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Changing Higher Ed podcast 202-Beyond Career and Job-Ready Graduates-Beating the Underemployment Odds

Beyond Career and Job-Ready Graduates: Beating the Underemployment Odds:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 202 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Kevin Grubb

In this episode of our podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Kevin Grubb, Associate Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development at Villanova University, about the holistic approach Villanova is taking to create career and job-ready graduates.

Villanova University is setting a new standard for career readiness in higher education by integrating career development throughout the student experience, from orientation to graduation and beyond. This holistic approach recognizes that true career readiness goes beyond just skills training; it also involves supporting students’ overall wellbeing, fostering a strengths-based mindset, and preparing graduates to thrive in an increasingly complex and technologically driven world of work.

Through our conversation, Kevin shared valuable insights into the innovative strategies Villanova employs to ensure their students are not just academically prepared but also equipped with the skills, experiences, and support needed to navigate the complexities of the modern job market and achieve long-term career success.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 160 The State of Higher Education Part 2 with Courtney Brown The State of Higher Education: Breaking down the barriers to student enrollment and retention

The State of Higher Education Part 2:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 160 With Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton And Guest Dr. Courtney Brown

Part 2 of the podcast, The State of Higher Education: Breaking down the barriers to student enrollment and retention – The Lumina report 2023 captures key points and finding, including the reasons for stopping out, considerations for enrollment, the cost of degrees, student loan forgiveness, the importance of belonging for students of color, the need for diversity among faculty and administration, the significance of reproductive rights and health laws, the relationship between political leaning and reproductive rights, and the value of diversity of thought in higher education.

Cover Image for Preserving Democracy: The Vital Role of Liberal Arts in Higher Education - Changing Higher Ed Podcast 156 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Jeff Scheuer

Preserving Democracy: The Vital Role of Liberal Arts in Higher Education:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 156 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Jeff Scheuer

In this podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton talks with Jeff Scheuer about what role the liberal arts should play in relation to STEM and vocational education, how liberal arts help graduates become better citizens, what courses fall within the jurisdiction of the liberal arts, and why the liberal arts are and should remain engrained in the American identity.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 155 Tailoring Student Services to Create Career-Ready Graduates

Tailoring Student Services to Create Career-Ready Graduates:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 155 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Kevin Grubb

Hear how Villanova University is creating career-ready graduates with approximately 94% of students being accepted into internships, how they keep student outcomes transparent, how transparency helps attract and retain students, how to involve the entire university system in this practice, how career skills are built into Villanova’s educational experience, and how Villanova’s internship program works and why it’s so successful.

The Benefits of Women and Minority Leadership in Higher Ed-Changing Higher Ed Podcast 146 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Elissa Sangster

The Benefits of Women and Minority Leadership in Higher Ed:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 146 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Elissa Sangster

Dr. Drumm McNaughton discusses the benefits of women and minority leadership in higher ed with CEO Elissa Sangster of the Forté Foundation, a nonprofit that helps women thrive as leaders and that has increased the percentage of women in MBA programs at universities from 25% to 42%. Elissa tackles the benefits of leadership and thought diversity, transforming boards to attract more diverse leadership and students, the steps to build a more supportive atmosphere for women and minorities in leadership positions, how to attain 50/50 representation in the classroom, and best practices higher ed can emulate to support women and minority leadership.

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