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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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January 17, 2017
The Disconnect Between an Entry-level Job and Experience premium
Anyone can take a quick look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and gather that the job market is stronger than it has been in a decade. Unemployment levels remain relatively low, and job creation has experienced a notable increase over the last three years. For recent graduates, one might think searching for and securing […]
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November 30, 2016
Creating Portable, Reportable Learning premium
The intersection of competency based education and competency based hiring is an increasingly important facet of the total learning experience. Students want to retain and ultimately showcase what they learn in a meaningful way, and educators need tools that allow them to provide the highest quality of teaching available in and outside the classroom. Both […]
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November 30, 2016
HBCUs & Portfolium Prove that Diversity Equals Competency premium
Two significant historically black colleges and universities (“HBCUs”) Morehouse College and Spelman College, took an innovative step forward to assist students in their career initiatives. A new partnership between the two institutions and Portfolium, an e-portfolio platform, paves the way for students to increase their awareness and amplify organization of the skill sets and unique […]
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November 16, 2016
CRANE Pathways Partners with Portfolium to Enhance Student Experience at 45 High Schools premium
Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy (CRANE) has recently teamed up with Portfolium, an e-portfolio platform, to provide students with an important project-sharing tool  as they prepare for their chosen careers. The partnership between CRANE and Portfolium represents a commitment to students’ long-term success, as services will be made available throughout 45 high schools […]
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