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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of college seniors are still searching for full-time jobs, and 23% of students with a secured internship had the offer rescinded.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.
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.
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.
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.
"Sometimes our students fail to realize they have much more to offer," says one associate vice president for career and professional development.
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.
Participate in EAB’s Career Services Website Audit to learn more about your career services website’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.
With over 7.6M unemployed already, how can schools help laid off food services, hospitality, and retail workers?
The large population of unemployed food services, hospitality, and retail workers presents the opportunity to deliver programs aligned to sustainable, post-coronavirus careers regionally. Colleges and universities, however, must ensure students recognize the return on their educational investment despite today’s hard economic times. Programs must also align with available financial support so increased enrollments are financially sustainable.