September 27, 2023

Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

Author: Ray Schroeder
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic & Becky Frankiewicz, Harvard Business Review

In short, we believe that market demands clearly call for a paradigm change. More and more students are spending more and more money on higher education, and their main goal is largely pragmatic: to boost their employability and be a valuable contributor to the economy. Even if the value attached to a university degree is beneficial to those who obtain it, companies can help change the narrative by putting less weight on “higher education” as a measure of intellectual competence and job potential, and instead, approach hiring with more open-mindedness.

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