With a limping job market and sky rocketing tuition costs, the Career Resource Office is now front and center on campuses across the nation. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, “Clark University in Worcester, Mass. in February introduced Liberal Education and Effective Practice, or LEEP, a program designed to guide students through four years of both academic and professional-skills development. LEEP will integrate coursework with career-preparation workshops and alumni mentorships. Students begin planning internships and research opportunities from their first year at the school”. The Journal goes on to highlight Wake Forest University’s recent conference entitled, “Rethinking Success: From the Liberal Arts to Careers in the 21st Century.” Seventy colleges including Yale, Emory, Brigham Young and Stanford attended to discuss ways to implement programs such as “encouraging history professors to bring students to the career-services office for webinars with successful alumni”. It’s about time. The link between college and career is of paramount importance. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/6ufqsxd

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