Do we need to figure out job placement?

Do we need to figure out job placement?

Higher ed has long been apprehensive about promising job placements for students, rightfully concerned to promise something we don’t have full control over.

But according to a new Strada Education report, guaranteed employment outcomes would indeed be a leading factor that could convince more of the 36 million students with some credit but no credential to come back to school.

The takeaway? Avoiding an overpromise we can’t make good on absolutely makes sense. But if this is the real roadblock keeping students from coming back, it’s the very one we need to fix. So how do we better partner with leading employers aligned to our degree programs to create clearer job pathways for our students?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.