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  1. A very good article with a very good approach to diversity hiring. It sounds as though U.S. Bank and Wallin Education Partners will end up with good candidates. However, it is also important to note that they will end up with “good candidates” because of a well thought out, well implemented program of mentor-like support for education; and good hiring practices. The 10 annual Wallin Scholars mentioned are very likely well researched, well, interviewed, and well vetted. In other words, “…the cream of the crop”. The one major disservice in this article is the suggestion that a degree will “guarantee” an additional $1mil dollars in earnings over your lifetime. Assuming that a graduate finishes a 4 year College / University at 22 years of age and works until they are 65 – these assumptions maximizing the number of years in the workplace – the calculations suggest an AVERAGE $23k per year over the course of your work life. That might be possible for the “cream of the crop”, the “top 5%”‘ however, I seriously question those numbers when employers are regularly reporting that a BA is today’s High School Diploma. Granted, it’s an arguable point; however, the statement related to the extra “$1mil” earnings potential are the kind of statements that spawn unreasonable or uninformed expectations in today’s graduates.

  2. A very good article with a very good approach to diversity hiring. It sounds as though U.S. Bank and Wallin Education Partners will end up with good candidates. However, it is also important to note that they will end up with “good candidates” because of a well thought out, well implemented program of mentor-like support for education; and good hiring practices. The 10 annual Wallin Scholars mentioned are very likely well researched, well, interviewed, and well vetted. In other words, “…the cream of the crop”. The one major disservice in this article is the suggestion that a degree will “guarantee” an additional $1mil dollars in earnings over your lifetime. Assuming that a graduate finishes a 4 year College / University at 22 years of age and works until they are 65 – these assumptions maximizing the number of years in the workplace – the calculations suggest an AVERAGE $23k per year over the course of your work life. That might be possible for the “cream of the crop”, the “top 5%”‘ however, I seriously question those numbers when employers are regularly reporting that a BA is today’s High School Diploma. Granted, it’s an arguable point; however, the statement related to the extra “$1mil” earnings potential are the kind of statements that spawn unreasonable or uninformed expectations in today’s graduates.


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