Diploma depression: a national epidemic

There is no question that the value of a college degree has never been higher. Americans with four year degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree. Thats a huge increase from 89 percent just five years earlier and that trend just continues to tread upwards.

If this is the case, then why are we seeing an epidemic of students suffering from what we at The CCC have termed, “Diploma Depression”?

“We have too few college graduates,” says David Autor, an M.I.T. economist, who was not involved in the Economic Policy Institute’s analysis. “We also have too few people who are prepared for college.”

Diploma Depression is the feeling and attitude a graduate (or soon to be graduate), takes on when they come to the realization that their four-year degree may not actually get them to where they want to be.  Too often, students enroll in four-year schools and accumulate massive debt – only to graduate with a degree that could hypothetically, eventually lead to a fulfilling career..

Without proper guidance and expectations laid out for the record number of young adults set to graduate in the next five years, Diploma Depression will continue to plague recent graduates.  Achieving a diploma from college is a great milestone in anyone’s life; however, it is not the end goal on the road to success.. Unfortunately, the message our students hear throughout high school, and even during college, is that when they complete their degree, doors will open. Unfortunately, students find upon graduation that a bachelor’s degree is simply a prerequisite for an interview.

Fortunately, the antidote for D.D. has been discovered in The C3 Roadmap. The self-awareness gained from understanding the three parts of the mind often results in the student’s “aha moment.” This moment is the turning point from “What do I do now?” to “Let me stay on the path to get to where I want.”

When a student has clarity on what their personal unique strengths are and then understand where they want to go, D.D. cannot affect them. We have experienced the joy of helping students avoid the consequences of D.D. before even stepping a foot on campus, and we look forward to helping thousands more in the years to come.

We have the antidote for Diploma Depression waiting for students and parents everywhere. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.