General Assembly started as a small project in the heart of NYC—we set out to build a community of entrepreneurs and creators in our city’s burgeoning ecosystem. I’m in awe of the evolution we’ve seen take place—in 5 years we’ve become a global organization, now equipping tens of thousands of students with the skills they need to succeed in the new economy.
At this time of great debate around the future of higher education and workforce development, our worldwide team has succeeded in creating and scaling a model solely focused on bridging education to employment. But we are even more ambitious about our future goals: To make a visible dent in the skills gap, clearly connecting education and employment to show an ROI positive model of higher education, and build our alumni community into one of the most powerful professional networks in the world.
Jillian is a 2013 graduate of General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive and is now Director of Communications at Noodle, a site that provides advice on education decisions. She loves writing about why you should think twice about what you’re doing and consider learning to code. This post was originally published on Noodle’s blog.
On the heels of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) release of its employment numbers for the class of 2013, Noodle has launched an innovative, easy-to-use new tool to help prospective students find the right law school.
Our unique algorithm provides superior guidance by considering the factors that are most important to both applicants and law schools in the admissions process. The ABA’s data shows that employment prospects are slightly better than last year for new JDs, but still have not recovered from a difficult few years. Here’s a look at the job market for new law school graduates: