Israel Dominguez, director of economic and workforce development, had the gut feeling that liberal arts students possess skills that prepare them for a variety of careers beyond the academic world. He knew he had worked with many professionals in areas such as sales, marketing, or public relations who also hailed from a liberal arts background. But what could mere stories prove?
As participants in Complete College America’s ‘Purpose First’ initiative, the Community College System of New Hampshire is combining Career Coach and innovative academic programs to help students discover and prepare for meaningful careers. We spoke with Dr. Ross Gittell, chancellor of the CCSNH, to learn about the early results they are seeing and how they plan to expand their work in the future.