Can students begin their careers immediately after their K12 graduation? What are the career opportunities they can explore? Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman (Dean - Undergraduate Programs and Distinguished Professor, SP Jain School of Global Management) answers these questions and more in an article for the Higher Education Digest, an independent higher education portal.
“In some countries such as the United States and the Philippines, there has been a move to produce job-ready or business-ready high school graduates under the K-12 program. The primary goal of the curriculum that has been put into place is to get students skilled and market-ready. It’s all about shaping and polishing the youth for employment through skills development in lieu of preparing them for university education,” writes Dr Jayaraman.
He also talks about the rise of new career trends such as volunteering and starting a business. He shares how several students have turned their hobby into a source of income through blogging, YouTube, real estate and freelancing.
To conclude, Dr Jayaraman writes, “Not all is lost if a student does not have a desire to pursue a higher education degree after graduating from K-12. All that is required is a certain amount of passion and dedication to the task.”
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About the Author:
Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman
Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman is currently the Dean – Undergraduate Programs and Distinguished Professor at SP Jain School of Global Management where he oversees the undergraduate programs at all four campuses (Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney). Prior to taking on this role, he was the Principal and Associate Dean at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. Before joining Great Lakes, he was a tenured senior faculty at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, USA, where he taught Supply Chain Operations and Analytics. (Read more)
He received his MS in Mathematical Sciences and his MBA in Management and Information Technology from the University of Akron, his MS in Operations Research and his PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from The Ohio State University, USA.
In addition to his extensive consulting engagement with several Fortune 100 companies, he has more than 25 years of teaching (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Executive MBA and PhD) and research experience and has many years of experience in teaching Executive Education for various companies. He has received numerous awards both in teaching and research. He has published more than 100 research articles and his work in the area of Supply Chains and Service Operations has been heavily cited by both researchers and practitioners. He has co-authored three books and is writing a fourth book in the area of Supply Chain Analytics.