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How a Long-Standing Trustee Mentor Program Is Supporting Students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers junior and senior student leaders the opportunity to be formally mentored by members of the Board of Trustees, providing networking and professional development opportunities.

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Student-Led Group Prepares Peers for Investment Banking Internships

A Babson College alumnus developed a peer-led program aimed at preparing sophomores with needed technical and soft skill development to break into the field.

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Program Innovation: Alums and Career Services Delivering Financial Literacy Lessons

Women at Scripps College learn the fundamentals of financial literacy from alumnae, plus participate in a salary negotiation workshop led by career services staff—building confidence while providing perspective on what to expect.

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Program Innovation: Accessible, Paid Experiential Learning With Local Businesses

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s experiential learning program partners students from various majors with local businesses to help find solutions to real-world issues.

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Scaling Up: Increasing Apprenticeship Programs

The City University of New York will add 12 apprenticeship programs to its associate degree programs starting this fall. The additional offerings will support hundreds of students across 10 CUNY colleges.

Low-Income Students Stand to Benefit From Stackable Credentials

A recent report by the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan policy think tank, and researchers at the University of Michigan suggests...
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Career Prep Tip: Address Definitions of Professional Dress

Landing the first job out of college is one hurdle students face, but learning how to dress for work is another. Institutions can support students’ career development by establishing a professional dress guide.

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How Well Do Career-Prep Offerings Serve Students?

Harvard researchers say colleges have all kinds of programs and supports designed to help students get well-paying jobs, but there’s little research on if they accomplish their goals.