A Question of Degree (Your Child’s)

Phil Holberton

Phil Holberton

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A college degree has generally been thought by parents and students to be the path to a better career, and by employers as a reliable predictor of performance. The value of that degree, however, is coming into question.

A short article from HBR explores the question of whether higher education still prepares your children for today’s jobs and suggests that “ universities could substantially increase the value of the college degree if they spent more time teaching their students the understanding of critical soft skills. Recruiters and employers are unlikely to be impressed by candidates unless they can demonstrate a certain degree of people-skills. This is perhaps one of the biggest differences between what universities and employers look for in applicants. While employers want candidates with higher levels of EQ, resilience, empathy, and integrity, those are rarely attributes that universities nurture or select for in admissions. “

Perhaps an article to share with the young people in your life.

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