Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Career planning

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Peninsula readers' letters: Jan. 24
From Daily News Group readers Posted: 01/23/2012 05:52:07 PM PSTUpdated: 01/24/2012 12:28:31 AM PST
Career planning
Dear Editor: The lack of career planning before a school is chosen, a major is selected and debt is borrowed is shocking to me. Not enough students -- and their families who are also taking on student loans -- are asking what their college major is worth in the workforce.In the "Hard Times" report, the center found that the unemployment rate for recent graduates is highest in architecture (13.9 percent) because of the collapse of the construction and home-building industry. Not surprisingly, unemployment rates are generally higher in non-technical majors such as the arts (11.1 percent), humanities and liberal arts (9.4 percent), social science (8.9 percent) and law and public policy (8.1 percent).A college education is not an investment in your future if you are taking out loans just for the college experience. It's not an investment if you're not coupling your education with training. It's not an investment if you aren't researching which fields are creating good-paying jobs now and 30 years from now.Ted Rudow III, MAPalo Alto

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