Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading student success company, has unveiled the prototype of its newest module of the Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™. Starfish INSIGHT enables institutions to quickly and easily visualize the correlations between their efforts to help students be successful and related student outcomes. ECPI University is one of a select group of colleges and universities the company has partnered with to help refine the software’s design. [Read more...]
The growth of online colleges represents a brave new world in the education system.
Whereas college once meant dorm life, campus culture, and wild parties, an increasing number of people see it as a series of digital lectures, projects, and tests. A recent graduation ceremony for the online American Public University System (APUS) highlighted another peculiarity of online education: most of the graduates were meeting each other for the first time. [Read more...]
If you’re like most students, finishing college will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, and also one of the scariest. Despite the best efforts of your career services counselor, odds are you’ll still have doubts about what you want to do with your life. If you’re in need of some career services advice, or life advice in general, don’t worry; the following tips were created for people just like you:
Many people would agree that one of the hardest things you’re going to do in life is get that first job out of college. There may be several jobs for you to choose from, but of course, you want to work for a company that’s a good fit in an industry that’s going to give you ample growth opportunity for many years to come.
If you’ve just graduated, (or even if you’re just about to embark on your higher educational career), there are some jobs that show the signs of faring well in the coming years. Here is a closer look: [Read more...]
For students who have just graduated, many, if not all of you, will have to deal with job interviews in your near future. If you find job interviews intimidating, remember that your prospective employers are often just as fearful as you are. They need to know that their potential employees will be valuable additions to the company, and they worry that the best candidates will not want to work there.
For this reason, a job interview should be a conversation, with candidates asking as many questions as they answer. If you ask the right questions, you will not only discover whether you want the job, but you will also show your interviewers your critical thinking skills. The following questions are ideal for any job interview: