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  • The Importance of Career Services in Today’s Colleges and Universities

    The Importance of Career Services in Today’s Colleges and Universities

    Career services departments give students opportunities to explore career options, understand workplace expectations, hone soft skills like leadership and communication, and even understand the...

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  • Introducing FranklinCovey LeaderU

    Introducing FranklinCovey LeaderU

    It’s no secret that FranklinCovey has a proven track record of student success. For the past 30 years, our education-leadership programs have been valuable tools for those committed to maximizing...

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  • Top Soft Skills: A Glossary of the Qualities Companies Want Most

    Top Soft Skills: A Glossary of the Qualities Companies Want Most

    In reality, soft skills are the qualities and capabilities that make people innovative, strategic, emotionally intelligent, and generally great at what they do. These skills don’t...

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  • How Higher Ed Can Partner With Certificate Soft Skills Programs

    How Higher Ed Can Partner With Certificate Soft Skills Programs

    More and more employers are reporting that candidates are lacking skills like critical thinking, communication, listening, and leadership, despite having earned degrees from reputable...

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  • Stackable Credentials: Can They Equate to a Bachelor’s Degree?

    Stackable Credentials: Can They Equate to a Bachelor’s Degree?

    Stackable credentials are any courses or certifications that you can gather to help you move forward in your career. These learning opportunities fill the gap between jobs that need a lower level...

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  • What are Upskilling and Reskilling and Why Do They Matter in Higher Ed?

    What are Upskilling and Reskilling and Why Do They Matter in Higher Ed?

    Whether you’re currently employed or looking for a new job opportunity, everyone who wants to be competitive in their careers faces the same challenge: keeping their skills updated and marketable...

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  • The Impacts and Benefits of Blended Learning in Higher Education

    The Impacts and Benefits of Blended Learning in Higher Education

    Blended learning was quickly identified by those in higher ed as something to help address that gap. By focusing on students, blended learning is a way to approach education that combines face-to...

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  • Building Connection and Engagement in Higher Education

    Building Connection and Engagement in Higher Education

    The loss of in-person contact due to Covid-19 has many of us longing for more connection but unsure how to achieve it in our new normal. Higher education is no exception; returning to regular...

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  • Teaching Principles of Trust in Higher Education

    Teaching Principles of Trust in Higher Education

    In the arena of higher education, trust has the ability to make a huge impact for everyone from administration down to individual students. When colleges and universities invest in teaching...

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  • How Higher Ed Is Delivering the Top Skills Employers Want in New Grads

    How Higher Ed Is Delivering the Top Skills Employers Want in New Grads

    The landscape of professional work has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. As many companies adapt to hybrid environments and more agile project management, their expectations of...

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  • Proactively Managing Mental Wellness of College Students

    Proactively Managing Mental Wellness of College Students

    Mental health has escalated from issue to crisis over the last few years — and that’s especially true for college students. Competitive campus culture and academic pressure have always put students...

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  • Is Higher Education Measuring Up? The KPIs Employers Use to Measure New Graduates

    Is Higher Education Measuring Up? The KPIs Employers Use to Measure New Graduates

    Let’s consider some of the KPIs that higher education is defining that will demonstrate the real career readiness that employers are looking for...

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  • Career Readiness: How to Define It and Teach It

    Career Readiness: How to Define It and Teach It

    Colleges and universities are now focusing on what makes a recent college graduate employable and targeting skills employers look for in college graduates when preparing offerings for their stud...

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  • 4 Ways Higher Education Can Support Graduates Beyond Landing the First Job

    4 Ways Higher Education Can Support Graduates Beyond Landing the First Job

    Let’s look at four ways higher ed can support new graduates and help them be more successful in their post-graduate careers...

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  • What Questions Are Potential Postsecondary Students Asking and How Can Higher Education Be the Answer?

    What Questions Are Potential Postsecondary Students Asking and How Can Higher Education Be the Answer?

    Is college worth it? This is a question many potential post-secondary students are asking. The answer is...complicated, to say the least. Today’s academic environment is in a state of massive trans...

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  • How Can Higher Education Institutions Become a Primary Resource for Lifelong Learners?

    How Can Higher Education Institutions Become a Primary Resource for Lifelong Learners?

    If learning is a lifelong pursuit, then academic institutions must prepare to support those who seek education and carefully navigate the obstacles and opportunities of this new landscape...

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  • Alternative Credentials: What Are They and How Do They Apply to Postsecondary Education?

    Alternative Credentials: What Are They and How Do They Apply to Postsecondary Education?

    Credentials are a sort of system put in place to measure the achievement of students in the postsecondary environment and can include everything from diplomas and degrees to professional certific...

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  • How Credentials Impact the Value of Higher Education

    How Credentials Impact the Value of Higher Education

    Certificate programs, micro-degrees, and online learning courses are becoming exponentially more available, providing learners with a lot of options to choose from...

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  • A Bright Future? Post-secondary Education After the Pandemic

    A Bright Future? Post-secondary Education After the Pandemic

    Colleges and universities are at a crossroads, considering how education will change in the future and how to appropriately break the status quo without bringing along the fear that comes with...

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  • Intentionally Building Student Leaders Through Higher Education Programs

    Intentionally Building Student Leaders Through Higher Education Programs

    Some universities and colleges are recognizing the significant role that leadership skills play in the future success of alumni. As a result, they are offering leadership programs and formal...

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