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.  … Continue reading

Your College Does Not Have to Go Out Of Business Like Newspapers Are

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College presidents and the presidents of newspapers around the country have something in common – every week, someone is bringing to their attention that their business model is in jeopardy. In a book I wrote in 2006 (Internet Dough) to … 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

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