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Today’s universities are under increasing public pressure to provide career preparation and support economic mobility. Learn how to create more opportunities for applied learning and help students translate between an academic transcript and a career-ready resume.
Many of today's internships amount to little more than coffee runs and grunt work that "pushes well beyond the definition of skill-building."
We asked students and recent graduates how their alternative break experiences shaped their academic and professional goals.
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.
'I learned more in that week that I learned in the last four years,' says one student of his university's experiential learning program.
Growing public concern about the return on investment (ROI) associated with higher education has created pressure for both public and private institutions to assume greater responsibility for students’ post-graduation outcomes. Explore our report for 34 best practices to incorporate meaningful career exploration into the academic curriculum.