IVIES EXTRACURRICULARS AND EXCLUSION PDF

Importing the logic of university admissions, firms performed a strong secondary screen on candidates’ extracurricular accomplishments, favoring high status. Its origin is a paper from Lauren Rivera, “Ivies, Extracurricular and Exclusion: Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials.” Rivera, a. Rivera, L.A. (). Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials. Research in Social Stratification and.

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I’m not going to run through all of these intersecting threads. Importing the logic of university admissions, firms performed a strong secondary screen on candidates’ extracurricular accomplishments, favoring high status, resource-intensive activities that resonated with white, upper-middle class culture. Credentials, signals, and screens: Their value, they realize because they’re not stupid, is simply the aggregation of brands.

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Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials

His distinction turns almost entirely on quantitative abilities. She described that employers notice the prestige of the credentials in the screening process.

However, a super-elite university fxtracurriculars was insufficient on its own. Her conclusions, which have been batted around the blogosphere, come down to a handful of talking points: If elite recruiters are too busy to vet effectively, but rely on signaling from universities that are based on admissions not academics grade inflation, particularly at elite schools, blurs that signalthey will tend to recruit from the same elite schools — and they will lean toward recruiting over time people just like themselves.

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Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials

Citations Publications citing this paper. Her field observations suggest all of that. Arguably, the financial crisis was brought on by quantitative finance that significantly extrwcurriculars. Department of Sociology, Harvard….

Not surprisingly, the paper has created a stir.

Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials | Rivera

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 71— Elite employers’ use of educational credentials ‘ Research in Social Stratification and Mobilityvol. RiderGiacomo Negro Organization Science Perhaps because of the subject matter, the comments on many of these posts are well worth reading as well. Rivera’s description of the recruiting process mirrors the college admission rat race: Ivies, Extracurriculars, and Exclusion: Hard firms, like hedge and venture firms and tech startups, demand sheer mathematical brainpower and will take it where they can find it.

PepallDan Richards Fields of science No field of science has been suggested yet. By narrowly focusing on the creation of value, it’s not hard to justify this system of recruiting and hiring, particularly at such a large scale.

A former management consultant, who was involved in recruiting, Manzi questioned ivles exclusivity of Rivera’s super-elite and argued from personal experience that consultants at least do demand not just high course and test scores, but a certain rigor in course selection, particularly in math and science. Rivera is essentially putting flesh on those ghostly bones; she’s arguing that decisions made in college admissions — good, bad or indifferent — play a determinative role in where you go to work and how much money you make.

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That’s a kind way to say it. Abstract Although a robust literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and socio-economic attainment, the processes through which formal schooling yields enhanced economic extracugriculars social rewards remain less clear. Hsu, a physicist at the University of Oregon, then offered a further distinction between hard and soft firms, which are looking for subtly different skills.

Employment K Thomas Submitting the report failed. There is a sense that some sort of balance has been lost — a kind of intellectual discrimination and centeredness that depends less on math and more on “soft” perspective, historical or moral.

Anyone who’s been around Wall Street and consulting — extracurriiculars anyone with a teenager suffering through college admissions — knows the pressure that exists to get students into “elite” schools, however defined, in order to slot them onto a transmission belt to high-paying jobs, mostly at what Rivera calls the elite professional-services firms.