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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of college seniors are still searching for full-time jobs, and 23% of students with a secured internship had the offer rescinded.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:
While management-level professionals in food service and hospitality have weathered the economic crisis better than front-line workers, their employment will be at risk as shutdowns continue and businesses close. To help them transition to manager positions in higher growth fields, institutions need to create flexible, low-cost offerings in finance and data analytics to capitalize on these professionals existing strength in customer service and people management.
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.
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.
Summary This report describes how districts can improve equity and student achievement by expanding access to dual enrollment courses. The report first explores the relationship between dual enrollment and student achievement. Next, the report describes how district administrators negotiate partnership agreements with higher education institutions. Lastly, the report offers strategies (e.g., student supports, parent engagement […]
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.
A lot of the focus, and rightly so, has been on how career services and institutions can support the current graduating class find employment. However, it is important to also consider the far-reaching impact the pandemic will have on students who will be graduating in the next year or two. Not only will these students graduate into a challenging economy, but will do so after losing experiential learning opportunities that are critical for building a network and landing that coveted post-graduation job.
Adopting a Career Academy model, which aligns high school curricula with career themes and creates a more personalized educational environment through small learning communities, has contributed to higher graduation rates and earnings among participating students. This brief explores how districts can effectively establish Career Academies.
Read this brief to learn how to effectively establish a magnet program in a rural community, and uncover enrollment and marketing approaches at profiled institutions.
Over the last few years, institutions have heavily invested in providing resilience support to help students succeed on campus. Resilience supports and resources are typically focused on the first year or through the campus counseling center. Progressive institutions recognize the need to scale resilience support beyond the first year and the counseling center to proactively […]