Content Type: Expert Insight

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.

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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.

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At EAB, we recently had the privilege of talking with more than 30 Presidents and Chief Advancement Officers from regional colleges and universities across the United States in two virtual working-group sessions. In these meetings, we asked which outreach, engagement, cultivation, and solicitation strategies are working right now as institutions move beyond the initial “check-ins” or “care calls” of the earlier part of 2020 to restart giving conversations with donors today.

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Even as the market rebounded across the Fall, advancement’s steep performance drop continued. Calendar-year-end brought no reprieve, as most institutions saw big declines in dollars, donors, submitted proposals, and new major gifts. And more than one in four advancement teams saw fundraising revenues decline by more than 30%.

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