College and Life Well-Being, Part II

Last week I introduced the article, Higher Education’s Six Sigma, and commented on what I found inspiring, today I’ll comment on the lack-luster. Here’s a quote from the article:

Only 14% of all college graduates we studied strongly agreed that they experienced all three support elements, while a mere 6% strongly agreed that they experienced all three experiential and deep learning elements. The percentage of college grads who hit the career and life lotto on all six was just 3%. We must do better.

The author of the article, Brandon Busteed, is absolutely correct; institutions of higher education must do better. Unfortunately, there is a but… But, until they do, it’s up to YOU (students) to find your path to make sure you get all six! As a review, the elements are:

Support Elements

  • Professors who care
  • Professors that make you excited about learning
  • Find a mentor

Experiential & Deep Learning Elements

  • Work on a long-term project
  • Complete an internship
  • Extremely active in extracurricular activities and organizations

Strategies on how to incorporate all six elements into your college experience can be found in On the Quad! Click on the book cover (to your right) and buy your copy today!

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