College prepares us for a lot of things. How to live on a tight budget, clean vomit out of a rug, rig up a beer pong table using everyday household items like MacGyver, oh, and even perform feats of math with no apparent real world applications and other questionably useful academic niceties.
Yeah, being a fresh college grad, I can tell you firsthand that this is what $200K in tuition buys these days. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to go work for Daddy Co. after graduation, this isn’t really a problem. Party on. However, if you are like most kids, you’ll be graduating into a corporate hierarchy in which you are an unknown, unproven, assumed-to-be-worthless entity. There will be expectations regarding how to interact, how to work, how to dress, how to cope with problems, and your diploma will not be able to help you here. Not an enviable position by any standards.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this issue, and it comes in paperback form courtesy of co-authors Skip Lineberg and Emily Bennington.