More rankings…These Michigan colleges were ranked (congrats!): Albion College, Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Hillsdale College, Kalamazoo College, Kettering University in Flint, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, & University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

From me: if you are a student majoring in something, but your school is not on some list, do not worry about it! I am 99.9% certain that you are still getting a world class education that is extremely comparable to the schools on the list. In fact, in some ways, you might be getting a better education (i.e., smaller classes, closer mentors, better ROI maybe, etc.). Note also, all rankings are somewhat suspect. At the undergrad level, pay less attention to the brand & reputation of the school, & pay attention to your major (i.e., does demand exceed supply which means you will have multiple job offers upon graduation) & make great decisions while you are in school (i.e., work experience, networking, grades, passing a drug test, build your brand, etc.).

Employers: trust me, you can find world class student talent at the unranked schools that are every bit as good (& you should if they are regional). Aim towards 5+ core schools. Also, you will have less turnover if you stay a little regional. I meet these students all the time and they have sooo much to offer. Employers owe it to themselves to recruit the best talent from multiple schools. Yes, it requires more effort & expense, but it will keep your org fresh & current. I know of one org that exclusively recruits from only 2 schools & over time the weaknesses of those two schools became this org’s weakness (they got behind on data analytics!). Predictable.

Here was another one…These 2 Michigan universities are among the best 150 in the world:

Yale and Harvard law schools part ways with U.S. News & World Report rankings:

Note, Secretary Miguel A. Cardona called college rankings “a joke,” & took aim at selective colleges’ obsession w/ them… From me: Pay attention to what matters most- maybe not rankings…especially at the undergrad level.

“Students who are able to build strong relationships w/ professors are far more likely to find engaging work after graduation.” -those who believe a professor cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, & encouraged them to pursue their dreams had more than double the odds of being engaged at work & experiencing a higher degree of well being overall, these studies find.

…only 3% of grads reported having the kind of positive experiences in school that these studies find to be valuable.
Another study:
Students who choose to specialize are having better experiences than those who stay generalist. They also found that professors have…

Tips/advice from this college professor (aka, educated idiot):
1. Read. People that read a lot make more $ (2.3 times more?!)
2. Learn the job saving technology. &

3. Learn to interview well. and
How to prep for virtual career fairs:
Being job ready…
4. Learn to negotiate ($). and
5. Learn to network & use LinkedIn. & &

6. Delay graduation for experience.
7. Learn to problem solve – &

8. Double Major? &

9. Get a grad degree? Earn $3M more than someone w/ only a bachelor’s degree. &

10. Job rotations?
11. 10 college majors that earn the most money: &
12. Free tool for calculating degree ROI: &

13. Get certified as a subject matter expert: &

14. Learn to talk CFO talk:

Recent observations & career advice (videos/podcasts):

What is SCM?…

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