An Integrative Study of Internships & Career Services
This comprehensive study by The University of Michigan-Dearborn (12.07) addresses the market to meet student needs for employment preparedness. Its aim it to determine how internships (and co-ops) are best used to maximize student engagement and improve the quality of experiential learning. It does.

How Should Colleges Improve Student Learning
This new employer poll (1.08), sponsored by The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), gauges executive perspectives at more than 300 companies about entry-level workers how academic institutions can improve graduate readiness. Most notable is that internships, service-learning and other opportunities to gain practical experience is, by far, the recommended and desired solution.

College Learning for the New Global Century
From the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), this 76-page report by The National Leadership Council for LEAP: Liberal Education & America’s Promise to spell out the aims, learning outcomes and guiding principles for a twenty-first-century college education.

College Students Helping America
From the Corporation for National and Community Service in 10/06, this 27-page report details trends in volunteerism and service learning.

Charting the Future of Higher Education
Commissioned for the U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spelling (9/06), this report refers to higher education as becoming “what in the business world would be called a mature enterprise, increasingly risk-averse, at times self-satisfied and unduly expensive,” and calls upon institutions to recommit themselves to their core public purposes.

See published editorial by Matthew Zinman about the Spelling Report

Internship Innovation at Rutgers (Column)
Published in The Greentree Gazette (9.07), Matthew features a best practices program by the career services team at Rutgers, which produced an interactive educational series for aspiring interns modeled after “The Apprentice” with video interviews and weekly a journal to follow students’ quest for their desired internship.

Experiential Learning is a Core Mission at Northeastern University (Column)
Published in The Greentree Gazette (7.07), Matthew profiles how Northeastern completed its 100-year evolution as a model for experiential learning to require all its students to gain work experience.


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