The post-graduation transition: How colleges are helping | Edcor

The post-graduation transition: How colleges are helping

Provided by Columbia College

You’ve graduated college. You have earned your degree, after investing a significant amount of time, energy and money into yourself and your future. You’re ready for the next step, but…what is that? And how do you get there?

Numerous recent-grads have struggled with these questions. They’ve prepared for a new career, but may have difficulty seguing from college to fulltime work. To assist students, the most innovative schools, including Columbia College, have created lifelong career services. Students and graduates get help with:
• Assessing abilities, interests and priorities
• Developing Interview skills
• Internships
• Learning about graduate school options and the admissions process
• Mastering job search techniques
• Resume development
• Understanding the relationship between choice of major and career plans
These services can be invaluable to a recent graduate or alumni. While education teaches the abilities to succeed in a field, career services covers the basic steps to land the job.

Columbia College, for example, offers students and alumni lifelong access to career counseling, cover letter and resume writing assistance, job search strategies, career fairs and an initiative called Handshake. With Handshake, top employers, including Columbia College alumni, can post job and internship opportunities. They can then actively recruit on campus or take part in career fair events.
In turn, students and graduates can link up directly with employers, discover new opportunities and find the job that best suits their desired career path. From one-on-one assistance, to campus-wide job fairs, Columbia College tries to ensure every student fulfills the dream that first led them to higher education.

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