• Collaboration in Career Services

Collaboration in Career Services: Leveraging Academic Partners

Central to the shift in how colleges and universities are addressing career development is greater connectivity and collaboration between stakeholders and offices on campus. At the University of Utah, Career Services is working in conjunction with academic partners and advisors to engage students in the career preparation process earlier and ultimately drive increased opportunities tied [...]

  • BBBS Mentoring

The Lifetime Impact of Modern Mentoring

As new technologies are developed and modernized insights on mentoring are explored, the mentor-mentee relationship has become less traditional than it once was. With digital platforms allowing more casual mentor relationships and increased opportunities to participate in formalized mentoring programs, institutions, businesses and individuals have gravitated towards having somebody to rely on for advice and [...]

January 11th, 2017|Categories: Career Development, Mentoring, Student Success|Tags: , , |
  • Cooperative Learning

#TABS16: 20 Years of Cooperative Learning Success

During the 2016 TABS Annual Conference, Peter Hess, Brewster Academy’s assistant head of school will present on “The Power of Cooperative Learning: What It Takes to Make It Work.” In his session, Hess discusses the success Brewster has had implementing cooperative learning in the classroom over the past 20-plus years, and provides insight into the [...]

  • Milton Academy Advising

#TABS16: Long-Term Impacts of Milton Academy Advising

One of the ways Milton Academy develops “competence, confidence and character” in its students is by providing support in and out of the classroom through advising, an initiative that is being explored during the 2016 TABS Annual Conference. In their session, “Advising: Forging Connections Even When it Feels Impossible,” Mathematics Department Chair Heather Sugrue -- [...]

  • Parents

The Power of Parents’ Involvement at Skidmore College

Skidmore College’s largest on-campus career program, Career Jam, brings together hundreds of students, alumni and parents for a day of networking, resume reviews and mock interview practice. Executed in partnership between the Career Development Center (CDC), Parents Council and Alumni Affairs, the one-day event is a representation of Skidmore’s continued efforts to incorporate parents in [...]

  • Greek Life Career Development

Greek Life’s Impact on Student Career Development

After a Gallup study surveying over 30,000 college graduates found that students that were a part of Greek life in college were more likely to be “thriving” in their work, the long-term benefits of joining a sorority or fraternity have become increasingly apparent, and the values instilled in sororities and fraternities are proven to be [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Career Development, Networking, Student Success|Tags: , , |
  • The Undergraduate Experience

‘What Matters Most’ in the Undergraduate Experience

For anyone in higher education, “The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most” is a must read. The book addresses the underlying issues many institutions face in a “how-to” style. Each chapter covers a different concept and way of thinking. The end result is six core concepts to consider and apply to your institution. [...]

  • Student Success

First-Year Mentoring Effects on Student Success

This time of year, just as colleges and universities are celebrating their graduates, high schools across the country are celebrating their own graduates, many of whom are preparing for the transition to college. While data shows that more students than ever before are graduating high school, less are actually enrolling in college. A large segment [...]