Happy Tuesday! For those of you reading this, who are still in college read carefully! College degrees are no longer what they used to be. Having a degree used to mean that you had access to information that only a few people had. Now, Harvard and MIT have courses online for free, anyone can take them, you just don’t get a degree from the school. Now that everyone has access to more information than they will ever need, college needs to be looked at in a different way. Google and other successful companies have realized this and are now, not only looking for people with and without college degrees but what people are DOING with the information that they have.
College as an experience. While companies are valuing degrees less and less, the things that they find more value in can be honed in on while in college AND leveraged in interviews while applying for jobs!
1. Thinking and problem solving skills. Projects and presentations ring a bell?
2. Leadership. Clubs, Greek life, sports?
4. Collaboration. Think group projects.
5. Adaptability. Away at school? How did you handle/embrace your new “home”?
6. Accountability and ownership. In your spare time, make something, create content. Show that there there is more than what you learned in school in your brain.
Ideas from Not Taught by Jim Keenan used in the writing of this post