The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.
Stuart Smalley is a caring nurturer, a member of several twelve-step programs, but not a licensed therapist.
For my PhD students currently on the job market
Me, tonight, again.
We send students to spend half a day at a testing center to take the SAT. We ought to invest equal time in sending them to assessment centers to gauge their values and their social, emotional and creative capabilities. If colleges did this, they would gain a much better picture of their prospective students. More students would have a fair chance to demonstrate their distinctive talents and qualifications, and colleges might be less likely to reject the next Walt Disney.Throw Out the College Application System - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)