Why do we go to college?
For some people the answer is complex: They want to gain knowledge in their chosen field or to better themselves. For others it is simpler. They want to gain enough skills to get a job.
This is the topic of Chancellor Holden Thorps lecture Feb. 1 called The J word: Finding Work in a Troubled Economy .
The event will be held in the Great Hall in the Student Union from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
During the event, Thorp will explain resources, statistics and other information that can help students get ahead in the job search.
Buck Goldstein and Julia Sprunt Grumbles will also speak.
Goldstein is the University Entrepreneur in Residence, which means he is helping the university become more entrepreneurial in its endeavors. He is also a professor in the department of economics.¬†He and¬†Thorp co-authored, “Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century.” In the book, the two explain the pivotal role that they feel that research universities play in societal change.
Grumbles is a 1975 UNC alumna and retired vice president of Turner Broadcasting who serves on the Carolina First Steering Committee and co-chairs the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council. She also served on the chancellor search committee that appointed Thorp.