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What should you learn after graduation?

SMW, August 17, 2014 10:00 PM


Life-long learning as habit, not just enhancement; a new reality, not an esoteric concept.

From Don't Let Your Education End at Graduation:

Most people could benefit from courses in public speaking, computer skills or writing, say career consultants. Even in fields where you don't analyze data on a daily basis, courses in data analytics or statistics are usually a good bet, says Christine Bolzan, founder of Graduate Career Coaching, a career-counseling service in Boston. Consider also a philosophy course, which will help you brush up on logic, argumentation and debate skills, she says.

On a number of levels, it's more than surprising that most college grads haven't achieved some literacy in these above-mentioned fields of study.  It's also notable that the above mentioned are a healthy balance between STEM, humanities, and basic life skills, yet all are supremely necessary for both the modern workplace and living. 

- C.J. Westerberg
  • Buzzing Corner

    They can learn online as well and certainly the regular courses in university. But with university courses learning online is beneficial. They can earn diploma courses in Photoshop, photography, music courses etc. They can learn digital marketing online. Web design and graphic design course. https://goo.gl/ypVwrM.

  • disruptive

    Graduates should always be learning and improving. That is the key and now with the advent of online courses and MOOCs there is no excuse for not doing so. http://www.jelt.com

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The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
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