Jobs and youth: is the degree still the best start?


On a recent Breakfast Television youth employment panel, Desautels Assistant Professor Matissa Hollister said that, though it’s not necessarily an employment guarantee, “on average, it’s very clear that the university degree is the smarter, the better way to go.” But even so, the world has changed, and a degree by itself just isn’t enough. First, there’s the perennial chicken-and-egg issue, where it takes a job to get the experience required to get a job. And millennials see a career happening in two-year chunks, whereas employers still haven’t adopted that mindset.

The upshot? Get the degree, but having a plan, taking advantage of internships and finding mentors will all help ensure success.

Read full article: Breakfast Television Montreal, March 24, 2017