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What You Can't Tell Your Students Anymore
“[Students] may have to learn. They will need to be far more adaptable and creative than previous college graduates were. While pursuing work as environmental activists, journalists, academics, or novelists, they may need to consider work as waiters, painters, dog walkers, or other less-satisfying positions. In other words, they may have to learn what actors have long known: There is honorable work to be found while pursuing your dream. We can’t all do what we love everyday.
As they navigate an uncharted course, those of us to whom they turn for guidance will need to rethink our go-to words of wisdom that, like telegrams, are fading relics.”
From What You Can't Tell Your Students Anymore by Pamela Newkirk, Professor of Journalism at NYU.