A recent Pew research poll asked recent college graduates what they regretted the most about their time in college. While recent discussions on college would lead one to believe that most students probably said something like, “I wish I had studied engineering and not Classics,” or “I wish I had gone to business school rather than studying anthropology,” the results focused most on one thing: work.
50% of those students polled said they wished they had gained more work experience in college. This comes at a time when the emphasis on a summer internship and a part-time job are at its highest and when college stress levels are off the charts. Even beyond that, employers are looking for graduates who not only want to work, but have proven that they can work.
We hear the same thing from our business partners. When asked, “why aren’t you hiring? What about the economy makes it impossible to hire?” we’re told, “We are hiring. We just can’t find good talent.”
That’s just one of the problems we’re hoping to fix with Praxis. College students can take a year off and work full-time, or they can finish their degrees and come find an interesting business partner with us. Let’s close that 50% gap.