Empower your future by daring to believe in what you can become!
As parents and teachers, we want to equip our students with the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and on the job.
We know that earning a college degree requires a significant investment of time and money, and we want our students to earn their degree and get a job in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
We expect our students to earn a 4-yr degree in four years, and some students do.
But did you know…
Students who graduate with their “four-year” degree in five or six years do so at great expense.
The average annual cost of a public four-year college in the US is about $17,237 (2), and the average starting salary of a BS-level college graduate is about $50,994 (3).
So, a student who takes an extra year to graduate essentially loses $68,000 ($17,000 in educational costs and $51,000 in lost income).
Developing academic success skills increases the likelihood of graduating on time.
We also expect our grads to be equipped with employability skills, and some grads are.
But did you know…
Grads equipped with leadership and soft skills should land a good job sooner rather than later, thereby minimizing lost income.
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Cary J. Green, PhD
Success skills are important because a well-developed skill set enables you to perform at the level of your ability.
I learned the importance of success skills the hard way. I graduated in the top 10% of my high school class, but I got a D in my freshman chemistry course in college. I thought I would never understand chemistry, and I considered dropping out of college.
But I finally figured out that the problem wasn't chemistry. The problem was that I lacked the academic success skills I needed to learn chemistry. I worked hard, but working hard was not enough.
If you are struggling in a class despite your best effort, you know what I mean.
I developed my success skills and learned to work smarter. I repeated the course and earned an “A.”I don’t think my IQ increased, but my new skills enabled me to perform like I was smarter.
My experience in that freshman chemistry course is a big part of the reason I dedicate my career to helping students develop their success skills.
And it’s also the reason I say that a well-developed skill set enables you to perform at the level of your ability.
My name is Cary J. Green. I equip students with skills to succeed in the classroom and on the job.
(1) U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Winter 2016–17, Graduation Rates component. See Digest of Education Statistics 2017, table 326.10.
(2) U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2019). Digest of Education Statistics, 2017 (NCES 2018-070), Chapter 3.
(3) National Association of Colleges and Employers. Fall 2019 Salary Survey Executive Summary. Retrieved April 3, 2020 from National Association of Colleges and Employers: https://www.naceweb.org/uploadedfiles/files/2019/publication/executive-summary/2019-nace-salary-survey-fall-executive-summary.pdf
(4) Adecco Staffing. The American Skills Gap is Real. Retrieved March 31, 2020, from Adecco Staffing: https://www.adeccousa.com/employers/resources/skills-gap-in-the-american-workforce/
(5 National Association of Colleges and Employers. (2017, April 3). Job Outlook 2016: The Attributes Employers Want to See on New College Graduates’ Resumes. Retrieved from Naceweb.org: http://www.naceweb.org/career-development/trends-and-predictions/job-outlook-2016-attributes-employers-want-to-see-on-new-college-graduates-resumes/