Job placement/careers

New court ruling slows momentum of lawsuits challenging unpaid internships

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After an initial ruling in a lawsuit struck a blow against unpaid internships, a new ruling gives the arrangement fresh legs.

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

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Survey finds that college students think they are being well-prepared with the skills and qualities needed for careers. Employers are dubious.

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

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

Provosts, business leaders disagree on graduates' career readiness

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New surveys reveal big disparities in how business leaders and the public view higher education and graduates' work force readiness, with some surprising results.

Private bridge programs expand to fill college-to-career gap

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As colleges struggle to keep up with the new economy and employer demands, private companies are emerging to better position graduates for the work place, creating some tensions in academe.

To see how liberal arts grads really fare, report examines long-term data

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Over the arc of a career, humanities and social science graduates earn as much or more than those in professional fields, new study shows, and are equally employed.

Gallup-Purdue study will measure graduates' quality of life outcomes

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Largest-ever study of American graduates will look at quality-of-life measures beyond job attainment and compensation, but some question what it says about colleges.

Barry University considers asking contract bidders to provide internships

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Barry University considers asking potential contractors if they’ll provide employment opportunities to students, reflecting increased pressure colleges face to help students get jobs.

Career services (as it now exists) must die, new report argues

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Colleges are not professionally developing students the way they should be, and the solution is to blow up the current system and follow a new blueprint, report argues.

Texas technical colleges want to link state funding and employment outcomes

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Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

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