Are in trouble. They are having a harder time convincing the new generation of kids to go massively in debt for a liberal arts degree.
Kids are starting to smell it out too. They are starting to realize the world is different from the world of our parents and grand parents. When once you needed a degree to get ahead in life, you can now learn everything from the internet, mentors, and doing it yourself.
And know that I'm not talking about institutional jobs ie: teachers, nurses, lawyers, engineers, etc.
I can think of nothing more cruel than starting a young adult off in life with a burden of $100,000 of debt to bare for years to come. For a communications degree?! It's just wrong.
I'm not anti-college. I'm all about the college experience. I enjoyed mine very very much (all 2 years). But I do wish kids wouldn't go into massive debt just because their parents want them to go.
PARENTS: A degree will not make your child a success. Traits like work ethic, integrity, humbleness, confidence, and wisdom will though! Focus your energy there!
Every person in the music business, sales, entrepreneurship, trades, marketing, and other similar industries all start at ground zero. Not a single piece of paper will even get you in the door any faster. We all start at the bottom and work ourselves up.
(9 very skilled managers at Soundstripe. Haven't looked at a single degree. We look at their past work and their personal traits.)
And I believe that's how it should be.
I believe that's how we end up appreciating good things when they finally happen.
If you want it, get to work.