Why Thousands of College Grads Start Their Careers at a Rental-Car Company
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Many accounts of where college graduates ultimately land focus on the extremes: The art-history graduate working as a barista and living in his parents' basement. The polished Ivy League alumna scoring a six-figure job on Wall Street.
The more common post-college destination, though, looks a lot more like working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the flagship brand of Enterprise Holdings. And according to Enterprise, college does matter, a lot.
To Enterprise, a college degree matters mostly because it suggests that a candidate has acquired the right mix of skills to succeed in an entry-level job--and to move up the ladder from there. Its hiring philosophy and practices may reveal something important about what a B.A. truly signals.