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 14, 2017
Why Interns are the Highest Value Hires premium
Tapping into the large pool of qualified students and recent graduates to fill temporary positions is met with some hesitation for companies large and small. There is an overwhelming sense that interns are only a smart choice when ample busy work is available. Administrative tasks, low-level projects, and the occasional coffee run make up the […]
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 7, 2017
3 Reasons Job Boards Don’t Work for Hiring College Students premium
Posting open positions to job boards has long been a staple in the recruiting and hiring universe. It’s easy to copy and paste a bland job description and a handful of experience requirements onto a job board that promises to disperse your hiring need to the eager masses, but the system is far from effective. […]
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 31, 2017
Need an Intern? 3 Reasons You Don’t Deserve One premium
When there’s quite a bit of work to be done, and current employees are maxed regarding their time and energy, it’s time for more hands on deck. That could come by way of full- or part-time long-term talent joining the team, or through the strategic addition of an intern workforce. Although the latter may pique […]
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 24, 2017
Shifting On-Campus Recruiting toward Diversity and Evidence-based Hiring premium
Companies spend countless hours each year pounding the pavement to find the best and brightest talent to join their ranks. On-campus recruiting has been a staple in the process for decades, with representatives from several industries staking claim in elite college and university career centers around the country. While on-site interviews and company information sessions […]