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One college finally designed a liberal arts education fit for the future of work

“I consider work sacred,” Clayton Spencer, president of Bates College, said over coffee in London a few weeks ago. She wasn’t talking about her own job, though she clearly loves what she does. She was explaining her conviction that helping students find meaningful work should be an integral part of …

College & University

Ensuring Career Success for Students - National Association of Colleges and Employers

During the past several years it has become fashionable to question the impact of college and university career services departments, or even if …

Why Practical Skills Will Matter More Than Your Degree In The New Economy

But the transition away from traditional credentials faces strong headwinds for now.<p>When Giancarlo Martinez applied a few years ago to be a web developer at Genome, a digital marketing firm in New York, he was confident that he had the ability. But he couldn’t help but wonder whether company …

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030

Around one-tenth of the workforce are in occupations that are likely to grow as a percentage of the workforce and round one-fifth are in occupations …

Labor Economics

The Internet of Things: Riding the Wave in Higher Education

Industry leaders have been looking toward and anticipating the Internet of Things for quite some time. <i>EDUCAUSE Review</i> asked five experts in the field …

The push to bridge the school-work gap

The child of accountants, Vanessa Paulin-Savoie decided in high school that she didn’t want to follow in her parents’ footsteps. She loved reading …

SDS 3340

SDS 3340, Introduction to Career Development, provides you with an opportunity to learn and develop the necessary skills to engage in life/career …

Bonfires and Birthday Candles: Encouraging Exploration - National Association of Colleges and Employers

When we conducted focus groups for our new center, one student admitted he was a little apprehensive about coming to see us because, despite our …

How many jobs should you expect to hold in your lifetime?

Long term employment with one company (or even in one industry) has become a thing of the past. How many jobs have you had so far? (If it’s none, …

The Career Studio: Flipping the Career Center

NACE Journal, <i>February 2018</i><p>Career centers at institutions large and small face a problem in common: how to scale our services to reach as many …

Choose your own adventure: how to decide on a post-secondary program

Which one is better? What career is right for you? Here’s a step-by-step guide to figuring it out.<p>Career coach Sarah Vermunt always loved writing. In …

The Reasonable Adventurer Approach to Career-Life Planning

11/01/2017<p>The Reasonable Adventurer Approach to Career-Life Planning<p>By Michael J. Stebleton<p>Do your students have a flare for change? Do they know …

Pedagogy

OUSA’s Victoria Lewarne and Marc Gurrisi — PSE’s ‘Skills Awareness Gap’ – It'sNotAcademic

Despite the fact that we are a student and a recent graduate of a postsecondary program, we admittedly have difficulty articulating our skills and …

Higher Education

How to rejuvenate yourself when your academic job no longer motivates you (essay)

When your work isn’t making you happy, take charge of your career happiness and figure out what will bring you joy, advises Natalie Lundsteen.

Project Management

What colleges are doing to set up grads for an uncertain job market and future

Rebecca Dunphy's "aha" career moment happened in her third year of costume studies at university in Halifax.<p>"Everyone around me was arguing about the width that a buttonhole should be," says Ms. Dunphy. "I didn't see the value I was adding to this program so I abruptly left and switched to business …

College & University

New Mantra for Education: Career Readiness

<i>By Phillip S. Jarvis</i><p>Student success is every educator’s highest priority, but the interpretation of success is ambiguous. With only 44% of students …

<b>Students, faculty and employers see potential value in ePortfolios</b><p>By assembling a digital record of a student’s skills and academic accomplishments, …

Positive Impact of Career Planning Courses: Applying Narrative Strategies to Empower Teaching and Practice

09/01/2017<p>Positive Impact of Career Planning Courses: Applying Narrative Strategies to Empower Teaching and Practice<p>By Michael J. Stebleton and Mark …

Five things undergrads can do now to prepare to enter the job market

<i>Peter Caven is managing director, Launched Careers, Toronto.</i><p>Next month, students will be heading off to university – some for the first time and others for the last time. There are several things they can do now to prepare for entering the job market.<p>The employment market will continue to be very …

Potential hires coming up short in 'soft skills', employers say

Employers say people entering the workforce just don't have the qualifications they're looking for.<p>Earlier this month, the Ontario Chamber of …

Faculty Senate discusses federal research, transformation of career education | Stanford News

In the wake of budget proposals that suggest cuts in federal research funding, Stanford has stepped up its activities to make the case for the …

Careers modules and work placements ‘should be compulsory’

Taking careers classes can improve students’ chances of finding graduate employment by 40 per cent, research suggests.<p>In a study of almost 1,000 …