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

The Persistence of Division: 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 and social rewards remain less clear. Your email address will not be published. It’s a little difficult to discern in the final settling of accounts whether these huge opportunities to create value ended up in the black or not — and for whom. In this article, I analyze how elite professional service employers use and interpret educational credentials in real-life hiring decisions.

Rivera discussed the ways that employers interpret educational credentials to inform their hiring decisions. Elite employers’ use of educational credentials”. She is not only offering empirical backing to the mania for, say, elite kindergartens and endless tutors, but she’s significantly raising the stakes: However, it was not the content of education that elite employers valued but rather its prestige.

Citations Publications citing this paper. Instead these firms extrapolate from a smaller sample, plugging numbers into models based on past performance.

Anyone who’s been around Wall Street and consulting — or 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.

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Perhaps because of the subject matter, the comments on many of these posts are well worth reading as well. Assign to other user Search user Invite. Fields of science No field of science has been suggested yet. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This is remarkable if only for the fact that college admissions, for all its importance, is about as scientific as necromancy.

Rivera, L’ Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Manzi argues that it began several decades ago, though I think it goes back a bit further. Rivera does get some pushback on the details, and this discussion eventually settles on the larger question of how we’re defining “intelligence.

Elite employers’ use of educational credentials. From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Ivies, Extracurriculars, and Exclusion: Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials | Rivera

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. N2 – Although a robust literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between uvies and socio-economic attainment, extraxurriculars processes through which formal schooling yields enhanced economic and social rewards jvies less clear.

After all, I was an English major who never had a chance to blow an analytical brainteaser in an interview with a big bank. SpiroZack W. The portal can access those files and use them to remember the user’s data, such as their chosen settings screen view, interface language, etc.

The evolution of top incomes in the United States. Debates over education always speak to larger social issues. That’s a kind way to say it.

References Publications referenced by this paper. The Dynamics of Credentialism: I discuss these findings in terms of the extracurriculats nature of educational credentialism to suggest that a extracurricular activities have become credentials of social and moral character that have monetary conversion value in labor markets and b the way employers use and interpret educational credentials contributes to a social closure of elite jobs based on socio-economic status.

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Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials.

They restricted competition to students with elite affiliations and attributed superior abilities to candidates who had been admitted to super-elite institutions, regardless of their actual performance once there. The Labor Market Value of Taste: Submitting the report failed.

By using the Infona portal the user accepts automatic saving and using this information for portal operation purposes. It also gives credence to the notion that these young souls possess potential fixed at, say, 18 — a reality adult performance belies — or that exogenous factors such as health, family issues or personal preferences play no role in where you go to school.

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Explaining the relationship between schooling and job assignment. Intro Recognizing Assessing Motivating Studying. The game of life. However, a super-elite university affiliation was insufficient on its own.

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

This isn’t random, but is happening because these eextracurriculars huge opportunities to create value. Her field observations suggest all of that. Showing of 17 extracted citations.

Department of Sociology, Harvard…. Career trajectories among lawyers: The option, which represents the default: Employers play a crucial role in explaining the returns to formal schooling yet little is known about how employers, particularly elite employers, use and interpret educational credentials.