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Odyssey newsletter: change . enrollment . careers
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Volume 1, Issue 3

by Michael Wagner

Knowledge Pilot, Launch Global Education


Happy June!  Each week, we dedicate ourselves to publishing the Odyssey Newsletter as a current and relevant news source to bring attention to the top weekly stories on preparing for college, to share a (hopefully) helpful piece of advice, and to add a little something uplifting or fun. As we bring you stories each week, we hope they will spur interest for our readers to dig deeper into a topic (or two) of interest. In our own way, we are encouraging our readers to join us in one of LGE’s core beliefs—the enjoyment of lifelong learning.

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road to horizon

Change is the new normal

The one thing I think we can all agree on is that over the last few years, the world has experienced an enormous amount of change. Many of us have never experienced so much change, yet as the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, is credited with saying, “Change is the only constant in life.” The following article by Dilshad Sheikh for University World News discusses three possible major changes in higher education.

Why the only constant in the future is change

Where have all the students gone?

The major news headlines regarding higher education continue to be centered on the skyrocketing costs of college and its effects on enrollment. College attendance has been even further impacted by the pandemic and the shift in the traditional college-going experience to an influx of hybrid learning. This recent article by Natalie Schwartz in Higher Ed Dive on a report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center supports the concerns universities and colleges have regarding enrollment.

Undergraduate enrollment falls 4.7% this spring

What do I want to be when I grow up?

When students begin to consider a life path, many have no idea what they want to do when they begin college. Let’s face it, there are many adults today that are still trying to figure it out. Even if they do have an idea, many students will alter their plans at some point or work in a field unrelated to their chosen degrees. Not to be used as the only tool in looking at career options, the following article by Stacy Rapacon and Elaine Silverstrini for Kiplinger explores the top college majors by expected future earnings.  I will prepare you, there is clearly a trend.

25 best college majors for a lucrative career

As the world opens up, so do the options

When the pandemic began and countries made decisions to close their borders, universities and colleges were greatly affected on how international students would be allowed to pursue their higher education options. However, a recent article by Brendan O'Malley, also in University World News summarizing a College Board report, shows that international students are once again pursuing options abroad.

(To review the full College Board report, click here)

International applicants forecast to rise by 46% by 2026

Tip of the week

jar of growing money

One of my true passions is educating young adults to understand money, formally known as financial literacy. In fact, I wrote a book about it.  Here is our tip of the week on the subject. This article by John Rampton in Entrepreneur addresses several ways parents can help their children learn about the importance of money management.

25 ways to help your young children save their money

Before you go...

bird flies away

The news of Cheryl Sandberg departing Facebook in the fall reverberated around the business world this week. I thought it would only be fitting to share a YouTube snippet from the PM channel of the commencement speech she delivered at the University of California – Berkeley in 2017. Enjoy the powerful messages she shared with the graduates.

Resilience – Sheryl Sandberg’s speech at UC Berkeley

I hope you enjoyed this week’s newsletter.

See you next week.