On June 1, Campus Philly held our Annual Meeting at International House Philadelphia. Campus Philly president, Deborah Diamond, moderated a conversation between David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president, Comcast Corporation and Valerie Smith, president, Swarthmore College. Listen to their take on preparing today’s students for the workforce.
13:50 - “Our goal at Comcast is to encourage [young professionals] to have those three jobs in a decade, we just want all of them to be at Comcast.” – David L. Cohen
16:00 - “We often say about liberal arts education …that while we may not be training students for a particular job, we are actually training students for the range of jobs that they are likely to have.” – Valerie Smith
26:35 - “The big challenge for us [at] Swarthmore is the increasing focus on outreach to students from low-income backgrounds. Part of the challenge that we face is making it possible for students with high financial need to be able to take advantage of internships that are unpaid.” – Valerie Smith
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