WCNJ Event: Will College Pay Off?**CLOSED**

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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Offices of Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. - Newark, NJ

Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Offices of Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. - Newark, NJ



The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risks involved.

Professor Peter Cappelli’s most recent book is “Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make”.  An acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, Professor Cappelli provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps people make cost-effective choices.  College can be the largest expense for many families, on average even larger than the cost of the family home, and one that can bankrupt students and their parents if it works out poorly. Professor Cappelli offers vital insight for parents and students to make decisions that both make sense financially and provide the foundation that will help students make their way in the world.

Among the issues Professor Cappelli analyzes are:
  • What is the real link between a college degree and a job that enables one to pay off the cost of college, especially in a market that is constantly changing?
  • Why it may be a mistake to pursue degrees that will land one the hottest jobs because what is hot today is unlikely to be so by the time the student graduates.
  • Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest because of their ability to graduate students on time.
  • How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want.
Speaker: Professor Peter Cappelli
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.  He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications.  Some of his more recent publications include:
  • Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen).
  • Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs (2012) which identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine (online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications.
For more information about Prof. Cappelli, follow this link: https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/1307/  
The evening's agenda will include: 
•6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dining & Open Networking 
•7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Introductions
•7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation and Q&A
•8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dessert and More Open Networking
NOTE: Copies of Prof. Cappelli’s book will be available for purchase at the event. 
Contributing Members:$25.00
Basic Members:        $50.00
Guest: $55.00
Contributing Members (those who have a current paid dues membership in any category) may register themselves and 1 guest, each at the Contributing Member price.  Basic Members are all other Wharton alumni who live and/or work in New Jersey.
Note: There will be a $15 premium for registration on the day of the event and/or walk-ins.
NOTE: Free parking for all attendees in the Legal Center garage.  (Tell the attendant that you are attending the Wharton Club event at Sills Cummis). 
Location and Directions: 
Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.
The Legal Center
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Tel: (973) 643-7000
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