Online Learning Update

June 30, 2017

How universities can use big data to land grads careers

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

BY ROB SPARKS, eCampus News

Have faculty, administrators and advisors actually prepared their students for the “real world” and aligned programs, degrees and training with the job market? Without diminishing the quality of the academic program, have students made the right choices to fulfill their ambitions and aspirations and begin their contributions to society? For decades, institutions have made it their missions to improve not just academic outcomes for their students but also career outcomes. Career fairs, services and internships have been a staple of the student experience for decades. But the reality is that most employers still find graduates lacking essential skills and academic programs lagging behind current needs in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Often, educators find themselves out of sync with the job market.

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