In this webinar, Melissa O’Connell, director of the department of workforce services at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida, gave a presentation entitled “Career Coach: Problem Solving Scenarios for Student Decision-Making.”
In April 2014, Algonquin College became the first college in Eastern Ontario to launch Career Coach—and wasted no time making a big splash. Less than a year later, Algonquin had 21,000 visits to the online tool, with users spending an average of more than seven minutes per visit.
Community College Daily recently published an article emphasizing the importance of academic advising, and showcasing one particular college whose efforts to keep students engaged have paid off handsomely.Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) realized that “we needed to figure out a better way to advise” because “you can teach all you want, but if you do not make the connection for them, […]
Three years ago, Hostos Community College in Bronx, New York, faced the all too common challenge of confused students struggling to complete their degrees. With an average of 1,200 new students each fall and an advisement system that was far from rigorous, too many students lacked direction.
Community College Week recently published an article, showcasing Fayetteville Technical Community College’s use of data to inform decisions of all types across its campuses: from admissions to career counseling to grant writing, and more. It highlighted how the college’s partnership with EMSI gains them quick access to quality data, making it easier to make smart, informed choices.
As the US puts the recession further behind and community colleges continue to struggle with enrollment, retention, and completion rates, it becomes clear that, well, it’s not just the economy, stupid. A major problem is the information gap looming between students and careers.
Kevin Long, senior planning and policy analyst at Montgomery College in Maryland, joined EMSI yesterday to speak about how the college uses Career Coach and other EMSI data to drive student success and help students understand the connections between the college’s programs, transfer opportunities, and careers.
Join EMSI for our upcoming webinars, Using Career Coach to Drive Student Success on March 10 and and Engaging Students by Engaging Data on March 18.
This week, EMSI released a report, Closing the Information Gap, that addresses how students’ concerns about the value of education are creating enrollment and retention challenges for America’s colleges and universities, and how several higher ed institutions have successfully met those challenges through the use of technology and transparent data.
Earlier this week, Owen Sutkowski, director of transfer and career services at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, and Sarah Wilson, CPCC’s Career Coach project coordinator, joined EMSI for a webinar to share tips for creating a Career Coach launch plan, effectively mapping program data, and helping students build an ongoing relationship with Career Coach.