I was having a discussion with a client about some career services challenges when the conversation turned to projections for the 2014 cohort. “One important thing to remember” I said, “is that new enrollments are down, so many of the graduate employment issues we are discussing today are going to self-solve in the near future.” Read more
We recently attended a fabulous day of faculty development at West Tennessee Business College. Michael Brandwein, an Emmy Award winning author and speaker, entertained and taught a room of eager faculty and staff. The focus of his teaching was on engagement strategies for learners — how to make the classroom as engaging as possible.
The transformation tools were incredible — simple to implement and it was easy to see how these tools will make the classroom more engaging and improve learning outcomes.
The real magic for me, however, was in the simple tools that Michael shared to help students see that a JOB was the desired outcome of their time in school. Simple things, like saying, “we want you to attend class because your employer will want you to attend work — this is preparation for a JOB, not just school.”
How are you working with your faculty to ensure that their language not only engages students, but also sets student expectations and engages them, from day one, in thinking about the end goal — a career!
We are very excited to have put the final touches on our innovative “Ready 4 Work” program. This program leverages what we’ve learned through our highly successful “Portfolio Project” and the “WOW” incentive program — and creates one comprehensive, two-part program that covers every component of Career Services effectiveness.
From Admissions to Alumni Relations, the Ready 4 Work program ensures that student expectations are set properly, that they become prepared to gain employment when they graduate, and that they communicate with you after graduation. Read more
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