I was at a friend’s house for dinner the other night where I met a young man who just graduated from a private college. Great guy. Bright, full of energy, strong communication skills. Yet, he has been unable to to land a job in his field. His mother was rightfully concerned. You see, she and her husband had invested a substantial amount of money in their son’s education. They expected to see at least some return on their investment.
Here’s the good news. This young man is not a slacker. He is gainfully employed, although not working in a job that requires a college degree. I suspect he will make some great contacts and when the economy turns around, he may be able to leverage some of these contacts into job interviews.
To his parents I say, keep the faith. Your investment has already paid off as you’ve raised an articulate young man who will eventually find his way. Of course that’s easy for me to say as I haven’t plunked down six-figures worth of college tuition and fees…yet!
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