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Hire New College Grads ?
One source of people with training in technology is obviously recent college graduates. A big advantage is that they tend to be young and enthusiastic, with exposure to technology ranging from near-current to leading-edge.
However, I suggest that college graduates Not go directly into technical positions in ministry straight from college.
Why ? What should they do instead ?
Working four years in a medium to large commercial corporation will --
Allow them to pay off their college loans and any other indebtedness. Not being in debt will free them to fully and flexibly participate in the ministry itself.
The corporation can provide the further training / education (at company expense) to convert the "sampler education" into productive knowledge and experience. This also increases the value of the former student to the ministry they eventually join. ( This goes well beyond the usual internships. )
There are distinctively different work ethos and expectations between the mid-term / finals / term-paper college context and the corporate every-day-to-produce-results and meet-long-term-goals framework.
They will have the opportunity to broaden and improve their people skills. They will encounter, and have to work with, more people that have different backgrounds, experience levels, and corporate responsibilities.
And, in addition to internal growth, they will be able to learn to live in a financially conservative manner plus set aside funds for making the transition to ministry.
Students, please note: creating your own start-up or consulting firm does not satisfy these objectives
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(c) 2006 David McQuoid
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