On the next On Campus Radio...
The formula used to be earn a college degree, secure a well-paying job. But now more and more employers are offering college financing as a benefit to attract desirable employees. Is this growing trend flipping the college-career sequence upside down?
We also visit Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where the small liberal arts school is offering a new curriculum focused on career preparation, responding to many liberal arts graduates finding themselves underemployed and landing in jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree.
Looking toward the future, Brandon Busteed, president of Kaplan University Partners, predicts that eventually a third of high school graduates will start a job first and then go to college, with financial help from their employer.
Plus, a new report from The Boston Foundation suggests that four-year college students have a big advantage over their community college counterparts in landing paid internships. We head over to Bunker Hill Community College to ask President Pam Eddinger how internships are helping her students and why internships are so important for their chances of finding employment.
Finally, we'll take a look at the new "adversity score" the College Board is offering to help schools learn more about students from disadvantaged backgrounds and also at how new federal data on student loans and earnings could shake up the higher ed landscape.
On Campus Radio airs the last Sunday of each month at 8 p.m., only on 89.7 WGBH.