Instead Of Going To Work, Young Women Going Back To College
Here's a genius -- the woman mentioned in The New York Times article by Catherine Rampell who's leaving Starbucks to get a master's in strategic communications. My prediction: She'll be back at Starbucks in no time...with a lot of debt.
Though young women in their late teens and early 20's view today's economic lull as an opportunity to upgrade their skills, their male counterparts are more likely to take whatever job they can find. The longer-term consequences, economists say, are that the next generation of women may have a significant advantage over their male counterparts, whose career options are already becoming constrained.
For now at least, many young women still feel that the deck is stacked against them.
"Almost everyone in my program is female," said Ms. Baker, who hopes a master's degree will help her get a job running communications at a nonprofit group. "That's partly because of the program, but also because as women we feel like we have to be more educated to be able to compete in really any field."
Start with being "more educated" about what fields are hiring -- and paying.
via Kate Coe