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College Career Prep

New Partnership Highlights Importance of College and Career Readiness

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

What does it mean to be college and career ready? It is often cited as the desired outcome for K-12 education, although too few students leave high school fully prepared for college or the workforce.

Contemporary Challenges Facing American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

College and universities have always had mottos, usually expressed in Latin, that captured the essence of their missions -- truth, light, reason, and other words that drilled the purpose of education down to its essence.

Should Professional Development be Required in College?

Geoff Falen | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Geoff Falen

A college degree is almost universally recognized as a pre-requisite for a professional career. For quite some time, however, that by itself has not been sufficient for students wishing to enter the professional ranks.

9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Career fairs can be convenient, one-stop shopping for your dream job or internship. But with hundreds of students competing for the attention of fewer recruiters, you must have a plan to make the crucial good first impression that could get you hired.

Want Career-oriented Education? Teach Confidence

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

The deluge of demands on higher education to prepare students for careers has left a wake of various responses -- primarily changes in curriculum and more emphasis on testing and assessment of outcomes.

Where Colleges Fail Students

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Maureen Anderson

Is it the job of administrators and parents to get college kids to visit their campus career centers?

College Lessons That Prepare You for the Working World

Amanda Augustine | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.

A Strategic Plan for Student Success: Connecting Liberal Education With Our Global Future

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

In my previous Huffington Post blogs, I have discussed the urgent need for a strengthened career focus in higher education in conjunction with a suppo...

Making College Career Preparation a Deliberate Process

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

There has been an historic dispute regarding the liberal arts values of higher education versus career values, the argument being that they are mutually exclusive -- but they're actually not. They need to come together for the benefit of our students.

Increasing Student Success to Compete in a Global Market

J. David Armstrong | Posted 11.28.2012 | College
J. David Armstrong

Community colleges work with businesses, workforce boards and organizations and leaders in the community to identify and address the training needs of the workforce.

Preparing Students For The Careers Of Tomorrow

Debra Townsley | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Debra Townsley

Higher education is designed to offer students new fields of study and new settings that foster critical thinking. With today's offerings, students now bring a broad vision of the world to the workplace and insights on how to be respectful with others and self-sufficient.