Most people attend two- or four-year colleges in order to find a good career. Unfortunately, many struggle to achieve this goal right after graduation. Research from Gallup shows that only 27 percent of graduates have a job ready and waiting for them. Meanwhile, more than one in five take seven months or longer to find a good position.
In a perfect world, every student would immediately fulfill his or her post-degree dreams – whether that’s entering the workforce or pursuing additional education.
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Alumni engagement is a task all colleges struggle with, and you’ve likely felt the strain yourself. You have a network of adults all connected through a single institution, but it’s difficult to get them involved.
Struggle no longer – here are two simple ways to re-engage your alumni:
1. Invest in their success
To most alumni, every message from their alma mater feels like a request for something – a donation supporting a fundraiser, an appeal to mentor a current student or a request to use their likeness.
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We are pleased to announce the session list for Parchment Connect National 2018! Our sixth annual user conference will be March 24-25 in Orlando, Florida and immediately precedes the AACRAO Annual Meeting. This year’s agenda is our most comprehensive and innovative yet.
The conference will feature four unique session tracks including Parchment Send for Higher Education, Parchment Receive and Parchment Send for K-12. The fourth session track, Parchment Summit, is a continuation of the thought leadership dialogue stemming from the Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials events and webinars that began in 2016.
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If you are a Basic Receive Member, here are some tips and tricks to help you keep things running smoothly and efficiently.
- Receive. Route. Download. When receiving documents, first route by dragging to one of the destinations on the left, and then zip and download. The online status of the document changes to ‘Download confirmed’ and the student automatically gets an email telling them that the document has been downloaded.
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How amazing would it be to have had a teacher like Valerie Felicity Frizzle – aka Ms. Frizzle, aka The Frizz, from “The Magic School Bus?” The eccentric, intelligent educator is infamous for her wacky outfits and even wackier field trips, taking her students through space, circulatory systems, animal habitats and more.
No doubt Ms. Frizzle’s students got an unparalleled educational experience, learning facts and concepts they would never have understood otherwise. But when it comes time to apply for college, how will Frizzle’s students prove what they know?
Continue reading How To Turn A Field Trip With Ms. Frizzle Into A Credential at Parchment.