There Is Life After College: Making the Most of the Undergraduate Years for Success in Life
It’s not good enough anymore to simply gain admission to college and then roll into the job market a few years later. How students go to college—the undergraduate experiences they take advantage of on campuses—matters to how they launch into the job market. Based on research from his New York Times bestselling book and a national survey of twentysomethings, the audience will learn the three primary ways today’s graduates launch from college and how their experiences come to shape the beginning of their careers. This talk is aimed at college leaders, school counselors, employers as well as students and their parents. Among other things, the audience will:
- Gain insight into how young adults can better navigate the route from high school through college and into the economy where the world of work and jobs are changing.
- Discover the fundamental experiences in and out of school that shape success in the job market today.
- Learn the skills that prove most helpful, and why some students prosper, while others fail.
- Hear a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate anxiety about preparing for life after college.
2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education
What changes are in store for higher education over the next decade? It’s a question being asked by college leaders, faculty members, policy makers, and of course, students and parents. Higher education is on the cusp of far-reaching changes over the next decade where technology is playing a larger role and students, parents, and educators alike are asking what colleges should teach and how learning should be measured in an era of shifting needs in the economy. Drawing on research from his bestselling book, College (Un)Bound, and a follow-up report he authored for The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016, the audience for this talk includes college leaders, faculty members, policymakers, and high-school administrators. Among their key takeaways:
- Discover the attributes of a new era of higher education, how it differs from the past, and what it means for the future of colleges and universities.
- Learn about the students of the next decade, and hear about the demographic changes coming to campuses.
- Hear about the numerous learning pathways that students might follow ten years from now and the credentials they’ll receive from that learning.
- Understand the role technology will play and the value of the physical campus.