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Bringing Career Planning into Liberal Arts Classrooms: Life after college has gotten harder in the recession’s wake, and colleges are not doing enough to prepare students for an anxiety-inducing job market. As a result, there is increasing skepticism about the value of college. The debate over higher education, however, is about far more than the return-on-investment for a degree. Indeed, America’s future economic competitiveness is at stake. Colleges and universities are seabeds of innovation, idealism and civic renewal. But, in many ways, higher education’s relentless pursuit of specialization and competitive achievement has muffled those ideals. Too often neglected is an understanding of why students are attending college in the first place, and what they will do with their degrees.…

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