Students want better career preparation: Opinion

November 12, 2020
Many postsecondary institutions are not effectively preparing their students for a career after graduation, writes Paul Fain, and students are frustrated by this. In the US context, Fain writes that many internship opportunities have been cut and jobs have been cancelled. Additionally, many students say that their instructors, who normally might provide mentorship or career advice, are less available due to COVID-19. As the job market rapidly evolves due to COVID-19, students need their institutions to offer reliable career advising and become frustrated when they do not. The article concludes by saying that career readiness should be a part of every class and that it is vital in helping students feel that their postsecondary education will be worthwhile. Inside Higher Ed (International)