Why Your Students’ First Job After Graduation Means Everything

The first job your students take after graduation can impact the rest of their career, both for better or for worse.

Reported by CNBC, a report by the Strada Institute for the Future of Work reports that more than 40% of college graduates take positions immediately out of school that don’t require a degree. And starting here means that 10 years later, these graduates end up earning $10,000 a year less than their peers.

The takeaway? How can our career services departments do a better job consulting students on their first and future career moves? Especially for online students who don’t have the same physical access to these on-campus resources, how can we better communicate this critical first job reality?

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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.