Career services

Liberal arts college offers career insights MOOC to anxious students and frustrated alumni

A new open online course at Wesleyan serves students contemplating career paths and alumni who want to rethink theirs. Can the online format help liberal arts institutions become more practical?

Academics question system for measuring academic performance, flagging potential problems

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

Hendrix College offers new winter career training program

Hendrix College to give career training services to all of its sophomores in unusual program.

College graduates whose first job doesn't require bachelor's degree often stay 'underemployed'

New report finds that bachelor's degree recipients whose first job does not require degree are more likely to remain "underemployed" five years later -- and women fare worse than men.

Are growing boot camps like Trilogy a reputational risk?

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Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?

University of Texas System releases new student outcome database

The University of Texas System releases a new breakdown of student earnings, an alternative -- produced with U.S. Census Bureau -- to a prohibited federal database.

Study: students believe they are prepared for the workplace; employers disagree

A new study identifies the gaps between graduates' views of their skills and the views of those who hire them.

Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials

Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs.

Career-services platform Handshake sees quick growth, but also questions about data privacy

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The rapid growth of Handshake, a career-services platform, is also raising questions about whether some students' grades are made visible to employers without permission.

Only 17 percent of recent graduates say career centers are 'very helpful'

Today’s students are more likely to visit career centers than past graduates but less likely to rate those interactions as very helpful, a new Gallup-Purdue University study finds.

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