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Making changes to comply with the College Scorecard

Making changes to comply with the College Scorecard

EACE Blog contribution by Amy Weinstein, Assistant Director/Technology Manager at Bryant University

It’s the “elephant in the room” in many of our career centers.  How will the need for detailed outcomes data change the way we work in the future?

Credit: College Affordability and Transparency Center

Credit: College Affordability and Transparency Center

In February 2013 in his State of the Union Address President Obama introduced the College Scorecard.  Part of the College Scorecard asks: “how many of its graduates get jobs, what kinds of jobs do they get, and how much do those graduates typically earn?”  For the first time, Career Services is in a unique position to make an impact on how colleges and universities will be rated.  Marilyn Mackes, Exectuive Director of NACE writes on the NACE blog, January, 2014, “Outcomes Data: Let’s Own the Opportunity Ahead.”  She states that this is an opportunity for career centers to lead the way in an area that many in the public and private sectors don’t care about.

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Using Social Media to Encourage Social Media Search Strategies

Using Social Media to Encourage Social Media Search Strategies

EACE Blog contribution by Amy Weinstein, Assistant Director/Technology Manager at Bryant University

“A student walks into your office looking for an internship…” Unfortunately, this isn’t the beginning of joke, and even if it were, we are all familiar with the punch line. Many students get easily frustrated using traditional search methods to find a job/internship. Today’s competitive marketplace often requires students to use creative “outside the box” strategies to find opportunities.
As career professionals, we encourage our students to use social media tools such as: Linkedin, Twitter, blogs , videos and more as part of their toolbox. But, very few students have the time to develop multiple tools and persistently network. How can Career Centers leverage social media to help students learn the value of taking time to develop and use social media tools in their search?

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