Category Archives: Social context

Class is in session

Not long ago, I heard a business manager, someone who has recruited many new college graduates to her firm, describe the qualities she looked for in new hires. It’s not just about what the person learned in college, she said. It’s also about what they learned from their families.

From one angle, it’s a heartening sentiment. Of course success is not just determined by what someone learns in the controlled setting of a college classroom. Thankfully, we are not our transcripts or our thesis projects. Who you are matters, and your professors make only a small contribution to who you are. Continue reading