Think of the years spent teaching a child good manners, how to ride a bike, brush their teeth, clean their room. With these in mind, think about this:
Can personal career management be learned in a few short weeks at the end of the senior year?
We’ve missed out on teaching young adults that “finding” a career requires introspection – and re-visiting the personal vision many times throughout their lives.
I understand this might be hard to accept. But based on the employability of our college graduates, perhaps we have the wrong people, or the right people in the wrong system, providing guidance.
It’s time to change that, and for Career Services – as well as mentors, alumni, influencers and industry leaders – to take the lead.