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What about if we had a promissory system. For example, here in the United States the military will pay for your college education if you promise to give a certain number of years of service. There are also organizations which do it for doctors - so if a difficult neighborhood requires doctors, the community will pay towards the education but the doctor must give a certain number of years of service. If the audit firms will not participate because they fear losing the candidate student perhaps there can be a contract where the student pledges to work for the audit firm for a certain period of time - perhaps the same 4 years. What do you think?

Hi Michael -
We could create a program where companies submit an RFP for a project and students have to "win" the project. This would build project design skills - business skills for creatives, which they very often lack. Once the student wins the project. They are enrolled for an independent study so it does not affect their performance in other classes - the independent study would not have a cost, in universities that bill by credits, but would be a graded course based on the performance on the project. If the company is delighted with the student, they would host the student as a "new hire" - please see "Undercover Student" so the student could experience the company and decide if it is a good fit both intellectually and personality-wise.

Thank you Kate
As soon as I figure out which pages are missing from the Longevity Challenge I'll try to manually combine