Tuesday, November 07, 2006

College training for the 'real world'

The My Turn column in Newsweek this week is by a recent college grad who talks about the things college did not prepare her for. I have been posting about the lack of technology and new media training at San Jose State, Caitlin Petre writes about some of the other real life things that she was not taught, such as how to get a job, fill out tax forms and find an apartment. There are so many things that we need to know to be prepared for the "real world," college can not train us on everything, in fact, some of it should be taught in high school, but there is more that could be done.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kyle,
You don't by chance have this Caitlin Petre's e-mail, do you? Her article anger's me so much, I would like to have a debate with her so that her dependent stupidity can be exposed. I don't know what you thought of the article, but I am looking for any way I can to challenge her pretentiousness and complete lack of mental independence as she relies on school to "walk her around the block." I hope she drowns ou there. Thanks for any help you can give.

Jeff Miller

kylebhansen said...

Jeff,

I do not have her email. Did you read my post? I am surprised at your anger. There are a lot of things that are not taught in college that should be. I think she is right on a lot of points, but not everything. I hope she does well out there.

Kyle