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First-of-its-kind Study Confirms: Education Advising is Essential

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Oct 6, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Student Expectations, Student Advising and Coaching

Stakeholders in higher education and employers alike agree: The choices students make in higher education will have a significant impact on their career trajectories. It follows, then, that students would also greatly benefit when they have access to advising which they can harness to make informed choices.

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Colleges, Students and Employers Agree: Career Services are Vital

Posted by Jennifer Groh on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Student Expectations, Student Advising and Coaching

Earlier this month, author of “There is Life After College” and Washington Post writer Jeff Selingo shared his thoughts on how to improve campus career centers to support students’ post-graduation job prospects. Citing a 2016 Gallup study that found that 40 percent of recent graduates never visited their career centers, Selingo noted that institutions must overcome reservations many students have about the value of career services offerings.

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University of Akron Students Give a Look at the Nontraditional Student Experience

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Student Expectations, Adult Learning, Student Advising and Coaching

Nontraditional students have a lot to gain by receiving a post-secondary degree or credential. As we all know, however, those same students face a number of unique challenges as they pursue their academic goals—challenges that, if unmet, could slow or even halt their progress entirely.

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Reinventing Career Services Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Mar 17, 2017 4:29:18 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learning, Student Advising and Coaching, CAEL News, career development, Adult Learning Success

Earlier this month CAEL hosted a webinar, Reinventing Career Services, focusing on the career services renaissance taking place at higher education institution campuses across the country. Providing details around the career services trends we’ve been following, inspired by our efforts working with Miramar College in “reimagining” its campus career services, the webinar shared perspectives on the subject from both employers and colleges.

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Career Services Reinvention is Everywhere - Hear What Employers and Colleges are Saying About it

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Feb 6, 2017 2:27:28 PM

Topics: Career Mapping, Student Advising and Coaching

Do you ever notice that when you’re shopping for a new car and you decide on the car you want, that you begin to see that very car everywhere? It’s the most popular car on the highway – or so it seems.

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How Pre-Enrollment Advising Helps Colleges Market to Adult Students

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Dec 20, 2016 10:01:03 AM

Topics: Structural Approaches to Learning, Adult Learning, Student Advising and Coaching

In his article in volume two of the 2015 CAEL Forum and News, Kevin Ezzell, Director of Accelerated & Graduate Programs at Albright College, shared his thoughts on how pre-enrollment advising can help students succeed at both two- and four-year institutions. Throughout the article, Pre-Enrollment Advising Can Be Your Strongest Marketing Tool, Ezzell discussed the importance of pre-advising, a proactive approach in working with prospective transfer students to provide guidance throughout their time at their community college.

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The Value of Self-Reflection Practices in Experiential Learning

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Dec 16, 2016 2:57:03 PM

Topics: Knowledge Transfer, Student Advising and Coaching, Adult Learning Success

In volume two of CAEL’s 2015 Forum and News publication, Antioch University Los Angeles’ (AULA) Rosa Garza-Mourino, Director of External Partnerships; MeHee Hyun, Co-Chair of Undergraduate Studies; and Andrea Richards, Dean of Assessment and Student Learning, provided insight into how the adult-focused liberal art institution’s experiential learning program follows an advisement model that “anticipate[s] students’ needs, monitor[s] their progress, and intervene[s] at critical moments.” This model “leads to faculty-intensive interactions with students” which orients students, identifies past and current interests, builds an academic experiential learning proposal, creates reflecting learning products and encourages students to look back at self.

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A Great Look at Adult Student Success

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Nov 1, 2016 9:15:31 AM

Topics: Success Stories, Adult Student Success, Student Advising and Coaching, Military-Connected Student

We often talk about adult learners, their challenges and how institutions and organizations can encourage their success. Yet nothing can provide better insight into adult students’ needs than to hear their own stories of academic achievement.     

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