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A lot of the focus, and rightly so, has been on how career services and institutions can support the current graduating class find employment. However, it is important to also consider the far-reaching impact the pandemic will have on students who will be graduating in the next year or two. Not only will these students graduate into a challenging economy, but will do so after losing experiential learning opportunities that are critical for building a network and landing that coveted post-graduation job.

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Amid a global pandemic and recession, students face unprecedented challenges securing jobs and internships. According to a Handshake student survey conducted in March, 73% of college seniors are still searching for full-time jobs, and 23% of students with a secured internship had the offer rescinded. Here are three urgent action items for supporting your graduating students’ career needs right now:

This report explores the use of program-level learning outcomes in non-professional programs at Canadian institutions. It focuses on program-level development, implementation, and assessment of these learning outcomes. Allow program-level leaders to customize development and implementation processes At all profiled institutions, program leaders can tailor learning outcome development and implementation processes to align with their program’s […]

By developing an integrated student services model, known as student service one-stop shops, colleges and universities can provide resources in registration, financial aid, and billing. Use our resource to learn how to improve online and in-person services.


To create experiential major maps that help students identify experiential learning activities specific to their majors, implementation leaders need to collect information about applied learning opportunities and high-impact practices from academic units and other campus offices. In this webconference, learn from university experts how they worked together with colleagues to choose the best activities to include in each map.

About the Webconference Though universities and their departments share core missions of research, teaching, and service, their separate incentive structures have led over time to rising tension between university and department priorities. Learn how university leaders can increase strategic alignment in faculty hiring and tenure, teaching and curriculum, and interdisciplinary scholarship.

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