“Somebody told them about a letter from someone named Christakis and they start hooting and hollering like drunk hullbillies. The truth is that even the dumbest hillbillies have more sense than these stupid brats who want nothing more than Facebook likes and Twitter retweets. They want a day off to celebrate their sub-mediocrity. They’re idiots being circled by vultures of lifetime non-achievement. Sadly, their parents and a lot of generous scholarships are paying a whole lot of money to give them the opportunity to show just how idiotic and stupid they really are. ” [Damien LeGallienne – TheDamienZone.com 11.12.2015]
NEW HAVEN, CT: If you think your Ivy League degree from Yale will be your exclusive ticket to a job in the upper echelons of the financial or business world – think again. Many of the the top firms are watching what’s been going on with radical students at Yale, and they don’t like what they see.
As recently as this morning – 11/12/2105 – three top banking institutions and nearly a dozen Wall Street legal and financial firms have devalued the worth of a Yale diploma. What was once a valuable sheepskin is now a detriment. Today’s job climate changes as fast as the wind direction and it seems like the people who hire other people don’t like to hire anyone who might annoy them.
“I think we’re seeing the sudden and drastic fall of Yale as a highly valued institute of higher learning. The prestige of attending that University has been greatly diminished — and it happened virtually overnight,” said Dr. Dineesh Patel, an expert in Human Resource Development and a Hiring Consultant for many of the Forbes 500 companies.
It is Dr. Patel’s opinion that a Yale degree has suddenly lost it’s luster at a delicate time where Millennials and the subsequent generation will be vigorously competing for the top entry level positions at the major companies.
Dr. Patel contends that most of the top 500 industries traded in the USA and Europe, actually watch what’s happening at Yale and that social media makes it very hard for “troublesome” individuals to hide from the people who hire them in the future. In other words, if you’re looking for a job, keep your face and opinions off of social media and don’t boast about your Yale degree. It’s not worth all that much now.
“We’re seeing a lot of activism, but none of it is rooted in why a person values a Yale education. That is to say, none of the unrest at Yale can be traced to any academic or scholarly efforts. It’s viewed by high ranking executives as childish and somewhat violent behavior rooted in nothing more than the desire to do less, accomplish less and to be less. It’s a pretend game of calling out racism where, if it does exist, does not have an influence on anyone’s academic achievement. Nobody will want to hire these students.
“In plain English, nobody wants to invest in a troublemaker. It sounds rather basic and unsophisticated, but a Yale diploma used to be a VIP card. In the past week it’s been reduced to nothing because people at the top — executives in their 40s and 50s – who are already sick of Millennial behavior, don’t need much of a push to deny them access to their world for any reason.
“The people in power today did not protest on campus in the 1980s. That kind of thing was rare. Older executives who went to college in the 1960s and 70s tend to be the ones who didn’t involve themselves in sit-ins and love-ins and drugs. They studied and achieved. It’s actually very basic. The more scholarly you act and achieve in college, the more successful you are likely to become. Having been a good and solid student and looking for a job after college is like having a posh British accent and looking for work in a Shakespearean theater company. You’re going to be taken seriously.
“It sounds Orwellian but, names and faces are remembered. Every top company has someone who monitors social media, and every day a lot of young students are denied an entry level job or summer internship at a law firm or banking firm simply because their name pops up on a poorly privatized Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account wherein they say something that annoys people who work in the higher tiers of the business world. Sometimes a student’s name appears amid something troublesome by doing an ordinary Google search. You’d be surprised how many applications and resumes get tossed in the shredder because they don’t make it past that very first vetting process. In the world of hiring and firing, having been a troublemaker on campus, regardless of your grades or the quality of the school, is almost as bad as having a criminal record.
“And it doesn’t even have to come down to the corporate vetting process or any hiring mode of that nature. Sometimes it’s just a sweeping exclusion. Sometimes an entire school gets the proverbial scarlet letter.
“Yale graduates are being heavily targeted now. In fact, I got a phone call today from a well-known CEO who told me in no uncertain terms that he would not consider ANY candidates or interns from Yale. They are not being considered for employment at his company if their resumes happen to cross my desk. It’s a terrible thing. I might pass them on to other employers, but Human Resource trends are pretty much solid barometers. If one top firm doesn’t want you, the odds are that nobody who really matters does either.
“We’re talking about big money people who are prepared to invest perhaps millions of dollars and tens of thousands of hours into one young person’s burgeoning career. They’re not going to waste it on somebody who shows poor judgement and trouble-making or trouble seeking behavior. It wouldn’t make sense.
“Simply put, nobody in the world of big business wants to hire a rebel without a cause. Yale has been demoted by just about every CEO with whom I do business. It’s no longer a prestigious place. It’s not the only school in the cross hairs of top firms right now, but the prestige of Yale has dropped so, so low, and so quickly, that it’s hard to imagine anyone from that school being considered over equally qualified candidates who attended less prestigious schools. The old guard has fallen. Business is business I guess. That’s the message I have been getting loud and clear.”