers?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.