March 5, 2012

Charm School at MIT

There seems to be a lot of discussion lately about the value of a college education, and just how much responsibility a university has to prepare students for the workforce beyond providing skills in a narrowly focused major.

Whatever the answers to those questions are, it is a fact that most students don't receive a well-rounded education and are just not prepared to enter the job market after graduation.

Call me crazy, but I would think that universities would do anything they could to make sure their grads aren't a bunch of unemployable shmucks.

Old lady Kelly, yelling at clouds again.

Anyway, MIT has started offering short courses in etiquette and, as someone who interviews a lot of recent grads, I can tell you:  this is brilliant.

My favorite:  "Do not make noises when you eat."

Yeah, really.

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