Your Alumni Want You to Provide Career Coaching & Job Placement Services!

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  It was only a year ago that we launched  our highly successful CareerWebinars for Alumni series.The number one area in which alumni requested help was networking. In a previous post, I outlined how your college could use LinkedIn and Facebook to help alumni expand their … Continue reading

McKinsey and Company Report Confirms – Grads Not Ready for the Marketplace

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Now another study by McKinsey, in collaboration with Chegg, surveyed nearly 5,000 college graduates to gauge their attitudes on a range of issues. Their report is called Voice of the Graduate. I’ve been impressed with McKinsey’s focus on education.  A … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Start a Campus Career Club

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Campus career clubs will give you more resources, engage more students and raise the awareness of careers on campus.   How many clubs do you have on campus?  It’s not unusual for a campus to have anywhere from 30 to … Continue reading

Do Careers Get Enough Focus On Your Campus?

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Mandatory participation in groups and activities prevent students from investing time in career planning and management In doing research for my book The Employed Grad, Skills, Knowledge and Information Your Grad Will Need to Get a Job, I spent some time explaining … Continue reading

Career Directors Recommend Students Take Career Courses

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You’ve heard me repeat over and over that grads are clueless about how to find a job. It’s not something that I discovered, but it’s something we all unfortunately face year in and year out.  The Career Advisory Board study … Continue reading

Are You Doing Enough To Help Students Choose Their Career Path?

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Recent surveys indicate that over 60 percent of college grads are in careers that are totally unrelated to their majors. How did this happen? One common explanation I hear is that students don’t take the time to take personality, skills, … Continue reading