How universities can improve student mentoring programs

10/21/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

Graduate faculty members and universities need to create a good mentoring program to help graduates find jobs, writes Cheryl E. Ball, an associate professor of new media studies at Illinois State University, Normal. Mentoring is most effective when it is part of the college structure and puts job seekers together to share experiences. Mentors should offer workshops to teach new graduates job-seeking skills. "In my experience, the students who have most diligently attended these workshops have been the most successful on the job market," Ball concludes.

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