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YCBK 286: Gus Resendiz, Avoiding the potholes in athletic recruiting Part 2

YCBK 285: Elite Colleges’ Quiet Fight to Favor Alumni Children

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (18:46) : Mark and Julia discuss an article from Stephanie Saul that appeared in the New York Times updated on October 31st entitled, “Elite Colleges’ Quiet Fight to Favor Alumni Children”
(Length 23 minutes)

This week’s question (41:30) Mark and Lisa answer our first two Speakpipe questions that were sent in.

Eric from Iowa has a lot of questions about hiring a college coach for his junior son and another anonymous listener also has questions about hiring a college coach. Lisa and Mark do a 55 minute deep dive over the next two weeks to answer their two questions (length 36 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:17:00) Mark continues his interview with Wendy Beckemeyer, the VP of enrollment at Cornell College. Wendy will help us to understand what makes Cornell College special. Part 2 of 3. Part 2-Preview: (1) Wendy talks about the Abet accreditation and what this means, (2) Wendy talks about the strategic plan, (3) Wendy shares some new offerings Cornell is launching, (4) Wendy shares two new financial plans Cornell is launching to make paying for college friction-less, (5) Wendy shares the type of student that thrives at Cornell College, (6) Wendy elaborates on how friendships are forged at Cornell, (7) Wendy talks about the core curriculum at Cornell, (8) Wendy talks about creativity is expressed at Cornell,

Wendy Beckemeyer
(9) Wendy talks about what Cornell needs to work on to become an even better school, (10) Wendy talks about what she feels Cornell does exceptionally well, (11) Wendy talks about how Cornell is extending very generous financial aid to residents from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, California and Colorado (Length 9 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:26:42) The recommended resource is the book “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs” by Lauren Rivera. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, kindle and as an audio book. It argues that where you go to college greatly influences your job offers when it comes to Wall Street, Consulting and white shoe corporate law firms.

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