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Higher education must help grads secure employability over a lifetime

Colleges ramp up career guidance for students: In a story for USA Today on higher education and job preparation, Mary Beth Marklein¬†writes that Wake Forest was one of the earliest adopters of a more career-focused campus. Andy Chan, vice president of Wake Forest’s Office of Personal and Career Development, explains that an upgrade in career services reflects the changing nature of the workplace. “Unlike earlier generations, young professionals today are likely to switch jobs multiple times,” he says. “It’s imperative for universities to help equip young people with the tools and the mindset of, ‘How am I going to be employable over my lifetime?’”

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