By Cristina Restrepo in Best Practices posted: Oct, 9th 2017

Webinar Recap – Investment in Assessment: How Students Intern and Learn

In today’s changing employment landscape, teaching students the proper skills to be successful in the workforce is of the utmost importance. However, a recent study from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) revealed that students consistently rank themselves as prepared in areas where employers do not agree. For this reason, universities should invest […]

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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: Jun, 22nd 2017

Microplacements Vs. Internships: Similarities and Differences

Job training methods vary dramatically in the international community. Some governments play a major role in preparing young adults to launch their careers; for example, offering students the opportunity to attend college at no cost. Others have extensive state-run apprenticeship programs, job corps opportunities and similar, but most rely on partnerships with private industries to […]

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: May, 23rd 2017

Your Students’ Summer Employability Checklist

The spring semester is over for most institutions, and while some students will be busy taking more classes over the summer, others will have several months that are more or less totally open for them to work on their professional skills and build additional experience. This might not be the ideal plan for some students […]

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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: May, 18th 2017

3 Ways Career Centres in Singapore Approach Internships & Placements

Last week, the international Symplicity team visited various higher ed institutions in Singapore and explored what the key focuses are in their career centres. The importance of internships and placements was an overriding theme for these institutions, and for good reason – evidence suggests that placements and work experience enhance academic performance and employability skills. […]

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