Consider Mentoring


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Vance Hall Robert A. Vance Hall on the campus of Central CT State University, housing the School of Business.

One of the things that hasn’t changed much since the mid-70s when I graduated from college is the notion that college is an artificial environment and that college graduates don’t understand the “real world” in which they are trying to / being asked to work. I’m not talking about the pay-your-own-way real world or the don’t-be-late-for-things real world. I’m talking about when you start to realize that your job depends on a bunch of skills that they didn’t teach you in school.

I don’t know if I ever had a job where I was hired for what I learned in college. It didn’t help that my undergraduate degree is in chemistry, but that’s another story. My graduate degree was in business, specifically Operations Research, however I was hired to be a programmer/analyst. I…

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