College Grads: Can They Find Jobs in the Current Economy?

Available for Interviews: Mat Jacobson

Mat Jacobson is the Founder & CEO of the Ducere Global Business School, and as a thought leader on innovation within education, is creating some of the industry’s most innovative educational platforms and projects. He is a regular media contributor on topics of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and has appeared in articles including Wealth Creator, Marketing Magazine, Business First, Smart Magazine, Start-Up Smart, and Business Builders.

What Mat Jacobson can say in an interview on
College Graduates and the Job Market:

      • The global pandemic has made the already difficult task of securing graduate employment even harder. Many sectors such as hospitality, tourism, and leisure have seen jobs all but disappear.

      • Finding the right job is more complex than finding just any job. For example, some universities will highlight graduate employment rates that at first glance sound impressive, but the truth is not as attractive. Getting any job is not the same as getting a job in your chosen field. An IT major working at Starbucks is not exactly benefiting from their degree.
      • According to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only “27% of college graduates work in a field relative to their major.”
      • The reason is because of the gap between a college liberal arts education, and the job skills employers demand. It’s hard to demonstrate where exactly that medieval history class can be applied to a programming function!
      • Choosing the right degree should not be about getting a piece of paper to frame on your wall. Students should think carefully about the field they want to work in, and then doing a lot of homework to find programs that have solid industry connections that build genuine applied skills employers are looking for.
      • Choosing the wrong degree can leave many graduates bewildered, wondering why they spent 5 years, a lot of hard work, and $120,000 to be no closer to their dream job. On the other hand, an applied, targeted, low-cost degree designed to launch your professional career can have a dramatic positive impact.

A recent article in Anchorage Daily News:

Advice for New Graduates Entering a Job Market Pounded by the Pandemic


Interview: Mat Jacobson

Mat Jacobson is the Founder of the Ducere Global Business School, which has been recognized by the State of California, the US Congress as well as numerous global awards for transforming access to higher education. He is a global leader in disrupting the education sector and has founded three education startups (The prior two were ultimately sold to publicly listed companies.).

As the founder of Ducere, Jacobson, together with hundreds of world leaders ranging from Presidents to heads of the UN and CIA and global companies, are transforming education to overcome systemic barriers to be relevant, applied, affordable, and accessible.

Jacobson is also a keynote speaker and has given talks on education innovation from Harvard University to European governments.

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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