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Virtual job recruiting expands access to students

A new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that graduates from historically marginalized populations benefited from virtual job recruiting but were still less likely to get paid internships or jobs.

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More than half of Great Recession-era bachelor’s degree holders owned homes in 2018, report shows

One in five of those receiving bachelor's degrees in 2007-08 had negative net worth in 2018, and 14 percent couldn't pay essential expenses.

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Job and internship market discourages students

Student anxiety is high as internship opportunities are rescinded and hiring delayed by employers. College career advisers remain optimistic that there are still jobs out there.

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Should professors be responsible for their students' workplace success?

A new paper asserts the faculty's obligation to embrace "career-relevant instruction." What exactly does that mean, for professors and students?

Interview with IBM official about the company's 'new-collar' push to look beyond college degrees

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

New data track graduates of six popular majors through their first three jobs

New data on the first three jobs held by graduates of six popular majors show career pathways are a swirl rather than a straight line, and that college degrees typically do create a foundation for entering the workforce.

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Engagement survey finds students feel prepared for their plans after graduation

Annual survey of student engagement finds that students feel confident in their postgraduation plans. Other recent reports have suggested otherwise.

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Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan changing internship recruiting timeline for college sophomores

Two major banks decide to no longer offer internships to sophomores for their junior year, a change that institutions say alleviates students' anxiety around entering the field quickly.

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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.

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