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Episode 1: Tony Carnevale

How do we make sense of higher education and its relationship to the economy in the midst of a pandemic that changed the world overnight? Normally, when the economy is …

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Strada Launches New Podcast, Lessons Earned

To reach a growing number of collaborators working to transform the education and workforce ecosystem, Strada Education Network launched a new podcast today. Lessons Earned: Putting Education to Work explores …

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Episode 1: Freeman Hrabowski

It’s time for colleges and universities to take a hard look in the mirror, says University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski. Too many students don’t make it to …

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Episode 2: Oren Cass

Oren Cass, author of The Once and Future Worker, says we’ve gone too far in our college-going culture, steering too many students down a postsecondary pathway that only serves about …

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Episode 3: Lisa Schumacher

McDonald’s is one of the nation’s largest entry-level employers, and like a growing number of businesses, it provides extensive education benefits for front-line workers to improve opportunities for themselves and …

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Episode 4: Tony Jack

Anthony Abraham Jack, a Harvard University researcher and author of The Privileged Poor, discusses his own experience as a low-income college student as well as the experiences of many of …

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Episode 5: Byron Auguste

How can we find better ways to measure and value the job skills possessed by Americans who don’t have a traditional college degree? Byron Auguste, a former White House economic …

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Does your resume leave out your most hirable traits?

Soft skills are at a premium in today’s job market. In a 2013 survey, nearly 44 percent of senior executives reported that candidates’ lack of soft skills, such as communication and critical thinking, made it difficult to fill jobs. But many workers are already developing these skills every day. Here are some ways to call attention to those skills.

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