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How To Choose the Right School For Your Career Path

How to Choose the Right School for Your Career Path The current job market demands that students have it all: a broad understanding of the world we live in as well as specialized knowledge of a particular field. A comprehensive education at a well-rounded school can prepare students for what lies ahead. Which is Better? A Rounded Education, or A Specific Set of Skills? There's no simple answer, because hiring managers are seeking both in almost equal proportions: 45% prefer grads workplace-specific skills 55% prefer grads a broad knowledge set with with Yet regardless of the path chosen, it seems employers don't feel students are adequately prepared to work Educational Preparation (or Lack Thereof) and the Skills Gap Estimated global shortage of high and middle-skilled workers by 2020: 85 Million 39% of employers around the world* say grads lack the right skills for even entry-level jobs *Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States 72% 45% of educational institutions of graduates feel the same way believe they're adequately preparing students Students prefer education involving on-the-job training 62% say it's effective 58% prefer hands-on learning techniques 54% prefer multimedia approaches Yet only 1 in 4 1 in 5 respondents say their college focuses on hands-on approaches surveyed employees received any formal on-the-job training from their employers in the past 5 years How the Right School Can Help You Bridge the Gap Find Work You Love... 27% 25% Tile of unemployed adults have been looking for work for more than 6 months of employed young adults landed a position unrelated to their field, so they planned to quit quickly 92% of 2012 MBA grads had secured a job at graduation in this GMAC survey in nearly a decade - the highest rate reported Over 3 in 4 say they owe their job placement to the skills and knowledge acquired in their graduate management program ...and Work That Pays 9 in 10 MBA alums from 2000 - 2012 rate the value of their degree as "good to outstanding" with regards to the skills acquired and opportunities available Graduation 2 years after graduation: Avg. 50% ROI 4 years after: Avg. full return Tips for Decision Time If employers are unwilling to train, that training has to happen before you hit the job market Find schools that focus on experiential, multimedia, workplace-relevant teaching styles Look for colleges that partner with local employers – that's a good sign that your acquired skill set may directly apply to future careers Schools with flexible options (such as online degree programs) allow you to work while in school, applying your education directly to your current position Making the right educational decisions now can help prepare you for a better future. If an MBA is your path to that future, see how Northeastern University's Online MBA can help. Sources |||

How To Choose the Right School For Your Career Path

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This infographic advises prospective college students how to determine the school that is the right choice for their career path.


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