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Defining, Measuring and Unifying Approaches to Student Success

What does it mean to succeed in college? Discussion at the Student Success US event centered around how higher ed professionals, their institutions and students at different stages in postsecondary education might answer that key question.

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Career Prep Tip: Teach Students to Work Alongside AI

Students want more guidance around using artificial intelligence, and at Student Success US, career services professionals discussed the role of institutions in preparing learners for the jobs of the future.

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Survey Teaser: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College

Respondents to the newest Student Voice survey seem to value passion as much as practicality in preparing for a career and expect moderate to high levels of support from professors and academic advisers in this area. Students also weigh in on what career centers are doing right—and could be doing better.

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Scaling Up: International Programming Over Four Years

Students at the University of Delaware can apply for an invite-only scholars program that infuses cohort connections with study abroad experiences, culminating in a capstone presentation.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Personal Coaching to Get Plugged In

Staff and student employees at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities offer one-on-one advising sessions to assist learners with finding and joining student organizations that align with their goals.

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Career Prep Tip: Host a Reverse Career Fair

Flipping the model of a career fair can highlight students’ skills and talents while giving employers more time to engage with candidates of interest.

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Study: Encouraging First-Gen, Low-Income Learners to Utilize University Resources

A new article published in the Harvard Educational Review found faculty and staff can implement three strategies that result in changed behavior among first-generation and low-income students in accessing campus resources.

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Student Wellness Tip: Offer Informal Counseling Consultations

Cornell University’s Let’s Talk program helps familiarize students with mental health care services, promoting access and usage.