Great read…Translation: Success = Pick the right major (i.e., demand > supply) + Get work experience (i.e., internships related to major) + Pick the right first job (i.e., they pay a premium for your major because of supply/demand conditions and you are job ready day one because you have professional work experience). Notice:

“More than any other factor analyzed—including race, gender and choice of university—what a person studies determines their odds of getting on a college-level career track. Internships are also critical.”

I chuckled at this one: “He also regrets taking an entry-level sales job in logistics after months of fruitless job hunting after graduation.”

“Bachelor’s degree holders in college-level jobs earn nearly 90% more than people with just a high-school diploma in their 20s.”

“…most of the graduates who don’t find work reflecting their degrees are what they call “severely underemployed, meaning they’re in jobs that only require a high school education or less.”

Picking a college major:

The 16 worst-paying college majors, five years after graduation: But…If You Majored in One of These 18 Subjects, You’ll Likely Have a Comfortable Retirement:

Our new “apprenticeship” program: We just concluded a co-op pilot program with a F500 company that was highly successful and has started its second iteration in 2024. So, what makes this Co-op program different?

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Notice SCM made the list: #5. Supply Chain (Logistics): $52,290. Note, WMU SCM grads (2022) have a median wage range of $65-$75K. I have been trying to explain SCM to high schoolers. It’s not that easy. Parents like to see this: the number of US job postings for supply chain managers on LinkedIn more than doubled between 2019 & 2022: The U.S. supply chain accounts for 37% of all domestic jobs, according to the Harvard Business Review:

“Employers are fed up with college ‘waste,’ opt for skilled blue-collar workers instead”…Really?

Ranked: Median Student Debt for a U.S. College Degree:

Ranked: Most Popular U.S. Undergraduate Degrees (2011–2021):

The top 10 most-regretted college majors — and the degrees graduates wish they had pursued instead:

Students/Parents: Which college majors pay off? From WSJ: &

90% of 2023 graduates think college is really worth it.

College majors have a big impact on income. Here are the highest- and lowest-earning fields:

Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart:

The 10 highest-paying college majors, five years after graduation:

Top Degrees in demand, current data (2023) from NACE:

Professional experience that pays well while in college?…Thousands of new internships posted, to name a few – & & What do internships pay (never work for free)? The going rate appears to be $18-30/hr. See: & Being job ready in the post covid market & beyond. &

Are students satisfied with their college experience?…Students have overwhelmingly positive reactions to their college experience:

Goals of an internship (it’s not job shadowing):

If you look at this 2020-2030 job growth chart closely, all things supply chain related scored VERY well:


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