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Degree or Not Degree: The Higher Education Dilemma

2024 Global Conference

Degree or Not Degree: The Higher Education Dilemma

Monday, May 6, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Experts in a vast field of opinions will explore the complex interplay between higher education, skills-based hiring, and the sometimes elusive value of a college degree in today's workforce. Join our panelists as they delve into the ongoing debate about the relevance of traditional degrees in a job market that increasingly emphasizes practical skills and competencies. They will address the emerging trend toward alternative skill-building pathways and assess how individuals can navigate the range of choices to align their educational experiences with their career goals. A critical factor in any decision: How are US college students and alumni tackling student debt? Listen to what university presidents, corporate executives, and government officials must contribute to this broader discourse on the changing landscape of higher education, as well as the multifaceted world of skills, degrees, and employability. 

Jeff Selingo
Author and Journalist
Eric Gertler
Executive Chairman and CEO, U.S. News & World Report
Daphne Kis
President, WorldQuant University
Michael Roth
President, Wesleyan University
Ben Sasse
President, University of Florida