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    Half of college graduates say college was worth it

    A recent survey conducted by Gallup-Purdue University found only half of recent graduates strongly agree with their college education “was worth the cost.” Gallup-Purdue University, as part of a national survey, selected 30,000 students from both public and private colleges. The goal is to help college professors observe and understand the their overall teaching ability by tracking student experiences, areas where the college can improve and well-being after graduation. Interestingly, the statement about the worth of a college degree was added for the 2015 edition of the survey. The percentage of college graduates who disagreed with the statement surprised Brandon Busteed, executive director of Gallup Education and Workforce Development. “Given…

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    Hard-learned lessons from a year in the work force

    LinkedIn recently congratulated me this week on my one-year work anniversary with Centers Health Care. I was prompted to reflect on year one of my professional career—and whether the liberal arts properly prepared me for the workforce. As you might expect, my brief professional exposure cannot help me resolve the above-referenced debate simply. Meanwhile, I learned the hard way that there are some stark realities that a young, liberal-arts-trained professional will be presented with as they transition from the halls of the academe. For one thing, the professional world – the business world in particular – requires effective time management skills. In college, there is substantial flexibility. For me, a…