Right Out of the Gate, Law School Graduates Learn How Unfair Life Can Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In four states, those graduating from ABA-accredited law firms got very lucky because of COVID-19. That means that the law school graduates do not have to take the bar exam - ever. Complimentary consultation on your marketing communications in COVID-19 time. Those states are Louisiana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. The Supreme Courts in those four approved the Diploma Privilege.

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Proposing Graduated Pay Cuts - BuzzFeed Wants to Prevent Layoffs in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plan, which needs union approval, reports the Daily Beast , is to implement a graduated system of pay cuts. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Like so many media outlets, BuzzFeed is experiencing financial challenges. The usual play-out in this Time of COVID-19 is that readership is up but not necessarily revenues.    The leadership at BuzzFeed, including Chief Executive Officer Jonah Peretti, doesn't want to have layoffs.

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The Extreme Trauma of Matriculating for Professional and Graduate Academic Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe, at least if the studying takes place in the competitive environment of a university in high-stakes professional programs or graduate specializations. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Let's cut to the chase: Does studying make you crazy? It's been documented how law students around the world encounter anxiety and depression. Also, it it is well known how fearful they are in the U.S. about getting help.

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Investing Our Young Lives in Professional/Graduate Degrees - Wounds That Rarely Heal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, one reason the number of those landing jobs 10 months out of law school which require passage of the bar exam has gotten better is that there are fewer graduates. What could be in the making is yet another glut situation: More JD graduates than jobs available.  Once hailed as the best and brightest who had received prestigious fellowships to matriculate in graduate studies, we became unmarketable. Complimentary initial consultation.

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Change in Graduate Federal Loan Program - No One to Replace Jack McCoy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The graduate federal loan program is what so many law students depend on for lower-interest financing of their education. House of Representatives in December advanced out of the committee a Higher Education Act reauthorization bill that would make several major changes to graduate federal loans."   A change in the graduate federal loan program would, of course, present a bigger threat to the future of legal education than the downsizing of the legal sector. 

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Retirement/Semi-Retirement - More Brutal Rite of Passage Than Graduating College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember the film "The Graduate!"  Here and there they might have done some consulting.   Complimentary initial consultation. Retirement - or even the semi-retirement version - is turning out to be a rite of passage as brutal as transitioning from formal education to the world of work. "  After the organization sings some variation of the theme of "Happy Trails to You" you tend to fall into a black hole.

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Mary McCarthy's "The Group" - How Those 8 Graduates of a Woman's College Might Have Aged

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" It chronicled how 8 graduates of an all-woman's college navigated life post graduation. " It would track the emotional, social, and work lives of graduates of all-women colleges as they aged. By graduation, though, we were convinced we were smart enough to not make the mistakes our mothers had. Complimentary consultation. In 1963, pre-Second Wave Feminism, Mary McCarthy published the novel "The Group."

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Understanding the BCG Matrix Model

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The Boston Matrix, BCG Matrix or Growth-share Matrix is a chart that was developed by the Boston Consulting Group in 1970 to help businesses analyze their product lines. These are question marks that were able to graduate to become stars.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker

Manner of Speaking

Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005) Austrian-born American Management Consultant and Author. Photo courtesy of The Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”. Peter Drucker. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker appeared first on Manner of speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Peter Drucker public speaking

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Supposedly Sending a Message: Will Harvard Graduate Teaching/Research Assistants Be Heard (inside and beyond that elite academic institution)?

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So, of course, the strike by graduate and research assistants is being closely watched by the media. Those who have been a graduate teaching or research assistant (I had been both) in elite academic institutions understand that they are the front lines of service.   To succeed in their future career, most graduate students need professors and administrators with power to open doors for them. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com.

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Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree The Wall Street Journal By Heather R. Marketing specialist and executive consultant. ▼ August (6) The “One Thing&# to be a Powerful Presenter: Pause Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree Speaker Boot Camp in the UK Presentation Skills Club Page on Facebook How Long is Forever?

Work: You Don't Got It 'Till You Got It

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"Some of the largest consulting firms, including McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group, are pushing back start dates for some of their newest hires."  BigConsulting also is embracing DefLand as the new business-as-usual for those graduates holding job offers. In management consulting, the reasons include:  Current COVID-19 global business conditions. So much of a management consultant's professional life involves travel.

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Useful Career Advice for Would-be Presentation Designers

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She works as a Visualization Consultant for BrightCarbon now, but is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. Amy Singh has previously written for us outlining 5 Easy Visualization Tips for More Effective Presentations. Her alma mater recently invited her back to introduce current students to the world of presentation design and advise on the specific skills to build if you are interested in working in this field.… … Bitesize Build Your Skills training

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The New Debt Factory: The Elite M.B.A. Program in the U.S.

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for saddling graduates with large student loan debt. Bloomberg surveyed graduates of the M.B.A. graduates on their way to multi-million-dollar compensation being executives in large companies? Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com Law school (along with medical school) has company among top M.B.A. programs in the U.S. Class of 2018 from elite schools like Harvard Business.

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The Public Relations of Not Representing Tara Reade Any More - Douglas Wigdor

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In its coverage of Reade, CNN uncovered that she did not graduate from Antioch University. She had been admitted to Seattle University School of Law as part of a special program which did not require graduation from an accredited college or university.  Complimentary consultation for what you need for strategy, research, ghostwriting, and editing janegenova374@gmail.com. The exit was masterful. As it should be in this era of public relations.

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Commencement Speeches - Replace Them

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  I would go further, all the way back to my own college graduation. Here it is: a short excerpt from a film or YouTube video that touches on what graduates will encounter. All that could provide graduates with a solid takeaway. But, in this interactive era, institutions of higher learning should probably survey the graduates about what would be meaningful to them.  Complimentary initial consultation.

English Most Regretted College Major (Source: ZipRecruiter)

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ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,225 college graduates who were searching for jobs. To do anything with it, at least directly, graduate school was necessary. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Among them, the major they most regretted spending four years studying was English. Out there pounding the pavement (or the keyboard), what they came to realize was this: The problems with majoring in English were that it was impractical and unmarketable.

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A Strange Cases, Indeed - Michael Potere

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Once an associate at Dentons and headed for a new future by attending graduate school, Michael Potere has been indicated. The puzzling saga started when Potere informed Dentons he was going to graduate school in political science.   A graduate of Northwestern Law School, Potere likely wasn't stupid. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation.

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Higher Education, Unmarketable Degrees, Student Loans, Lessons Not Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But at Southwestern Law School, all it bought was a JD degree for which less than half the graduates leveraged into a full-time position requiring that credential and bar passage.  News, in 2018, Southwestern Law School graduates had the highest average school loan debt among all the law schools. And only 48% of those graduates landed a full-time job requiring that degree and admission to the bar.

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The Dream Job of Working in a Cultural Institution in Manhattan.

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  In addition, the salary of those earning $100k or more has been reduced on a graduated basis. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. "The coronavirus has been devastating to cultural institutions in the city [Manhattan] that has been forced to shut their doors … and to cancel major fund-raising events …"  - Julia Jacobs, The New York Times , May 6, 2020. Darkness falls fast in The Time of the Coronavirus.

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Disruption: You Can Get the JD Online (but you better be smarter than the standard applicant)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Abovethelaw reports, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law graduated its first online class. Those who are the big influencers (and money-makers) might not be the graduates of the T-14 or from a family of lawyers.  Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Given that the Socratic method had been standard in much of legal education, few anticipated that studying for the JD could take place primarily online. But that's what has been happening.

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The M.B.A. Brand - The Unthinkable Is Happening

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Overall, during the present academic cycle, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, applications are down 9.1% post-graduation. What deans at graduate schools of business have to worry about is this: Is the steep decline in applications an aberration or a long-term trend? Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. The once prestigious M.B.A. brand has lost value. 

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"The Professor Is In" By Karen Kelsky - Maybe Our Lost Gen Of Humanities Scholars Could Have Landed Tenure-Track Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her 2015 guide to being hired for a tenure-track job, Karen Kelsky hammers how naïve graduate students are. Yet, despite the passage of decades and the example of my gen of Lost Scholars, youth continues to flock into graduate school in unmarketable specializations such as the humanities and social sciences. The seductive reality is that graduate school is a wonderful refuge for those of us who enjoy reading, thinking, analysis, and writing.

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Media Outlets Love Lawyers Who Allegedly Screw Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This time the New York Post coverage is about New York Law graduate Ra'Shaun Kelley. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. When lawyers are accused of illegal activity, they become a major news item. Members of the media love bad-boy and bad-girl lawyers. Allegedly he was involved in three sexual assaults in New York City during the timespan December 9, 2014 until January 14, 2015. He also has been accused of burglary. 

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Barnard Brand Back in Play - Malika Jones Arrested for First-Degree Murder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What student, parent, graduate, professor, or administrator wants his or her institution of higher learning associated with murders. Please take advantage of a complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Earlier it was the killing of Tessa Majors in Central Park.    Now, it's the alleged murder of Inell Jones by daughter Malika Jones, 22.    Both murders throw shade on Ivy Barnard.

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Graduates can emerge with $100K to $500K in student loans. There is a glut of graduates and, even those lucky enough to land a job, will be stuck for years in low-compensation hell. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians? That professional path seems to offer both the satisfaction of helping animals and a good living. So wrong.

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Alone - Donald Hall Still At It, Playing with Concepts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Generations of students, undergraduate and graduate at the University of Michigan, will remember Hall, with reverence. A nobody graduate student like myself could talk with him.  Contact Jane Genova for complimentary consultation to get the competitive edge in your marketing communications (janegenova374@gmail.com). Nearly 90. brandname writer, Donald Hall, is still at it. In an article in The New Yorker , he plays with the concept of being alone.

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Recovery Coming to Abrupt Halt? Agesim Roars In

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  Recently, more and more help-wanted indicate the preference is for "recent college graduate." After all, the recent college graduate could be 50 years old. Complimentary consultation. Those who unofficially interpret economic indicators may be the ones to believe. Not the official spokespeople for entrenched interests such as financial institutions and partisan think tanks. The word is that the long recovery might be abruptly halting.

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Picking a Lane with Anna Liotta

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Her deep understanding of generational dynamics is grounded in 20 years of research, keynoting and consulting clients ranging from Amazon.com to Coca Cola, Red Robin to the NBA. This means that every Thanksgiving, graduation, or wedding is a fascinating case study in multi-generational communication. Being specific in your topic is so important to building your brand and becoming recognized as an expert in your field.

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David Lat, Abovethelaw.com Founder, Treated for Coronavirus

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His first had been, as a Yale-graduated lawyer, in the legal sector. Please take advantage of a complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Through Twitter, Facebook, and coverage on Law.com , David Lat has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. So has his husband Zachary Shemtob.    Lat did this as a public service. The disclosure is to warn those who had come in contact with him since February 23rd to get tested.

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Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2015, film-maker John Walters told the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design that they had to think and behave out of the box. Incidentally, Waters instructed the graduates to ignore rejection. Of course, the persona of the soon-to-be graduate is High Cool. In nowhereville eastern Ohio (the steel mill closed down decades ago) their parents tell me the graduates are coming home - to where there are no well-paying jobs.

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Layoffs in Corporate Compliance Departments Could Set Stage for Uptick in Whistleblowing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the 2008 - 2009 reductions in force in law firms, some career experts recommended that displaced lawyers and new law school graduates who can't land jobs apply for compliance positions within corporations. Complimentary consultation for what you need for strategy, research, ghostwriting, and editing janegenova374@gmail.com.

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New Census Report Throws Shade on The College Degree (that's after Apple, Google, IBM dropped degree as hiring requirement)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

of college graduates live in poverty as of 2017.   To these two, I would add that the demographics of those graduating college are digital natives. There might be less poverty among graduates. For a complimentary consultation please set an appointment at janegenova374@gmail.com. Yes, most will admit that a college degree is  almost  necessary to make it in the current economy.

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Troubled Enough to Kill Themselves: Veterinarians on the Brink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The average can be about $170,000, with 20% of graduates dragging a $200,000 burden.  Complimentary consultation – janegenova374@gmail.com. We love our animals. So we love those who tend to their medical needs, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. The cyberbullying from the pet parents who are unhappy with the treatment is one factor in the epidemic of suicides among veterinarians. The other major causes are financial stress, burning out, and access to lethal drugs.

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"Marriage Story" - Yeah, Transition Is a B h & It's the New Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The need to let go of what had been so very okay begins - how we all remember - when we graduate from college. Even if we are continuing formal education that will be in the more serious, emotionally sterile, highly competitive corridors of law school or graduate degree programs. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Brilliantly, Nicole and Charles play out the dynamics of transition.

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Academia's Power Game - Often More Brutal than Corporate Machiavellianism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retired Michigan State University political science professor William Jacoby has been accused by the school of sexual harassment of two graduate students. Anyone familiar with how the graduate school game is played is probably not surprised at the allegations. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. One was matriculating at MSU, the other at the University of Michigan. The allegations have been made after the university investigated.

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BA/BS Class of 2020 - Maybe Coming to Work in New York City Isn't Good Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In San Antonio, Texas, for example, someone would have to be earning $195,362 to pay for what the newbie graduate has to in New York City on that $75K salary. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Gleefully, BusinessInsider presents studies documenting how New York City, home to 100 billionaires, has become an entity from the Gilded Age.

Emerging Global Meme of Work Less, Boost Productivity - The Absolute Genius of Work/Life Balance Policies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Stanford Graduate Business School professor Jeffrey Pfeffer's book "Dying for a Paycheck" documents how long hours are literally killing off employees globally.  In professional services, ranging from law to management consulting, employees are expected  not  to focus on their personal lives. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Work/Life balance is good for business. 

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Almost Century After GI Bill, College No Longer Rite of Passage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, with the average student loan nut at graduation being $37K, one out of five members of Gens X and Z is re-thinking going to college. Had I to do over again, I might have at least tried, after graduating from Snyder High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, to have landed a job, any job, at The Jersey Journal. Complimentary consultation – janegenova374@gmail.com. The GI Bill was a factor in making attending college mainstream in America.

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So Proud that Offspring Is Part of Harvard Law School JD Class of 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Lendedu , the average student loan debt for graduating JDs ranges between $24K and $170K. That's upon graduation. " A sign of the ballooning times in student loan debt, some recall way back when Elie Mystal's horror tale of owing $150K for his Harvard undergraduate and Law School graduation.   Complimentary initial consultation.

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You Majored in What!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, come graduation day, the current expectation is that the investment should generate a good job and long-term employability. Essentially, both experience and research prove out that how graduates of academic programs position and package themselves has more to do with career success than the field of study per se. Complimentary consultation.  There is high angst about choosing a major field of study in college.

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Matt Lauer - Should We Have Tag Sale for Him?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Judge Judy, who graduated from American University Washington College of Law, earns $47 million. Contact Jane Genova for complimentary consultation for your advocacy/marketing communications (janegenova374@gmail.com). Matt Lauer makes between $22 million and $26 million. That's what Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethealw.com. Here you can read the details. So, do the math.

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Roman Catholicism Brand - Bad to Have on Resume

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His stay there had been short and he had done other consulting assignments during it to account for that time period. At risk is the marketability of those who graduated from those institutions or who worked at them.  Full disclosure: I had graduated from a Roman Catholic grade school and college. Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com.

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