Overconfidence and Career Choice
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1359 , Segment 2
Episode: Local News Comeback, Career Choice, Purposeful Parenting
- Nov 28, 2017 5:00 pm
- 29:36 mins
Jonathan Schulz, Ph.D., is a research fellow in experimental economics at Harvard studying cross-cultural differences in human behavior. As a child, you may have known exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up. Options ranged from firefighter to doctor to an artist. Then you hit college and real life settles in. You eventually choose a career, but how confident were you in your career choice? With statistics indicating that only 27% of college graduates get a job related to their major, it’s easy to be uncertain. Dr. Schulz conducted a study looking at over-confidence in career choice.