Robert Shindell Student Success

How important is student success as they transition to the next chapter of their lives?

One of the things that I consistently hear from employers who hire students for internships and college graduates for entry talent is that they (the students of today) do not seem prepared to enter the world of work as previous generations. Employers are constantly lamenting that students have a “mindset of entitlement” and fail to meet expectations as they make the transition from college to the world of work. This issue has been well researched over the last 10 years or so with the discussion about the “Millenial Generation” and now, “Generation Z”.

As we start the new academinc year and another group of students are preparing to make the transition to the world of work, students need to be prepared for their transition to life after college. How can students be better prepared to meet the dynamic needs of employers? Believe me, the answer to this question might be as elusive as the quest for the Holy Grail, but I did find the following video by a good friend of mine named John Spence, that just might be the key to help students develop their own pathway to the career of their choice.

Click on the link below to watch a video done by my good friend John Spence. The video is about 12 minutes long and is well worth the time to watch it – for you and your student success. In this video John outlines the “4 D’s of Success”  Desire, Direction, Discipline & Drive. These are great lessons and reminders to share with your students as the start on their own career path.

John is the author of several books, a nationally know consultant and speaker and has been recognized as one of the 100 top business thought leaders in the country. You can access tons of great stuff on his YouTube Channel at 


You can also find more great solutions in “Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program”