On the June 18, 2016 episode of Career Advancement, we had university student Komal Desai join us for a discussion on companies offering to pay off student loan debt and Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. We looked at the pros and cons of companies who are willing to pay off student debt, and what that means for the future of students are getting ready to graduate with their Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s. We also talked about what the new partnership between LinkedIn and the tech giant Microsoft means for the networking app.
The topic of companies offering to help take care of student loan debt, was inspired by an article published in Bloomberg. This article spoke to the idea of companies offering to help students pay off the tuition debt, something that is sweeping across this generation of graduates. Shedding light from the view of the company and the graduate, this article addresses the ins and outs of this new perk that may rapidly spread. Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn has created some stirrings, venturing to ask the question of what this means for the most popular networking site. We took a look at the possible futures for LinkedIn and how it is currently being used as a networking source.
Komal Desai is currently a student at The University of Texas at Austin. She is working towards her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Ms. Desai has played an active role in the startup community, working for Beautylish Boutiques based in San Francisco and Appspire.me in Austin.
Employers Paying Off Student Debt
Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn