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Learning and relearning are key indicatorsRather than allowing the latest list of rankings to guide their college decision-making, students instead start with the end in mind: what do I want to do? Thanks to organizations such as LinkedIn, which provides free access to aggregated education and career data from its vast network of members, it’s never been easier to map the career pathways of hundreds of millions of professionals so that students can reverse engineer the college decision-making process. Rather than “where do I want to go?” as the jumping-off point, students instead start with their desired career outcome in mind and can study the varied paths other professionals took, including the skill sets required for success.

See: Reimagining higher education

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