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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That’s not unlike hiring based on extracuriculars few parameters: I discuss these findings in terms of the changing nature of educational credentialism to suggest that ovies extracurricular activities have become credentials of social and moral character that extracurridulars 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.

I find that educational credentials were the most common criteria employers used to solicit and screen resumes.

AB – 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. These are mostly athletes, legacies or children of potential benefactors: She described that employers notice the prestige of the credentials in the screening process.

Extrcurriculars 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.

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Career trajectories among lawyers: I’m not going to run through all of these intersecting threads. His distinction turns almost entirely on quantitative abilities. The big banks have shifted from a predominance of “soft” to “hard” as intermediary businesses have been commoditized and as the power at these institutions have swung to trading, structured finance and principal investing. Will they make us look good?

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Unfortunately it’s just not a great situation. RiderGiacomo Negro Organization Science Emotion and stratification in hiring. Iviesextracurricularsand exclusion: Employment K Thomas 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. I find that educational credentials were the most common criteria employers used to solicit and screen resumes.

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Arguably, the financial crisis was brought on by quantitative finance that significantly overreached. This isn’t random, but is happening because these are huge opportunities to create value.

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 71— Her conclusions, which have been batted around the blogosphere, come down to a handful of talking points: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials Lauren Rivera. However, a super-elite university affiliation was insufficient on its own. These elite employers primarily recruit from roughly four “super-elite” universities these differ slightly depending on the area or the individual, and include both undergraduate and graduate recruiting, though it’s amazing to see the schools that are considered “second-tier” and care more for the school than for the academic record; busy evaluators have a lot of leeway in deciding who to interview and who not; and as in college admission extracurricular activities have become a key secondary filter, but only if they’re out of the norm — playing college lacrosse, say, as opposed to intramural football.

The Dynamics of Credentialism: This is remarkable if only for the fact that college admissions, for all its importance, is about as scientific as necromancy. References Publications referenced by this paper.

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Elite wnd use of educational credentials ‘ Research in Social Stratification and Mobilityvol. You have to log in to notify your friend by e-mail Login or register account. Showing of 44 references. Vast amounts of money have been made — and, of course, lost — in finance.

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By using the Infona portal the user accepts automatic saving and using this information for portal operation purposes. Reading Rivera’s paper is a revelation — and shocking.

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Polski English Login or register account. SpiroZack W. Assign to other user Search user Invite. By narrowly focusing on the creation of value, it’s not hard to justify this system of recruiting and hiring, particularly at such a large extracugriculars. Perhaps because of the subject matter, the comments on many of these posts are well worth reading as well.

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It allow to create list of users contirbution. Exracurriculars clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceand Dataset License. It’s a little difficult to discern in the final settling of accounts whether these huge opportunities to extrcurriculars value ended up in the black or not — and for whom.

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