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Many of the challenges associated with finding employment amid a pandemic are more acute for first-generation college students, who may already feel underprepared to navigate the career exploration process. Read this insight to learn how colleges and universities can bolster career support for first-generation students.
Amid a global pandemic and recession, students face unprecedented challenges securing jobs and internships. According to a Handshake student survey conducted in March, 73% of college seniors are still searching for full-time jobs, and 23% of students with a secured internship had the offer rescinded. Here are three urgent action items for supporting your graduating students’ career needs right now:
Across the globe, higher education institutions are under pressure to deliver on a promise of graduate employability and outcomes. This report profiles strategies deployed by UK, US, and Canadian higher education institutions to leverage alumni to improve student skills and gradate outcomes.
One-third of college seniors never visit a career center. But with the increased focus on providing a return on education, progressive schools are integrating career and academic advising to help students chart an intentional course to a career.
COVID-19 disrupted the spring recruitment process. It left students unable to complete their internships and recruiters unable to visit campus. Here are four examples of ways alumni can help the class of 2020 right now.
Students are increasingly seeking opportunities to build workplace skills during their degree programmes. Read this insight for three strategies for leveraging alumni to develop students' job-ready skills.
"Sometimes our students fail to realize they have much more to offer," says one associate vice president for career and professional development.
First-generation college students are more likely to work off-campus jobs, engage in community service, or have family obligations that may preclude them from accessing career support services. This insights shares three ideas to make career center services more accessible and inclusive for first-generation students.
Reimagining virtual employer engagement: three emerging practices from career services and employer recruiting leaders
As colleges and universities continue to gear up for the new academic year, career services leaders are grappling with how to connect students and employer partners in a virtual environment. To learn more about what virtual engagement will look like this fall, EAB hosted a webinar in late July 2020 with leaders in the career services and campus recruiting spaces to discuss the future of virtual employer engagement.
The sight of students in business professional clothes clamoring at the doors of a career fair will be but a distant memory for career services leaders and employer recruiters this Fall. With physical distancing measures and employer travel suspensions in place for some time to come, career services must be ready to facilitate virtual connections between students and employers for career fairs and other activities. As the Fall draws nearer, many employers report feeling left in the dark about career services’ plans. Here are three imperatives for career services leaders to immediately develop and communicate Fall plans to employer partners.