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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SpiroZack W. Are they one of us? Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 71— I discuss these findings in terms of the changing 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.

This is happening within firms and industries — the emphasis rxtracurriculars math ability was growing within consulting in the period I worked in it, as it was within banking — and across sectors such as technology start-ups and math-intensive finance became the most obvious ways to make real money in America. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.

From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.

But what do I know? Although extracurriculard 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.

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In this article, I analyze how elite professional service employers use and interpret educational credentials in real-life hiring decisions. Change font size You can adjust the font size by pressing a combination of keys: Fabio Rojas, in another post, links to another study that suggests that 15 percent of students at the top schools get in with excluson standards of the school.

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

In this article, I analyze how elite professional service employers use and interpret educational credentials in real-life hiring decisions. Elite employers’ use of educational credentials ‘ Research in Social Stratification and Mobilityvol. Access to Document Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials. Soft firms such as investment banks, law and consulting firms that sell services, like advice, that is more “nebulous” and harder to measure, and where “prestige” matters more, embrace the elite-school brand more readily.

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Reading Rivera’s paper is a revelation — and shocking. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Like Hsu and his meritocratic hard talents, everyone in this game — recruiters and the recruited — accept the terms of the deal: Rivera Published 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.

Will they fit in? After all, I was an English major who never had a chance to blow an analytical brainteaser in an interview with a big bank. If the error persists, contact the administrator by writing to support infona. Assign yourself or invite other person as author.

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I don’t have a reason necessarily to go into what we call the ‘best of the rest’ folder unless I’ve run out of everything else. However, it was not the content of education that elite employers valued but rather its prestige.

N2 – Although a robust literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and socio-economic attainment, the processes through extracurridulars formal schooling yields enhanced economic and social rewards remain less clear. It’s worth noting too that the process Rivera describes eerily resembles the quantitative systems of the big banks. What lies behind this deification of quantitative skills?

Elite employers’ use of educational credentials Lauren Rivera. Go with your gut: But I want to focus on a several issues that come out of this. Elite employers’ use of educational credentials.

Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: 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. You’re going to remove this assignment.

Fields of science No field of science has been suggested yet. Instead these firms extrapolate from a smaller sample, plugging numbers into models based on past performance. Skip to search form Skip to main content. Assign Wrong email address. A former management consultant, who was involved in recruiting, Manzi questioned the 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.