Right Major + Right College = Career Success - Helping you get where you were meant to be.
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Pulling all the pieces together
Just what are you paying for?
Needlessly spent money
Hit enter, please
Is your teen looking for Club Ed?

Most Popular Posts

Essay Topic: What will you contribute to our campus?
Got an IEP? Don't forget to take it to college.
Discouraging Words
Will Social Media Affect Your Child's Chances?
What to do when things change

Categories

Admission Decisions
Admission Essays
Adult Students
Campus Safety
Career Planning and College
Choosing the best college for you
College Admission Deadlines
College Admission Decisions
College Admission Essays
College Admission Tests
College application process
College Applications
College Buyer Beware
College Camp
College Choice
College Costs
College Entrance Exams
College Freshman Adjustment
College Graduation and Beyond
College Major
College Myths
College Prep
College Prep Opportunities
College Recruitment
College Scholarships
College succcess
College Transfer
Early preparation for college
Education Consumerism
FAFSA
FInancial Aid
Financial Aid and Scholarships
GAP Year and Summer Programs
Getting in....or not
Good advice
Grad School
Graduate to a Job
Highly Selective Colleges
IEP
It's all in the timing
Jobs
Kids Today
Learning Disability Accommodations
Maturity
Media Treatment of College Information
Money and College
MOOC
Moolahversity
Online College
Parent and Grandparent Support
Parent and Grandparent Support in the College Process
Parent and student relationships in the college process
Parenting Teens
Picking a college
Planning for College Success
Positioning Students for Success
SAT and ACT
Scholarships
Social Media and College
Start Planning Early
Student Development
Student Loan Debt
Student Loans
Student Posts About Their Experiences
Success Hints
Summer Activities
Summer college prep
Surviving fall semester fo the senior year
The College-Job Connection
The Junior Year
To-do lists
Transcripts
Value of College
powered by

College Talk Blog

Does it REALLY matter?

WHERE a student went to college used to REALLY matter. It was as if there was a caste system in America when where you went to college actually had a serious impact on which companies would be interested in employing you. Twenty-first century higher education is much more portable and personal. The ease and frequency of transferring between colleges during undergraduate years, the popularity of interdisciplinary studies programs and out-of-country and online education opportunities, has made education a customizable experience. If I could use only one word to characterize what is happening in American higher education today, my word would be individual. It is now possible for a student to attend college and have a vastly different educational experience from everyone else at his college.

WHAT a student does in college is now what REALLY matters. The sky is the limit to what a student can choose to do. Degrees are customizable. Where the student studies and with whom is unlimited. How much a student can accomplish and how much a student can grow is also unlimited.

As students choose where they want to apply for fall 2016, I encourage them to be good consumers and choose a college that will offer them the kind of experiences and options they would like to have. Colleges differ in price, amenities, educational philosophy and opportunities. Taking full advantage of options and charting your own course is the key to student future success for the class of 2020. 

Choosing colleges for prestige is so yesterday. Students now choose colleges for what they can learn, how they will learn, where they can go, user-friendliness, safety, cost, opportunities and options. What students are doing is consistent with what corporations are doing. Employers now tend to hire more for what the student can do for them than where they went to college. What the student has learned is much more important than how or where the student learned his skills.


0 Comments to Does it REALLY matter?:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment