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College Career Skills

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.

How Soft Skills, Passion and Connection Can Promote Learning, Competence and Employability

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Schools traditionally place the majority of value on the academic skills students acquire in school. Employers, however, often cite communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, ingenuity, innovation, and risk-taking as the most sought after skills in new hires.

Three Common Interview Mistakes for College Students -- And How to Avoid Them

Geoff Falen | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Employers at interview and other career events often mention "poor interview preparation" among even the best and brightest applicants for their positions. Many students struggle with addressing some of the most basic interview scenarios due to lack of experience or forethought.

Toward Curriculum Clarity and Career Connection in Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

The liberal arts core is a rich source of self-discovery for students, but in today's economy educators must help students connect the personal values that they develop with outcomes that will put them on a path to navigate the job market.