How Innovation Can Improve Higher Ed Career Services Departments

A recent Strada study shows that 4 in 10 graduates are underemployed in their first job after college.

Reported by Education Dive, University Innovation Alliance members are looking to improve that reality on their campuses in several ways, including making career exploration a key part of the first-year experience, better promoting career preparation resources, establishing career choice milestones as part of the degree program, and creating access to better hands-on career and internship opportunities.

The takeaway? There is still a massive disconnect for students in terms of what their specific degree will unlock for them, so how do we use different tools and tactics to make them better aware?

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.