What can we as students do while still in college?

I understand what you’re saying, Professor Roberts. However, I am not in my last year yet. I have about two-and-a-half years left. Is there anything I can do?

Professor Roberts

There still may be time. In my book in the last chapter and the Afterword, I describe what students can do today to effect change. Rather than go through the detail I’ll just reiterate a few of the major points:

-You need to start discussions among students about career placement and what the college is or isn’t doing about it.

-Forget about dormitory issues, sports issues, food issues, etc. The next time your college administrators call a town meeting, discuss their lack of effective placement services.

-Demand that they affect new programs to help students. As an example demand that they add experienced professional corporate recruiters to their placement services. And that all students have one assigned to help them personally.

But will the college administration agree to do this?

What if they won’t accede to our demands?

Professor Roberts:

They probably won’t. At this point you need to read the book. You will need to take some kind of action.

A Final Word

Please don’t forget that for every day you attend college, for every day you have not paid interest on student loans, that interest (for most private and even some government loans) will be added to the principle of your debt. And it will grow and grow until in many cases, the interest added to your loan may even exceed the amount of the original principle.

No matter what you do just remember that almost all of the students graduating from non top-tier schools (99%+ of all colleges) are experiencing the same problems you are. You have done nothing wrong other than to believe the empty promises of a system so dependent on your tuition and fee-based dollars that they will say anything to get you to attend their school.

I HOPE I HAVE BEEN OF SOME HELP!

My name is Professor Roberts and just by the fact that you have reached this website, means that you have already heard about me and my mission to demand honest, full disclosure of college and universities. I have spent most of my career in the Financial Services sector. I have also spent seven years teaching at major Universities.

Your Placement Service Cannot Help You!

If you are a school newspaper editor or a member of the student body, you have people who are looking up to you in your leadership position. Please don’t think like all the other administrators in your college. Realize that there is nothing your professors and administrators can do for you. But you can help all the students in your school. I periodically do editorials for student newspapers. And I would be very willing to write such an article for your organization. (I also visit many campuses). Please let me help. You have nothing to lose.

I will specifically discuss various topics such as the following:

-The mission of the college: Are you sure that what you want is the same as what the college administrators want?
-Is your college placement services department really working for you?
-Are you getting the education you are paying for?
-Why is it so expensive and is it worth it?
-How do I know a college can give me a return on my money invested in these four years?
-I am a third year student, what can I do at this point?

We are planning on covering many such topics. As we construct the site more topics important to the students will become available.

My experience is in the real world (as opposed to the “academic” experience of most of your full-time professors). I will share with you information that will hopefully allow you to, one day, obtain the job you are looking for in your chosen field. Most of your full-time professors and administrators do not know what to tell you to do. They have no experience in the real world. But you have to start preparing now! There is no time to lose.

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