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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.

Corporate partnership programs increasing at college career centers

Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder.

Where was the class of 2015 six months after graduation?

Six months after graduation, the majority of graduates from the class of 2015 found jobs or returned for more education.

Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds

New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

Brown launches initiative aimed at providing internships to low-income students

Brown University starts effort to make sure every student can have an internship. Move comes as Cornell and Duke are providing students with more learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample

LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.

Report examines college graduates' employment experiences in years after graduation, recession

Eighty percent of 2008 graduates found employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force as the recession tightened its grip on the country, a report shows.

Gallup surveys graduates to gauge whether and why college is good for well-being

Gallup rolls out the results of an attempt to measure what in college makes for a great life and a great job -- and finds small numbers of graduates hitting both marks.

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