It’s back in the life cycle. Students complete colleges and universities across the country and for many the unanswered question is: What now?
The NAFSA: Association of International Educators will soon hold its annual international conference in Denver. One of the keynote speakers is NY Times columnist David Brooks. When I think about the graduation and what “place” millions of young people have in front of me, I reread his column in The Times on September 8, 2014. “Become a real person.”
Brooks refers to three different tasks of the current university: commercial (preparation for work), cognitive (acquisition of information and knowledge) and moral (building an integrated self-image). Of course, the Times published several letters a week later to publishers from locations across the country. The essence of these answers was that students didn’t have to choose one path over another.
A good continuation of the Brooks column …
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