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Does Your Prestigious Diploma Determine Your Success?

According to a recent report by Payscale, students graduating from one of the Ivies or more harvard-202138_640prestigious technical institutions will over the course of their lifetime earn far more in career earnings than students who graduate from lesser respected institutions or “party” schools.  This on average is true but perhaps the Ivy diploma lends less to a person’s success than the person themselves.  Ivy League schools recruit the best of the best from around the country.  The students in most cases are brilliant, overachieving and ambitious.  In essence the Ivy has stacked their roster with talent.  Would these same students be less successful after graduating from less prestigious schools or do their natural attributes already pre-destine them for success? Continue reading “Does Your Prestigious Diploma Determine Your Success?” »

Biased? Don’t Be! Look Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools!

Why do we have laws protecting job candidates from discrimination on the grounds of  Ivy leaguerrace, ethnicity, age, gender and so on?  Because hiring managers have preconceived notions about whether candidates of a particular race, ethnicity, etc. will fit into their corporate culture and are capable or intellectual enough to execute the duties of their open positions.  You know this.  Minorities are the underdog.  Well this recent story reveals how foolish and off base are biases are. Continue reading “Biased? Don’t Be! Look Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools!” »