“The main reason students attend university is to find a job, so it’s a major problem if half of the graduates don’t feel ready for the job market,” said Fernando Bleichmar, executive vice president and general manager of US higher education at Cengage. âStudents often don’t even know how their skills match the different jobs available to them. We need to do more to make sure students are ready to work, not just to graduate. Cengage Unlimited’s new employability modules are an important step in the right direction. “
New modules, created with a recognized expert and a career coach Ashley stahl, are included in the Career Center and cover:
- Explore careers: resources to help students understand which careers match their skills and interests, what jobs are available to them, and salary information for different positions.
- Prepare for a career: Videos, quizzes and activities to help students develop important and sought-after employability skills in communication, digital literacy, critical thinking, professionalism, adaptability to work, and more.
- Get the job: Information to help students get the job they want, including job search tips, resume writing, cover letter and portfolio help, and interview preparation.
For Lindsey Myers, former student ambassador of Cengage and recent graduate of El Paso Community College, Career Center resources were helpful in planning for the future after college. âThe Career Center gave me an idea of ââthe different career paths that I didn’t even know about,â Myers said.
University of Alabama diploma Katie roberts also used Career Center tools to map their specialization with occupations and potential wages in the real world. “It gave me a better idea of ââwhat I want to do in the future and what I should focus on to achieve my career goals.”
The Career Center is included free of charge with Unlimited pledge and Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks subscriptions.
For more information on Cengage Unlimited, visit: cengage.com/unlimited.
For more information on the Career Center and other tools available with a Unlimited pledge subscription, visit: cengage.com/unlimited/perks/.
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Kristina massari, Cengage
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