General Session

NOT BASEBALL

The conference organizers added overfill rooms. This was a nice reaction. They also had rooms on both sides of a traffic bottleneck. 

The talk by Jeffrey Selingo focused on how employers want soft skills like curiosity, creativity, digital awareness, critical thinking, and humility. Employees want time management because they are not used to deciding what is next for themselves and how to balance training with work projects and family. 

Students in the South are more likely to come from families with income under $40,000. That is where growth is. “Launch” age is now 30 and not 26. 

Debt, internships, and credentials are the three factors that most impact students life in 20’s. (Correlation- not cause in internship?)

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