February 16, 2017
How to Create an Eye-Catching Profile premium
While you believe it’s obvious that you are so much more than just your GPA, major, and school ranking, it is important that employers understand that as well. And that’s where Portfolium can help. An ePortfolio gives employers a chance to see the real you based on the skills you’ve proven with your work inside […]
February 15, 2017
Move Over Majors, Skills Are What Students Need premium
Students are quickly discovering that employers already know: skills have more value than their degree. This is why it’s vital that educational institutions take a closer look at how they structure their requirements so that students are fully prepared when they graduate to contribute to the workforce. Rethinking the Standard Structure While there might be […]
February 9, 2017
3 Tips For Landing a Job Right After Graduation premium
Congratulations! You’ve succeeded. Armed with your diploma, you can now set out for the grand adventure of finding a job. While there’s no magic formula to follow, these three tips will get you closer to the job you want instead of the job you have to take. 1. Find Your Direction This may sound like […]
February 8, 2017
The 3 Components Your Career Pathways Program Needs premium
For many, earning a college degree is still a desirable concept, but with Americans drowning in nearly $1.3 trillion of student loan debt (average, individual amount is close to $40,000) it seems to be a dream that comes with too hefty a price. One solution to this obstacle is through a career pathways program. This […]
February 1, 2017
10 Career Tips From Recent Science Grads premium
Preparing to enter the workforce in a science-related career after graduation can be a little scary—even if you’ve done your due diligence. Your professors and advisors will offer their expert take on the industry, but chances are it’s been awhile since they were out in the field. Today we’re looking at advice recent science grads […]
January 31, 2017
Where Will Your University Rank Among Competency-Based Programs? premium
In this age of academics, it is becoming increasingly more evident that students learn in different ways and at different paces—especially adult learners. As discussed previously, competency-based education (CBE) is on the rise, giving potential hires more confidence in what they can offer and making them a valuable commodity to an employer, which will hopefully […]
January 26, 2017
Why Skills, Not Majors Will Help Grads Land a Job premium
At one time your GPA was everything—your Golden Ticket for landing your dream job after graduating. In fact, leaving it off your resume immediately set off red flags to employers about your qualifications for the position. Fast forward to the present where employers want to know what skills and value you can add to their […]
January 25, 2017
3 Ways to Maximize Your SLO Data premium
While the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) continues to grow, there seems to be very little information available about how to manage all the data collected. The SLO process produces ample amounts of data, which mostly ends up stored, instead of studied or utilized. As such, the question becomes, ‘What is the best way […]
January 19, 2017
Why Spec Work and Interviews Aren’t Compatible premium
Right now you’re in school, working hard on honing your skills so when you graduate you’ll find a job that showcases your awesomeness with a company that appreciates your talent. The only sticking point is in exchange for an interview companies want you to show them your talent for free. And frankly, you are sick […]
January 18, 2017
A Successful Competency-Based Education Program Begins with Measuring Learning Outcomes premium
Increasingly, competency-based education (CBE) is becoming an essential component to competency-based hiring (CBH). Because CBE models are based on clearly defined learning outcomes, their transparency gets employers attention for three reasons: Successful competency-based educational models inherently foster the development of higher order critical thinking, problem solving, organization, innovation, and communication skills. CBE students can demonstrate […]