Recently, the topic of Tsinghua University and Peking University graduates getting together for examination and selection has attracted much attention.

According to media reports, in 2021, the number of contracted candidates for Peking University will reach 800, covering 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country.

A relevant statistical report released by Tsinghua University shows that among the fresh graduates of the school in 2021, more than 200 people will go to work in the grass-roots public sector in the western and northeastern regions, and nearly 100 will go to Zhejiang, Sichuan and other places to work through selection.

  For a long time, there has been a high degree of social concern and high expectations for graduates from Tsinghua and Peking University.

In the past two years, some graduates have given up the opportunity of postgraduate research and stay in Beijing, and chose to apply for the examination and transfer students, go to the grassroots level and return to their hometowns, which to a certain extent reflects the enthusiasm of the current young people to actively participate in grassroots governance and public service.

From flocking to foreign companies and crowding into Zhongguancun, to being keen on Internet "big factories", and then to favoring selection, the employment preferences of college graduates, although they are free choices of individuals, reflect the changes in society and the times, and also quietly change the society. Employment dynamics and perceptions of it.

  At present, the grassroots in various places are facing both valuable development opportunities and various challenges, and the thirst for outstanding talents is greater than ever.

College graduates who have received systematic higher education, have high cultural literacy and strong learning ability, and carry the ideal of strengthening the country and are willing to contribute to the grassroots are naturally the talent resources that are urgently needed everywhere.

Through the selection examination, the selection of outstanding fresh graduates from colleges and universities, as the key training of high-quality staff of the party and government organs, is a response to the needs of grass-roots talents. Such tempering also helps the rapid growth of aspiring young people.

  There is a view that grassroots civil servants do not need much knowledge and education, and that it is a waste for graduates from prestigious schools to go to the grassroots.

Such a view is not necessarily scientific, at least not comprehensive.

Governing the country and administering government, talent is the key.

At present, the situation at home and abroad is complex and severe, and my country's economic development is also facing some pressures. Whether it is to develop the economy, improve people's livelihood, promote rural revitalization, and promote common prosperity, we all need to be truly thoughtful, knowledgeable, capable, skilled, and dedicated. Spiritual youth.

Conducting scientific research, invention and creation, and technological breakthroughs require outstanding young people. National defense, education and education, and grassroots governance also require outstanding graduates. Every aspiring youth shines in their respective positions, which is the source of vitality for social innovation and creation.

  From the perspective of the flow of graduates from Tsinghua and Peking University, although the number of applicants for transfer and transfer has increased in the past two years, from the actual situation at the grassroots level, there are not many cadres who have graduated from prestigious universities such as Tsinghua and Peking University.

This scarcity is related to the fact that graduates from prestigious schools in the past mainly considered employment in first-tier big cities.

At present, some outstanding graduates are actively applying for the examination and transferring students, and are willing to bring what they have learned to the grassroots, back to their hometowns, and to remote areas. This choice meets the expectations of grassroots cadres and the masses, and should be encouraged and affirmed.

  For college graduates who aspire to serve the grassroots, all localities must not only have the sincerity of seeking talents, but also have strict selection standards, and select people based on morality and talent, not based on their background in prestigious schools. orientation to ensure fair selection.

At the same time, it is necessary to have an attitude of recruiting and cherishing talents, and there must also be institutional arrangements for cultivating talents, making good use of talents, and applying what they have learned, creating more opportunities for young people to display their talents, helping them to work creatively and benefit People, start a new bureau of work.

Young people who have "sinked" to the grassroots level should also bravely be the trend-setters of this era of rural revitalization.

  (Author: Li Sihui, Distinguished Researcher at the News Review Research Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology)