Entries by Sheila Curran

Position Vacancy: Miami University (Ohio) — Assistant Vice President, Center for Career Exploration and Success

For full consideration apply by September 26, 2016. To Apply:  http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3182 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, announces a rare opportunity to take a very successful career center to the next level. The person hired in the newly-created Assistant Vice President, Center for Career Exploration and Success position, will lead a team of 20 staff to envision and advance […]

The Career Community as a College Strategic Asset

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 […]

Position Vacancy: Wheaton College– Director of the Center for Vocation and Career

Wheaton College, a Christian College located 25 miles west of Chicago, is engaged in a major initiative to re-imagine the preparation and support of students as they consider a wide variety of post-graduate pursuits. It now seeks a leader to direct the Center for Vocation and  Career, and in doing so, significantly enhance the value and impact of a Wheaton […]

Position Vacancy (Bryant University): Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education

Deadline for applications: August 14, 2015. Bryant University provides an exceptional opportunity for a forward-thinking leader and manager to become the new executive director of the Amica Center for Career Education. Bryant was an early adopter of the philosophy that a business education must be paired with a liberal arts education and vice versa, for […]

Threats to the Higher Ed Business Model

What are the biggest threats to Higher Education? Cost? Student debt? Changing demographics and student choice? MOOCs? Inadequate career preparation? Depending on the college, it could be any combination of these factors. In the article Higher Ed Business Models Are Earning Failing Grades, first published in the Journal of Corporate Renewal, we discuss how to […]

Components of an Effective Consulting Proposal

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 […]

Brighter Employment Prospects for Young Grads

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 […]

Position Vacancy: Associate Provost-Career + Professional Development, LMU — App. Deadline: Friday, Feb 15, 2015

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 13, 2015 LMU seeks an Associate Provost who embraces Jesuit traditions of educating the whole person, and is passionate about connecting education to transformative lives after graduation. Together with a career team and strategic partners at LMU, the Associate Provost is responsible for building programs, services, and connections that will enhance […]

Position Vacancy: Associate Dean, Career + Co-op, SAIC (Chicago)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a forward-thinking Associate Dean, Career + Co-Op who can play a leadership role in defining the contributions of art and design graduates to the global economy. The Associate Dean will identify innovative ways to connect the SAIC curriculum to productive and successful lives after college, expanding […]

Advice for Entrepreneurial College Grads

In today’s economy, college students need to develop entrepreneurial skills.  They’ll need these skills throughout their lives to navigate the employment market and rise in their chosen fields. But, should they also be encouraged to start their own businesses immediately after graduation? The entrepreneurial initiatives of colleges and universities, and their emphasis on business plan competitions, […]

Revolution in Career Services

In this article, Sheila Curran, President of Curran Career Consulting, and Steve Goldenberg, CEO of Interfolio, share a candid and provocative discussion on the future of career services in colleges and universities. Steve: Students graduating in 2009 are facing bleak employment prospects. Are Careers offices prepared for the onslaught of demand from worried students and […]