Thursday, January 25, 2007

If I had my druthers...

...I would have every recent graduate, graduate schooler, college schooler, or "going-to-go-to-college-in-the-near-future"er read this article. The idea of long-term planning has recently become especially important to me, as I consider what it is exactly that I want to do 5-10-20 years in the future. The way my thoughts are shaping up right now leads me to believe that it is nothing like I thought...

1 comment:

Mrs. Ewer said...

Alright, I read the article.

I was pretty terrified that my Geneva degree wouldn't translate into a good job, but I was wrong. It seems like friends who struggled to get a good (and by good, I mean, can afford to really work on those student loan payments) job post-college 1. Wanted to stick to a very small geographic area 2. Choose a degree and extracurriculars that were pretty esoteric or 3. Decided to enter a field like ministry (like the author of this article), which you simply shouldn't be in if you're looking for easy or lucrative employment. Others seemed to do just fine.

I'll agree that it would behoove students and recent grads to take a longer view, and actually wrote about long-term planning earlier today: http://aggregatefascinate.wordpress.com/2007/01/31/the-smartest-thing-you-can-do-financially-speaking/