This is an excellent essay: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Solid-Base-for-Making-Sound/135220/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Adding more transparency and hard data into the mix which is available to students – and career advisors on their campuses will add much value to the development of more fact-based decision-making when it comes to creating realistic career plans for students. Regardless of major or field of interest, it is in every student’s – and family’s – self-interest to understand the consequences of their choices with respect to courses, internships, work-study or international experience during their college years.
There is an unfounded fear among some that there is too much focus of late on the linkage between academic study and employability. I’d say there is no fear among families struggling to pay their kids’ tuition in receiving more concrete information which will enable their child to successfully make the transition to work after graduation –or at least in reducing the time that their child is job hunting.