Learn how graduates benefit financially from a degree and how that helps Minnesota’s economy.
There’s a great deal of talk in the media about whether getting college degree is worth it, but employers rarely question its value — quite the opposite. That results in a financial benefit for graduates and, ultimately, for the state as a whole. Read our recent article on the topic.
Discover the ways in which career development is being more closely integrated into student employment.
While work study is an important part of financially supporting college students, many Minnesota Private Colleges are also working to redefine the role of student employment in career development.
“When employers are hiring for a position many are working off a behavior-based philosophy, which is predicated on work history,” said Dave Broza, director of the Office of Career Development and Calling at Bethel University. “The best prediction for an employee’s success is their past experience and this includes work study.”
Discover how career development offices at St. Scholastica and St. Kate's help students cultivate meaningful careers.
We sat down with two career development professionals to talk about how students can start developing a meaningful career while in college. Andrea Chartier is a career counselor at The College of St. Scholastica and Tina Wagner is the director of career development at St. Catherine University. Both spoke at the spring Student Success Forum, which is held for interested staff at member institutions.
Learn why employers want liberal arts graduates on staff.
Student who graduate from liberal arts colleges are set to succeed. In fact, 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree; another 16 percent are pursuing additional education and four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Learn how bachelor’s degrees trigger financial benefits for graduates and the state’s economy as well.
It’s commencement season at private nonprofit colleges across the state; it started in April at Augsburg University and ends in June at Carleton College. As students gather with their families for these ceremonies, they mark the significance of this threshold moment — and leave as graduates.
Learn why employers want the knowledge and skills that graduates from our colleges possess.
You’re likely heard the worry about whether students who graduate from liberal arts colleges get jobs. So you’ll be glad to learn then that 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree. Another 16 percent are pursuing additional education while four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Explore how the Minneapolis College of Art and Design helps its students leverage their talents to prepare for the business of art.
In the ongoing effort to equip students with soft skills employers are looking for, Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Arts Entrepreneurship department is preparing students for the business of art.
Find out which key skill sets today’s hiring managers want to see in new college graduates.
Ask employers what they seek in new hires and “soft skills” rise to the top. Yes, it is a squishy buzz word but it covers a lot of what matters, including communication, teamwork, creativity and problem solving. For the new grads from our colleges, this is good news — they can show that they’ve got what today’s hiring managers want.