The Curran Consulting Group (CCG) is a boutique strategy and organizational firm that focuses on higher education consulting. We are committed to the cost-effective achievement of client goals, to the success of students and graduates, and to your institution’s future.
In today’s competitive academic environment, a simple partnership between Career Services and Alumni Relations in colleges and universities is not enough. A symbiotic relationship is essential if both areas are to demonstrate the value they bring to their universities.
Why do students go to college? Most academics would be horrified to discover that the top reason is not to get a great education and become an educated citizen of the world. Today’s students still want high quality academics, but they take the educational benefits of college for granted. What students now expect from college is […]
Colleges and universities increasingly look to consultants to help with strategic issues and troubling situations. But, unless the fee is likely to exceed six figures, they frequently forego a “Request for Proposal” (RFP). Instead, they rely on verbal conversations, and primarily use word of mouth to identify potential consultants. Agreements about what the consultant will be expected to […]
An unemployment rate of 7.3% may not seem particularly good. But for millions of the country’s college seniors, 2014 data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics represent the first sign that the major upturn in the employment market for bachelor’s degree grads that started in 2012, was not an anomaly.The last year students […]