I’m writing a guide for college graduates. Why?
Because there’s a fundamental problem with higher education.
Universities are mass producing college graduates, yet, many of these adults are entering the workforce unsure of how to establish their career.
College’s have done a great job enlightening students, but a poor job preparing students to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams in the real world.
The university system has changed little in 200 years. Universities train students for 1920s style mass production rather than develop unique skills pertaining to a student’s passions and abilities.
Author and Entrepreneur Seth Godin wrote Stop Stealing My Dreams, an eBook detailing the problems with higher education. It has been shared millions of times and can be downloaded here.
Education today is designed to help students pass a course and a standardized test while teaching abstract and generalized material irrelevant to what a graduate will face in the real world.Seth Godin adds,
” Large scale education was not developed to motivate kids or create scholars. It was invented to churn out adults who worked within the system. Scale was more important than quality, just as it was for most industrialist. Of course, it worked. Several generations of productive, fully employed workers followed. But now?”
I’m all for education. But the best way to empower yourself and achieve your desires is through…
I’m not writing this to bash the universities. I have come across some wonderful people who do great things for students within the university system.
But, the economy is changing, and universities have not adapted to the tidal wave of disruption we’ve seen since the financial crisis.
Life is about results. It takes a process of trial and error to find the career and life you want. That’s something you won’t learn taking a multiple choice test.