The Who, What, and Why of college. Should college prepare you for a job? It should prepare you for more than a job – it should prepare you for a career in particular and for life in general. How does it do that? A college degree addresses the three questions of Who, What, and Why. WHO: In a professional career, as with life in general, you have to deal with a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures. Cultures that are different by region of the world and even by region of the city. WHAT: In a professional career, you have to know the language of the discipline, all its terms and inner workings. WHY: To be a top professional, you have to know why the systems are designed the way they are. You have to also understand the inter-connections that exist among and within systems. You can better anticipate, and then minimize, unintended consequences (e.g., side effects, collateral damage) if you can see those inter-connections. With broad knowledge (general education and support courses) AND detailed knowledge (major courses), seeing those inter-connections is greatly enhanced.
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