Administration

Helping Students Navigate Paths to a Job, and Beyond

Michael Sciola, associate vice president for institutional advancement and career initiatives, Colgate U.

April 12, 2017

Produced by Carmen Mendoza and Julia Schmalz

As the world of work goes through fundamental changes and students face unprecedented challenges in employment, colleges' career centers need to reposition themselves to be more effective, says Michael Sciola, associate vice president for institutional advancement and career initiatives at Colgate University. Colleges should be engaging students “early and often,” he says, to help them discover their interests and talents, and how those might connect to a lifetime of satisfying work.

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