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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.