College students graduating from the University of California are encouraged to consider a career in business, but a new study suggests that may be counterproductive.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed 2,800 college students, comparing academic and financial performance after graduating from high school.
More than 60 percent of students said they had a positive effect on their financial future, with less than a third saying they had an impact.NACE’s CEO and president, MaryAnn Killion, says that students are looking to get ahead in their careers, and that can be challenging.
She said that while there are some skills that are essential for success in business or other professions, “we think that if students take that opportunity to really think about how they’re going to contribute to their future, and what their opportunities are, they’ll really get more out of their education and they’ll be much more successful in their career.”NACE is a nonprofit organization that advocates for higher education, including for higher-quality education.
They also encourage more students to take courses and pursue internships in their field.