Author Frank Bruni reports that a wide range of CEOs at the Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies did not attend Ivy League Schools (International Business Times). In his book, Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, Bruni cites Kettering University as one of the distinctive schools Top Fortune 500 CEOs attended as of summer 2016.
According to 2011 findings by the National Bureau of Economic Research, there is not necessarily a connection between where you go to school and what your financial and career earnings are. The article suggests that an Ivy League education does not necessarily give someone a competitive advantage in pursuing their career. You can choose to attend a top level non-Ivy League school that can position you for success.. In TIME, Kris Stadelman, director of the NOVA Workforce Investment Board in Silicon Valley notes, "Employers are interested in what skills you bring and how these skills can be used in their business."
The end result shows that the skills you graduate with and your application of classroom principles are the important factors in hiring decisions and personal career trajectory. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” skill-based universities such as Kettering University offer prospective students the chance to learn from faculty with real-world experience. At the same time, postgraduate students are able to go from the classroom and out into the field quickly applying learned skills and techniques.
Forbes contributor, Ashley Stahl observes, “Your experience, be it on the job or off the job, is what people notice.” When you choose Kettering, you’re choosing a quality school that also integrates experience into its curriculum with a capstone class. The capstone for each postgraduate program tackles real-world issues and encourages collaboration between classmates. You’ll graduate with a portfolio piece and as a well as a connection with more than 1,000 C-Suite alumni.
As the only online master of lean manufacturing program in the country and with masters in engineering management and operations management, Kettering University Online offers a C-Suite level education. Recognized for its excellence in the automotive as well as mechanical engineering industries, Kettering University Online could be the launchpad that takes your career to the next level. Learn more at online.kettering.edu