As college costs continue to rise and student debt increases, the pressure to improve student success outcomes like retention and graduation rates, career outcomes, and lifetime earnings are ever present. Innovative approaches to leading across the entire student life...

Since the birth of The Career Leadership Collective we have advocated for one consistent concept: student career education is bigger than the career office.

You've probably seen this in our ground breaking article on Scaling Career Services, in our online accelerator s...

Over the last ten years, higher education has felt the increased pressure to tell their story of success, through transparency and data about the outcomes of their graduates. Many asked, was an investment in college really worth it for a growing number of Americans goi...

May 28, 2019

Let’s be honest…working in Career Services can be tough. We simultaneously balance preparing our students to thrive in the 21st Century workforce, persisting in the goal-driven environment that is higher education, and nurturing collaborative partnerships across the en...

When I (Kelly) first moved into a Career Center role where I would be working heavily with faculty, a well-meaning colleague gave me a book called, Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It.  I remember thinking to myself, “What...

American college students are working more than ever. According to a 2015 Georgetown University report, 70-80% percent of undergraduates are employed, and 40% of those students work full-time, making work the most time-consuming activity beyond academic study.

At Bennin...

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019!  The new year brings renewed energy to so many personal and professional goals for individuals, and as such, I wanted to share the 5 career services trends that we believe will make a substantial impact on universities everywhere in 2019.  We enco...

There was an age in which career services, development/advancement and alumni relations collaborated only on an event or two a year, but a new opportune trend has been emerging over the last five plus years which features the integration of career services with alumni...

 Over a decade ago, “Learning Reconsidered” boldly redefined learning to be an integration of academic learning and student development (Keeling, 2004). Putting this integration into practice and moving career education from a reactive service offering to a proactive a...

October 11, 2018

You don’t have to look hard to see that higher education leaders are more and more shining a spotlight on the work of career services. What, precisely, with regard to career services, should upper administrators and career leaders focus on? While they are important met...

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Why having a formal Career Champions Network is the most important career services trend of 2019 and 2020

October 1, 2019

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