David McCullough Jr. gave an insightful and irreverently funny commencement speech at Wellesley High School this year (Spring 2012). Mid-career professionals will hear the wisdom in this speech, but high school and college students may not fully appreciate the gravity of what’s being said here. His “You Are Not Special” message calls into question all [...]
‘Making college worth the money’ Archive
The research shows that 75% of recent college grads were lackadaisical at best (totally random at worst) at choosing their major. Many fall into whatever major seems “like a good idea at the time,” not realizing that this decision is setting a trajectory for the next decade of their life. High school students are diving [...]
Not sure what major to study in college? What career path is best for you? Don’t worry, most people don’t know. Many pretend to know. Lots of people blow their family’s life savings on a degree they’ll never use. Colleges won’t tell you this, it’s not in their interest. You’ll probably never hear a college [...]
Not sure that you’re in the right college major? Here’s the scoop. About 75 percent of recent college graduates (classes of 2006 - 2010) say they didn’t put near enough consideration into choosing their major, and half of these said they should have chosen a different major altogether.
Hoping the future will work itself out after college? [...]
Part 2: Career Direction 101
Come senior year of high school, young people face one the most important decisions in their life—what to be when they grow up. Most aren’t ready to answer this question, and it’s not their fault.
They are like Martians dropped on planet earth for the first time; they don’t quite understand how [...]