March 9, 2017
Tech Talk: 3 Expert Tips for Grads premium
So you’re ready to graduate and are looking to land an amazing tech job. Congrats! Have you done your research? Do you know what specific job, workplace environment, and industry you’re looking for? If you can’t answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then we need to talk. While tech is an exciting (and growing) […]
March 8, 2017
How Experiential Learning Advances Education premium
As education evolves, institutions need to ensure the learning methods they use are too. One of those methods is experiential learning. Essentially this process helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. In the late 19th century, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus developed the first scientific approach to studying […]
March 2, 2017
10 Job Tips for Computer Science Grads premium
There’s good news for computer science grads. Approximately 50,000 enter the job market each year and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates software developer jobs alone will grow by 24 percent in the next eight years, which means demand is outpacing supply. Now, just because computer science graduates are in a great position for post-graduation […]
March 1, 2017
The Connection Between School Perceived Value and Alumni Giving premium
Ten. This is the magic number when it comes to alumni giving. If colleges and universities want their alumni to consistently give, they have 10 years after students graduate to establish the habit. Given the fact students are graduating with hefty loans and entering a workforce with higher unemployment rates, means schools need to be […]
February 23, 2017
Are Career Services Failing to Help Grads Land Jobs? premium
Asking, “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” is a pretty frightening question. An even more daunting task is knowing how to answer it. At some point, you’ve probably stopped into career services with the hopes they could guide you in the right direction for post-college life. And though there’s […]
February 22, 2017
Is a College Education Still Worth the Price? premium
The Great Recession. Despite lasting less than two years, its residual effects are still being felt by many almost 10 years later—including college and university graduates trying to find employment. For young college graduates the unemployment rate is currently slightly higher now (5.6 percent) than in 2007 (5.5 percent), while the underemployment rate shot up […]
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 […]