The Globe’s Kevin Cullen stands up for his alma mater UMass. Read his column here, and get the Globe if you appreciate the writing.
And get this news about how public universities are viewed by job recruiters. This is from boston.com:
Employment recruiters say that public universities are producing the most prepared and well-rounded prospects for entry-level jobs, with better life skills to fit in to their corporate cultures and prosper, according to a survey of 479 recruiters by the Wall Street Journal. A top 25 list developed by the newspaper included 19 public universities and only one New England institution, MIT, which ranked No. 23. While critical thinking and the intellect of Ivy Leaguers are appreciated, recruiters are looking for practical skills for new product developers, operations managers, engineers, and business analysts, a related Journal article says. The article notes that with recruiting budgets down, companies are visiting fewer and larger schools to be more efficient.