Career Readiness, College Students and the National Association of Scholars
What does the National Association of Scholars and College students have to do with Career Exploration and Career Readiness?
Well for starters, whether interviewing for an internship or a job, the interviewer may ask, “What was the last book you read?”
The National Association of Scholars is an independent membership association of academics and others
working to foster intellectual freedom and to sustain the tradition of reasoned scholarship and civil debate
in America’s colleges and universities.
The NAS advocates for excellence by encouraging commitment
to high intellectual standards, individual merit, institutional integrity, good governance, and sound public
policy. A few years ago NAS made the news over controversy around defunding the reading program they suggest -
In recent years, schools have featured books like Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. The selections cover a range of topics; many are nonfiction, and several focus on race, sex and other social issues, which all seem super relevant to today’s current climate.
From a community college in Kentucky to a liberal arts campus in Wisconsin, here are a few of the reading assignments NAS suggests for freshmen: Reading List