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

“An Open Letter to College Presidents”, Is BAD News for Career Services

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On an unusually cold April weekend, when I should have been out riding 20 miles on my bike, I ended up settling into a comfortable old leather chair to read a report issued by the National Commission on Higher Education … 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

University of Phoenix Builds College Culture Around Career Exploration & Management

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Revolutionary new career services model will have all 4,000 colleges in the United States, if not all 14,000 colleges worldwide, scrambling to catch up! In my book, The Unemployed Grad, And What Parents Can Do About It, I examined why … 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

It Takes a Campus to Build a Successful Career!

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Virtual village of volunteer career support increases retention, graduation rate, and payback of college loans! Some people say, Hillary Clinton’s 1994 book, It Takes a Village, got its name from an African proverb; “It takes a village to raise a … Continue reading

Annual Mentoring Campaign!

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Get more alumni committed and engaged to provide job shadowing opportunities, internships and jobs for students and grads! While watching a TED presentation as I worked out on my Elliptical machine, my mind started to wander (as it frequently does) … Continue reading