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State U. worked for me

As a virtue of their size, state universities have a range of opportunities and resources that simply do not exist at smaller schools, but few come with a road map of how to take advantage of them.

By Michael J. Berland | September 27, 2010; 09:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

What, not where

For job stability and empowerment, you really do need to go to college. But do you need to go to the most prestigious or most expensive one you can afford? Clearly not.

By Hile Rutledge | September 27, 2010; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Educated idiots

Where you went to school is not as important as actually being worth the money they are paying you at your entry-level position.

By Garrison Wynn | September 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

Give me a break!

The Wall Street Journal dismisses critical reasoning as a 'soft' skill. Huh? Critical reasoning is the foundation skill for professional success. The specific skills needed in any job will change many times, and critical reasoning is the ability to 'figure stuff out' long beyond classroom days.

By Patricia McGuire | September 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Skills, not schools

As a recruiter, what I would want to know is not where you went to school, but why you went there and what you got out of it.

By Nell Minow | September 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

 
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