Why Millennials Struggle at Work

Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of There Is Life After College, explains at a Zócalo event why millennials struggle to transition from college to work, with insight from Xerox Head of Global Learning John Leutner. Recent graduates working at Xerox told Leutner they were struggling with time management. Why was this so difficult? Selingo explains that undergraduate life is highly structured, with schedules and due dates laid out well in advance–a sharp contrast to the competing priorities and unstructured environment of a typical office.

Your Kid’s College Degree Might Be Worthless

Author Jeff Selingo Says Students Aren’t Getting the Skills They Need for Today’s Economy

For decades, a college degree “was a signal that people were ready for the workforce,” a sign to parents that their children “were going to be golden in the job …

Can a Public University Fix a City’s Achilles Heel?

UCLA Is Mobilizing Its Brains and Its Muscle to Make L.A. Energy and Water Independent

Can a university really help make its home city 100 percent independent on water and energy?

In Los Angeles, we’re going to find out. UCLA, where I’ve spent almost 50 years …

Why Can’t We All Fight On Like Old USC?

California's Public Universities Could Learn Some Things From the Rise of the Trojans

The University of Southern California football team is likely to lose to archrival UCLA this Thanksgiving weekend. But away from the gridiron, USC is on a decades-long winning streak that …

Californians Have No Idea How Important Public Universities Are

If They Did, They’d Stop Making the Schools Beg for Money

Californians, I regret to inform you that your diploma is being held up. You won’t be able to graduate.

You flunked higher education.

Another state budget, accompanied by an eight-month-long …

What UC Merced’s Class of 2015 Tells Us About the Future of California

The Golden State Invested in a World-Class Campus in the Central Valley. Why Give Up on It Now?

At commencement this past weekend, UC Merced sent a crop of about 1,100 graduates off into the world. Six years ago, when we awarded degrees to our first full graduating …