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Gittell, Ross; Hieronymus, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
New England colleges and universities are often presented as a source of economic advantage in the New England states for providing a strong talent pool for regional employers. Yet, many state officials and others are questioning the efficacy of colleges and universities in serving regional labor market needs, as employers across New England are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coaching (Performance), Talent Development, College Students
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Harding, Jeffrey; Parker, Maggie C.; Toutkoushian, Rob – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Prior research has stressed the importance of timing in the college choice process, especially as it relates to receiving early information and making plans and decisions. Little has been done, however, in terms of empirically demonstrating how soon students make their decisions about college and the ways in which the timing of…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Decision Making, Time Perspective
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Marcus, Jon – Education Next, 2017
Match Beyond, launched in late 2013, offers accelerated degree programs through a pioneering approach that combines online education--provided by a partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)--with intensive coaching and support, including job-placement counseling. This small-scale strategy exposes the need for flexibility and personal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Students, At Risk Students
Gittell, Ross; Hitchcock, Jeremy – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This article reports on a skills gap problem experienced in New England states where the economy has improved, but economic opportunity and skills gaps contribute to slower growth in employment, income, and social mobility. The article suggests ways to overcome this gap by building stronger bridges between education and employment…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Job Skills, Higher Education, Employment Potential