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Nearly 40 percent of American workers hold a bachelor’s degree. College graduates are found in virtually every profession. Some 15 percent of mail carriers have a four-year credential, as do one in five clerical and sales workers and 83,000 bartenders.

Getting a bachelor’s degree is what going to college means to most Americans and is so ingrained in our culture that students who don’t march along are often admonished, questioned, and considered failures.

The decades-long march to college-for-everyone at eighteen has actually closed off rather than opened up options for teenagers and twentysomethings.

Read the full article by Jeff Selingo via LinkedIn.

In There Is Life After College, Jeff Selingo explores why students struggle to launch into a career after college and how they can better navigate the route from high school through college and into the work world. It will be released by HarperCollins April 12, but pre-order your copy now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or other online booksellers for a free signed bookplate and access to exclusive bonus content. Then send receipt to collegepreorder@gmail.com. Additional details here.  

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