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What do employers really want from college grads?

What do employers really want  from college grads? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates
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My favorite take-aways were:

 

"...recent grads too often don’t know how to communicate effectively. And they have trouble adapting, problem solving and making decisions – things employers say they should have learned in college."

 

“I think it’s more up to the student than the university,” Abbareddy says. “The school can’t teach you everything.”

 

“We ask people to read Cato the Elder,” Boyes says. “We ask people to read Suetonius.”  “We do that because we ask them to look at the process – the abstract process – of organizing ideas,” Boyes says.

 

“We don’t need mono-focused people. We need well-rounded people.” And that’s from a tech employer.

 

In industries across the board, employers viewed an internship as the single most important credential for recent grads – more than where you went to school or what you majored in. Even your grades.

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Haslam's Book Store - Book of Doom - Levels for Doom and Doom 2

Haslam's Book Store - Book of Doom - Levels for Doom and Doom 2 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Ok, we know Doom and Doom 2 are really old and unless you have a old machine around, you won't be able to play. But we know that some of you have kept your old machines for just this kind of politically incorrect fun.
If you don't have an old machine, then check out Chocolate Doom.

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How an 83-Year-Old Inventor Beat the High Cost of 3D Printing | TIME.com

How an 83-Year-Old Inventor Beat the High Cost of 3D Printing | TIME.com | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A contest to design a machine to produce low-cost filament for 3D printing has been won -- by a Washington State retiree.
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The post-job economy | Harold Jarche

The post-job economy | Harold Jarche | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"... interconnectedness and increasing computational power will continue to automate work and outsource any job that can be standardized. New businesses are employing fewer employees, while manufacturing is moving to an increased use of robots.

 

One of my clients is an educational institution and I was heartened to learn that they are moving away from job preparation to a focus on entrepreneurship. They see the numbers. Their graduates are not getting jobs. Creating our own work will be the only option for many of us."

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Unleash Your Inner Jedi With Arm Band : DNews

Unleash Your Inner Jedi With Arm Band : DNews | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Myo lets you control everything from drones to computers just by using The Force...of moving your forearm muscles. ->
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New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development

New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development | Good Advice | Scoop.it

I produces "heat from coal while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction."

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5 Step Process For Learning Anything | Social Learning Blog

5 Step Process For Learning Anything | Social Learning Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How do people with an incredible amount of talent become so skilled at what they do? That's the question I've been seeking an answer to over the course of the
Karen Bowden's insight:

1. Break skill into chunks and learn first chunk.

2. Master that chunk.

3. Practice deliberately.

4. Repeat the practice until you have internalized the skill.

5. Move on to the next chunk.

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Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities? - Slashdot

Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities? - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Blog posts, which students are graded on, tend to be very poorly written. They are not organized into paragraphs, have multiple run-on sentences, and sometimes don't make sense. I do not know what grades they are receiving for these posts. Slashdot, is what I am seeing the exception, or the norm? Is the bar being lowered for university students, or am I just expecting too much?"

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Interesting insight from one of the comments:  "Some of it might be attributable to the "participation award" mentality that has become quite pervasive over the past few decades. There's definitely value in teaching kids that it's good to try, and it's ok to not succeed at some things. But, it may have been taken a bit too far. People need to fall down if only to learn how to stand. And, that's not really happening right now in our schools."

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Best Rock Paper Scissors game ever!

Best Rock Paper Scissors game ever! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What Texas hold ‘em is to Poker, so this game is to Rock Paper Scissors. The Cadillac of RPS. Takes 3 min. to learn, a lifetime to master!
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Gurney Journey: The last roll of Kodachrome

Gurney Journey: The last roll of Kodachrome | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"When photographer Steve McCurry heard that Kodak was going to stop manufacturing Kodachrome slide film, he asked them for the last roll, and brought along a video crew to show how he made the most of each exposure."

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Hacking Your Way To A Reading Habit | UnCollege

Hacking Your Way To A Reading Habit | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The Six Tier Strategy:  1) Read easy books. 2) The 50-page law. 3) The triple offensive. 4) Ryan Holiday's reading list. 5) An hour at Barnes & Noble - or any bookstore that's still hanging on. 6) The 20-minute law.

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Every Moment Is A Chance To Practice

Every Moment Is A Chance To Practice | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Every moment is a moment to practice and cultivate your virtues. The point isn’t perfect execution but continual practice."

 

"If you’re not occasionally losing your balance, you’re not stretching yourself. The more powerful you become, the more each movement can take you off balance."

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Medieval cat's paw prints on manuscript - Retronaut

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Medieval cat's paw prints on manuscript - Uncategorized Cat, manuscript, Medieval 1100s
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Thrown Off United Flight For Taking Photo

Thrown Off United Flight For Taking Photo | Good Advice | Scoop.it
For most travelers, taking pictures is part of having a good trip. But for one frequent flier, taking a photo caused some turbulence he didn't quite expect. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.
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Find Your Inner Animal

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Would you live in the mountains like a panda? Are you reclusive like a turtle? Sleek like a snake? Answer these 8 fun questions about your personality and interests to discover the one animal that you relate to most.
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I'm a Tasmanian Devil.  lol - Apparently, although I enjoy the nightlife, I prefer to do so alone.  I am a rare breed with a rather low-key lifestyle.  And I am very vocal and always express my opnion.

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Long-Lost Continent Found Under the Indian Ocean - Slashdot

Long-Lost Continent Found Under the Indian Ocean - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
ananyo writes "The drowned remnants of an ancient micro-continent may lie scattered beneath the waters between Madagascar and India, a new study suggests.
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Cout says "No, Atlantis is in another galaxy and we need a Zed Point Module to get there." lol

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Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines

Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines | Good Advice | Scoop.it

American companies are "successfully implement[ing] automation technologies instead of going out of business or sending manufacturing overseas." They add: "American manufacturing's embrace of robotics will ensure a new manufacturing renaissance in this country."

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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | Good Advice | Scoop.it
These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone.
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The reason:  “College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

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Gurney Journey: The CIA funded abstract art during the Cold War

Gurney Journey: The CIA funded abstract art during the Cold War | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Former CIA agents have admitted what investigators have long suspected: that the US Government used taxpayer money to promote abstract painting as a propaganda weapon during the Cold War."

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This was brought to my attention over 10 years ago by another artist.  I hadn't been able to find any other information about until now!  It sure explains a lot, doesn't it.  I have nothing against abstract art.  However, when I studied art in college and a fine art school *some* of my art teachers frowned on my realistic horse art!  It was discouraging but I kept on painting and drawing them anyway!

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The Future of Education .. from Isaac Asimov, 1988

The Future of Education .. from Isaac Asimov, 1988 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"This video, a conversation between Bill Moyers and Isaac Asimov in 1988, just goes to show how some people can have the ability to think outside the box of current convention and get it so right. In the 25 years since Asimov’s words here so much has changed, and how his imagination has been so right."

Karen Bowden's insight:

As usual, the great sci fi author, Isaac Asimov's insight is spot on.

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Mindsets of an Apprentice | UnCollege

Mindsets of an Apprentice | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Cody graduated college before joining Enstitute and has had to unlearn a few things in order to do well in a fast-paced, high-growth company."

 

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"Schools decide what you should learn and teach what to think instead of how to think"

 

"An “F” in school is frowned upon and avoided, regardless of the learning opportunity. The positive side of mistakes is never mentioned."

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A degree proves you can learn something.  But it "does not guarantee competency or critical thinking" skills.

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Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye - Slashdot

Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Nerval's Lobster writes "Software developer Jeff Cogswell is back with an extensive under-the-hood breakdown of Facebook's Graph Search, trying to see if peoples' privacy concerns about the social network's search engine are entirely justified.
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