Instead of wishing for change in the world, he is making change, and the formula he shares with others is simple; seize the opportunity to lead, innovate, find your passion, and resonate. He's Thomas McGovern, a leader in change.
I work for a university that confers advanced degrees, so you might expect me to wholeheartedly endorse the idea of earning a master's degree. But I also study the job market, hiring trends and corporate cultures, and I speak to many corporate recruiters and hiring managers.
Over 73 million adults have a college degree in this country, but less than 2 million of them are members of the One Percent. Most earn less than a fifth of what they'd need to qualify for the One Percent.
Being disillusioned with your life's path is a symptom, not a sickness. In other words, it's a sign of something much deeper that you have to address. You can't just throw money at universities and expect them to cure your life's woes.
Have you ever thought about going back to college? There always seems to be a few reasons that hold you back (like, "I'm too old" or "I don't have the money"), but if you are honest with yourself, an improved education could benefit you tremendously.
Is grad school worth it? The debate rages, and the economic rewards or ramifications are compared ad nauseam. While I have weighed in on the debate already, I am yet to expand upon the non-financial reasons why graduate school is worth the money.
Six years ago, I earned my master's in journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park. From then on, I have been pursuing my lifelong master's degree. This time around, there is no graduation, commencement speech, mortarboard or tassels.
The idea consistently presented to me is that really smart people go to graduate school; that's just what they do. So I should be going. This line of thinking is beginning to frustrate me. Who ever said that the top of the class has to go on and earn another degree?
Recent college graduates also get the message that a BA is not enough -- from employers, peers, and graduate schools themselves. They must continue on to graduate school. But is more education always better?