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Why Career Exploration is Vital for a Successful First Year Experience

At the 37th annual First Year Experience Conference, I gave a presentation on why career exploration is vital for a successful first year experience. Generally first year experience concentrates on getting students transitioned into the new academic setting. Recently, there has been a bigger initiatives to include career exploration in the first year experience. Knowing

3 Strategies for Boosting Student Retention

More than 70% of US students will study at a 4-year degree college. However, student retention data shows us that less than 2/3 will graduate with a degree. One of the biggest determining factors in why a student drops out may surprise you: Back in 2008, economic hardships were the most obvious answer. In 2018,