Industry Roundup – November
Now that COVID-19 has been with us for nearly a full year and remote learning has become the new norm, alumni across the globe are adjusting to the reality of virtual graduation ceremonies and a difficult job market to enter into.
This week, we’re delving into the effects of turning in-person graduations into virtual events, entering the job market during coronavirus times, and looking at COVID-19 through the eyes of underrepresented students.
How COVID-19 Pushed Alumni Engagement into the Future
When COVID-19 hit back in March of 2019, advancement officers were forced to pivot if they were to stay in business, and pivot they did. Fast. These are the unsung heroes of the coronavirus era, who rose to the challenge in the most innovative and entrepreneurial of ways. Read More >>
Executive MBA alumni find advantage in tough jobs market
It could be that they are generally older and hold down full-time jobs while studying, or it could be that they are in less of a rush to find their first job out of graduation, but Executive MBA students are having higher success rates landing high-paying jobs even during pandemic times. Read More >>
COVID-19’s Disproportionate Toll on Class of 2020 Graduates
Greater likelihood for compromised health, layoffs and pay cuts are just a few of the background realities faced by students of low income backgrounds and their families as a result of COVID-19. These students are nearly twice as likely as their wealthier peers to have had their plans disrupted by coronavirus. Read More >>