Murray Sabrin: College is the most important four years of your life
There are plenty of Millennials that are having trouble finding jobs after college. The job market has forced many of those young people to either move back in with their parents, to return to school for another degree or both.
Murray Sabrin, a finance professor at Ramapo College, joined me to discuss what the exact problem(s) are for students coming out of college. I asked professor Sabrin what advice he would give parents and more specifically students, when they're thinking about what to major in.
"Well the thing is, business has always been good because we are a market-oriented economy and companies need qualified students in so many different areas, whether it's accounting marketing, finance. These are areas student should gravitate to. Unfortunately, students have been majoring in the so-called 'soft subjects,' a lot of the social sciences where the jobs opportunities are not there. Students have to really look at the job market see exactly what can I do best, what do I like to do and then develop their skills to the best of their abilities. "
Sabrin made an interesting point about students in college, likening it to a work program. I tell students, 'you are now in a four-year training period where you need to develop your skills. So not only do you need to develop one skill, but you should develop two or three skills in college.'"
Listen to what else Professor Sabrin and I discussed about Millennials and the job market in the YouTube clip above.
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