From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From School

Issue 10-16-17   |   Reviewer:   Bob Cohen, MBA


Suzanne Lucas spent ten years in corporate HR where she hired, fired, managed the numbers and double-checked with the lawyers. In "From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From School" (, Feb. 27, 2017), she outlines how the transition from school to work requires more preparation than taking classes, passing exams, and being handed a diploma at graduation.

  • You need permission to skip work.
  • Deadlines aren't arbitrary.
  • You don't get nearly as much feedback.
  • Your contacts are more diverse than before.
  • Nobody wants to hear your little complaints.
  • No more long vacations.
  • Nobody maps out your life for you.
  • Money, money, money
  • The role of friends change.

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