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: Notice SCM made the list: #5. Supply Chain (Logistics): $52,290. Note, WMU SCM grads (2022) had 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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Prepping for a job interview? Here’s how to answer ‘What is my biggest weakness?’ Demonstrating self-awareness during an interview is huge. I tell my students to always answer the “what is your weakness” question in the context of having a strategy to fix it (explain what you have done about it, actual RESULTS). For example:

Here’s what a lot of college grads don’t know about their first job offer: “Just 38% of new grads negotiate w/ their employers when they get that first job offer.”

Should college grads negotiate a job offer (i.e., a higher starting salary)? Yes, but only if you know how to negotiate. My thoughts:

Yale advice: & More from Harvard: & &
MIT Resume Guide:
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The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Their LinkedIn Profile And How To Avoid Them:

Thousands of SCM internships currently posted – & &

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

Being job ready in the covid market & beyond.


What is SCM?…

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