Learning a New Field- Football 101

Learning a New Field – Football 101 – October 24, 2012

It was Monday morning in the higher-education capital of the universe, and in a second-floor classroom in Boston, 35 students were absorbed in a lecture on perhaps the critical subject of our times.

Rising health care costs? The global economy? Educating young people for the high-tech jobs of the future?

“This is a football field,” the instructor said. The class studied the slide as if their futures depended on it. And they might. The students enrolled in “Water Cooler Football: Learning the Game for Fun and Networking Success” were mainly unemployed senior executives, and in a rocky economy, job seekers need every advantage.