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YCBK 176: What employers look for in college grads [Transcript]

YCBK 176: What employers look for in college grads

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (7:37) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, an article from Karen Fischer from the Chronicle Higher Education. The article is entitled, “The employer mismatch”. The article looks at study done in partnership with The Chronicle and America’s Public Media marketplace that looks at the disconnect between what employers look for when they hire college grads and what students and parents think they look for. Mark and Dave the findings from their study of over 700 employers. Mark and Dave consider this one of the most important “in the news” segments they have discussed, and it will almost assuredly cause the listeners to put more emphasis on what these employers are looking for. (Length 23 minutes)

This week’s question (30:12) This week’s question from our own, Dr. Dave Williams and he wants to know, why would Tulane waitlist over 12800 students and take no one in 2020.

Mark explains the multiple reasons why a college goes to its waitlist and he explains why a college needs to have a larger waitlist than the public thinks. Mark also explains how different schools use waitlists differently. (Length 30 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:00:04) This week’s interview is the VP of Enrollment at Babson college, Courtney Minden. We look at ‘The new ways colleges recruit’. In Part 1 of 3, Courtney addresses the following topics: (Preview of Part 1)

Courtney Minden
(1) Courtney gives her backstory, including various admission roles she has had, (2) Courtney explains the difference between a VP of Enrollment and a Dean or Director of admission, (3) Courtney explains what the Virtual Renaissance is, and how she came to realize, this is what Babson needed to do
(Length 20 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:10:09) Recommended resource: The book, “Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got

College Spotlight (1:20:18) : University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ( (Length 46 minutes)

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