The bachelor's degree — long a ticket to middle-class comfort — is losing its luster in the U.S. job market. Wages for college graduates across many majors have fallen since the 2007-09 recession. However, the outlook for experienced graduates, aged 35 to 54, is brighter, with wages generally stable since the crisis. Among the factors at play are advances in technology and automation, which are not only taking away U.S. manufacturing jobs, but also having an impact on white collar workers. A graduate's level degree is increasingly offering the bigger salary bump as the wage gap between graduate degree-holders and undergrads has been growing since the recession. Your major is only one determinant of future earnings potential, as the training experience from internships, debt levels, and soft skills also help shape salary and job prospects. I, for one, wish K offered a couple more classes in my intended field, but I do believe certain classes helped me gain the "soft skills" (discussion, interaction, sociability) that the article talks about. What are your thoughts on the lack of wage gain for undergrads since the recession?
Do you think K has developed the "soft skills" in you to prepare you for the workforce?
Would you want any change in the curriculum to leave you better off after graduation?