International Summer Program Lands 12 Alums on Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30 List

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Explo, a world leader in developing creative hands-on summer programs on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College, is delighted to announce that 12 former Explo students made the 2015 Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. Explo (short for Exploration) challenges students to step outside their comfort zones, take courses across a vast array of subjects, and open themselves to learning opportunities that are far-reaching and inspiring. The wide range of industries represented among the 12 alumni attests to that.

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Adobe Announces 2015 Creativity Scholarship Awards

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Adobe, as part of its commitment to the next generation of creatives, today announced this year’s class of Adobe Creativity Scholars who will receive scholarships to help continue post-secondary education and creative pursuits. Chosen from 12 countries around the world, the 25 students selected demonstrate strong academic performance, leadership and global awareness. All of the scholars have participated in the global Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program, which enables young people to harness media-making and storytelling skills to address social issues they care about. Adobe currently supports 75 students through the Creativity Scholarship program, which launched in 2013.

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Echo360 and Cengage Learning Extend Partnership to Give Faculty and Students New Tools to Engage Before, During, and Beyond Class

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Across the country, colleges and universities are working diligently to ensure that students are progressing toward their degree. Research shows that increased student engagement has a significant impact on a student’s success. To enable greater student engagement, teaching and learning platform provider Echo360 and Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, have extended their partnership to combine textbooks and digital instructional materials with advanced student engagement tools for the classroom.  The goal of this collaboration is to provide faculty with easy, affordable access to innovative engagement solutions to drive improved student learning outcomes in US universities and colleges.

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Harvard Business School Launches Gender Initiative

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New Multifaceted Effort Seeks To Accelerate Progress of Women Leaders In an effort to further the advancement of women leaders worldwide, Harvard Business School (HBS) has launched the Gender Initiative to support research, teaching, and knowledge dissemination that promotes gender equity in business and society. The new Initiative will be headed by Robin Ely, the School’s Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community.

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STEM Graduates: Salary Expectations Fall Short of Actual Salaries


When it comes to starting salaries, do the starting salary expectations of students earning degrees in the highly prized STEM fields align with reality? No—but not because students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related disciplines have overly lofty expectations, according to results of a new report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Job Outlook for College Class of 2015: Hiring to Increase 9.6 Percent

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Employers expect to hire more new college graduates this year than they did last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Organizations responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 Spring Update survey reported plans to hire 9.6 percent more Class of 2015 graduates for their U.S. operations than they hired from the Class of 2014.

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Best College Values names The 50 Most Powerful Alumni Networks


Best College Values has released a list of the 50 Most Powerful Alumni Networks. A raw score was generated and assigned to alumni networks to establish the ranking.  Factors that weighed into the score included, alumni giving, employment rate three months following graduation, the proportion of employment arranged through career services, and student ratings of the usefulness of the alumni network. Other scores for reputation (high school counselor ratings of universities), the size of LinkedIn alumni base, and proportion of that base employed in senior positions were also considered.

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For 2015 Grads, It’s a Buyers’ Market

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The job market continues to improve for college graduates. Employer surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Career Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, for example, indicate businesses are likely to hire more new employees in 2015 than they did last year — anywhere from 9 to 16 percent more. “This year we have seen a shift from an employer market to a student market,” says Mercy Eyadiel, executive director of employer relations at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., a nationally recognized leader in rethinking career development and preparing graduates for today’s job market.

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