A “Good Mixer”: University Placement in Corporate America, 1890–1940

  title={A “Good Mixer”: University Placement in Corporate America, 1890–1940},
  author={Cristina Viviana Groeger},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={33 - 64}
  • C. Groeger
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • History
  • History of Education Quarterly
This article explores the role of university placement offices in shaping a twentieth-century corporate elite. While studies of the “corporatization” of the university focus on developments after the 1970s, the rise of the modern university and corporate economy were inextricably linked by the early twentieth century. Scholars of this period have described the circulation of scientific knowledge and the influx of college graduates into industry, but the specific ties that facilitated their… 
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