Hiring Top-Performing
College Grads
Better Information, More
Diverse Candidates, and
the Future of Recruiting
March 13, 20...
David Gastwirth
Program Manager
Council for Aid to Education (CAE)
212.217.0806
dgastwirth@cae.org
@cla_beat
Hiring Top-Pe...
Three challenges:
•  Ensuring that students graduate possessing
the skills they’ll need to succeed in the
workplace
•  Giv...
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
“Considering all four
years of college, we
find that 36% of
students did not
demonstrate any
significant
improvement in
le...
High-performing CLA
test-takers 1-2 years
after college are
significantly less likely
to be unemployed,
living at home, or...
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
“Are You Ready
for the Post-
College SAT?”
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
“Are You Ready
for the Post-
College SAT?”
“Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S.
colleges will take a new test that coul...
“Are You Ready
for the Post-
College SAT?”
“Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S.
colleges will take a new test that coul...
“Are You Ready
for the Post-
College SAT?”
“Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S.
colleges will take a new test that coul...
Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University.
September 17, 2013
Americans and busi...
Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University.
September 17, 2013
Which of the follo...
Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll
need to succeed in the workplace
Innovation Imperative: Enha...
Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll
need to succeed in the workplace
Innovation Imperative: Enha...
Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update. National Association of Colleges & Employers. April 1, 2013.
But what are these broad
skil...
Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll
need to succeed in the workplace
Although degrees and majors...
Although degrees and majors in demand may vary from year to
year, the key skills and qualities that employers seek in thei...
Although degrees and majors in demand may vary from year to
year, the key skills and qualities that employers seek in thei...
“Most people would agree
that skills like critical
thinking, complex
reasoning and writing—the
things the [CLA] test does
...
A College Degree Isn’t Enough (Column by Knight Kiplinger). December 2013.
“Another test that holds intriguing
potential a...
•  Analysis and Problem-Solving
•  Critical Reading and Evaluation
•  Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
•  Argumentati...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
How should the mayor
of the town of
Jefferson address an
increase in drug use in
his town, particularly
when faced when th...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
A group of researchers believe that
students who use social net...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
The researchers would like to conduct
another study to see if t...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
The researchers would like to conduct
another study to see if t...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
Using results from a different and
unrelated study, researchers...
Does time spent
social networking
affect students’
grades?
Using results from a different and
unrelated study, researchers...
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
Name of college Only 0.3% of all
students atte...
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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students at
compet...
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
Name of college
GPA
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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GPA
The most
frequently
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
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GPA
Some Harvard
faculty membe...
Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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GPA
SAT Scores
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
Name of college
GPA
SAT Scores
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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GPA
SAT Scores
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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SAT Scores
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a
crowded job market.
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Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
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Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
§  Employers are looking for candidates that posse...
Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
§  Employers are looking for candidates that posse...
Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
§  Employers are looking for candidates that posse...
Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
§  Employers are looking for candidates that posse...
Here’s what we know:
§  The job market is tight for recent graduates.
§  Employers are looking for candidates that posse...
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CLA+ Advantage:	
  
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Hiring Top-Performing College Grads

  1. 1. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads Better Information, More Diverse Candidates, and the Future of Recruiting March 13, 2014
  2. 2. David Gastwirth Program Manager Council for Aid to Education (CAE) 212.217.0806 dgastwirth@cae.org @cla_beat Hiring Top-Performing College Grads MEET YOUR PRESENTERS! Lisa Rossi University & Recruiting Specialist Brazen Careerist 212.480.2792 Lisa@Brazencareerist.com @BrazenCareerist
  3. 3. Three challenges: •  Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace •  Giving graduates valid tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market •  Helping employers identify candidates with the skills they require…in an increasingly diverse demographic and institutional landscape Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
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  12. 12. “Considering all four years of college, we find that 36% of students did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning, as measured by CLA performance.”   Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  13. 13. High-performing CLA test-takers 1-2 years after college are significantly less likely to be unemployed, living at home, or facing high levels of credit card debt.   Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
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  16. 16. “Are You Ready for the Post- College SAT?” Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  17. 17. “Are You Ready for the Post- College SAT?” “Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers.” Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  18. 18. “Are You Ready for the Post- College SAT?” “Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers.” Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  19. 19. “Are You Ready for the Post- College SAT?” “Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers.” Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  20. 20. Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University. September 17, 2013 Americans and business leaders agree it is more important for graduates to possess broader skills and capabilities. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  21. 21. Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University. September 17, 2013 Which of the following skill sets do you think are most important for recent college graduates to possess? Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  22. 22. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University. September 17, 2013 Which of the following skill sets do you think are most important for recent college graduates to possess? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  23. 23. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Northeastern University. September 17, 2013 Being well-rounded with a range of abilities is seen as more important than having specific industry expertise. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  24. 24. Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update. National Association of Colleges & Employers. April 1, 2013. But what are these broad skills that are so desired? Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  25. 25. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Although degrees and majors in demand may vary from year to year, the key skills and qualities that employers seek in their new college hires remains nearly identical year after year. Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update. National Association of Colleges & Employers. April 1, 2013. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  26. 26. Although degrees and majors in demand may vary from year to year, the key skills and qualities that employers seek in their new college hires remains nearly identical year after year. Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update. National Association of Colleges & Employers. April 1, 2013. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  27. 27. Although degrees and majors in demand may vary from year to year, the key skills and qualities that employers seek in their new college hires remains nearly identical year after year. Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update. National Association of Colleges & Employers. April 1, 2013. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  28. 28. “Most people would agree that skills like critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing—the things the [CLA] test does measure—are pretty important.” Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (Book Review by Bill Gates). October 30, 2012. Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  29. 29. A College Degree Isn’t Enough (Column by Knight Kiplinger). December 2013. “Another test that holds intriguing potential as a job credential for mentally demanding work is the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), an online exam that was once administered mostly to students by colleges as an internal measure of their teaching methods. The CLA uses realistic hypothetical challenges to assess creative problem-solving.” Ensuring that students graduate possessing the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  30. 30. •  Analysis and Problem-Solving •  Critical Reading and Evaluation •  Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning •  Argumentation •  Writing Effectiveness •  Writing Mechanics The CLA+ Measures... ...Using a Performance Approach Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  31. 31. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  32. 32. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  33. 33. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? bias Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  34. 34. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  35. 35. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? small sample Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  36. 36. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  37. 37. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? quantitative literacy Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  38. 38. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  39. 39. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? appropriate comparison group Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  40. 40. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  41. 41. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? understanding correlation and causation Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  42. 42. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  43. 43. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? recognizing improper use of data Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  44. 44. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  45. 45. How should the mayor of the town of Jefferson address an increase in drug use in his town, particularly when faced when the pressures of a re- election campaign? Should he use existing town funds to increase the police force, or to set up a drug- treatment program? ability to filter Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  46. 46. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  47. 47. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  48. 48. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. To test this theory, they stood on a popular corner of campus at a large public university, and asked 50 students a few questions. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  49. 49. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. To test this theory, they stood on a popular corner of campus at a large public university, and asked 50 students a few questions. They found that 75% of students do not think that time social networking interfered with their grades. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  50. 50. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. To test this theory, they stood on a popular corner of campus at a large public university, and asked 50 students a few questions. They found that 75% of students do not think that time social networking interfered with their grades. They decided to compare the average amount of time that students spend social networking each week with their GPA. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  51. 51. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. To test this theory, they stood on a popular corner of campus at a large public university, and asked 50 students a few questions. They found that 75% of students do not think that time social networking interfered with their grades. They decided to compare the average amount of time that students spend social networking each week with their GPA. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  52. 52. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? A group of researchers believe that students who use social networks on a regular basis get lower grades in college than those who do not. To test this theory, they stood on a popular corner of campus at a large public university, and asked 50 students a few questions. They found that 75% of students do not think that time social networking interfered with their grades. They decided to compare the average amount of time that students spend social networking each week with their GPA. Based upon these results, the researchers concluded that their hypothesis is correct: students who use social networks on a regular basis do worse in college than those who do not. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  53. 53. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? The researchers would like to conduct another study to see if their hypothesis holds true. Which of the following research designs will best test their hypothesis? (a)  Ask the same questions at the same university but to a different group of people. (b)  Ask the same set of questions but at a different large university. (c)  Ask a different set of questions at a large university. (d)  Ask the same questions but at numerous universities of varying sizes. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  54. 54. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? The researchers would like to conduct another study to see if their hypothesis holds true. Which of the following research designs will best test their hypothesis? (a)  Ask the same questions at the same university but to a different group of people. (b)  Ask the same set of questions but at a different large university. (c)  Ask a different set of questions at a large university. (d)  Ask the same questions but at numerous universities of varying sizes. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  55. 55. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? Using results from a different and unrelated study, researchers concluded that the GPA for students who use Twitter on a regular basis is not statistically different from the GPA for students who did not use Twitter on a regular basis. What relevance does this observation have to the original hypothesis? (a)  It suggests that college students have a specific preference for which social network platform to use. (b)  It confirms that college grades are not affected by the amount of time students spend on social media sites. (c)  It allows one to speculate whether social media is the true reason for the differences in GPA in this study. (d)  It implies that students who use Twitter do better in college than students who use other social networks. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  56. 56. Does time spent social networking affect students’ grades? Using results from a different and unrelated study, researchers concluded that the GPA for students who use Twitter on a regular basis is not statistically different from the GPA for students who did not use Twitter on a regular basis. What relevance does this observation have to the original hypothesis? (a)  It suggests that college students have a specific preference for which social network platform to use. (b)  It confirms that college grades are not affected by the amount of time students spend on social media sites. (c)  It allows one to speculate whether social media is the true reason for the differences in GPA in this study. (d)  It implies that students who use Twitter do better in college than students who use other social networks. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  57. 57. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  58. 58. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  59. 59. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  60. 60. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college Only 0.3% of all students attend an Ivy League institution. National Center for Education Statistics Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  61. 61. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college Only 14% of students at competitive colleges come from the lower half on the income bracket. A mere 5% come from the bottom quarter. “Giving Low Income Students the dream and guidance to attend top schools.” PBS NewsHour. September 9, 2013 Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  62. 62. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  63. 63. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA The most frequently awarded grade for undergraduates at Harvard University is an A, and the median grade is A-. “Most frequently awarded grade at Harvard: A.” Inside Higher Ed. December 4, 2013 Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  64. 64. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA Some Harvard faculty members are concerned. Harvey Mansfield…told The Boston Globe that he thought grading patterns were “really indefensible.” “Most frequently awarded grade at Harvard: A.” Inside Higher Ed. December 4, 2013 Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  65. 65. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  66. 66. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Authentic measures of job preparation? Measure of learning from 4+ years ago. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  67. 67. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  68. 68. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile Authentic vets of potential employees or applicants. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  69. 69. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile Authentic vets of potential employees or applicants. Candidate cultivated. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  70. 70. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile Authentic vets of potential employees or applicants. Candidate cultivated. Have been in place. Same issue persist. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  71. 71. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile Interview/ Employment Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  72. 72. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  73. 73. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  74. 74. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview/ Employment SAT-like scores Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  75. 75. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview SAT-like scores Norms Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  76. 76. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview/ Employment SAT-like scores Norms Mastery Levels Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  77. 77. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview SAT-like scores Norms Mastery Levels Certification Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  78. 78. Giving graduates tools to differentiate themselves in a crowded job market. Name of college GPA SAT Scores Résumé Cover Letter LinkedIn Profile What is missing? Interview SAT-like scores Norms Mastery Levels Certification Badging Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  79. 79. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  80. 80. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  81. 81. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  82. 82. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  83. 83. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  84. 84. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. §  Employers are looking for candidates that possess broad, transferrable skills. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  85. 85. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. §  Employers are looking for candidates that possess broad, transferrable skills. §  Tools for exhibiting these skills do not exist or have serious faults. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  86. 86. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. §  Employers are looking for candidates that possess broad, transferrable skills. §  Tools for exhibiting these skills do not exist or have serious faults. §  The CLA+ provides a validated credential and badge (if earned) for students and graduates. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  87. 87. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. §  Employers are looking for candidates that possess broad, transferrable skills. §  Tools for exhibiting these skills do not exist or have serious faults. §  The CLA+ provides a validated credential and badge (if earned) for students and graduates. §  A significant number of top-performing students are enrolled in less selective institutions. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  88. 88. Here’s what we know: §  The job market is tight for recent graduates. §  Employers are looking for candidates that possess broad, transferrable skills. §  Tools for exhibiting these skills do not exist or have serious faults. §  The CLA+ provides a validated credential and badge (if earned) for students and graduates. §  A significant number of top-performing students are enrolled in less selective institutions. §  Finding those candidates is hard. Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  89. 89. CLA+ Advantage:   §  To date: Nearly 500,000 students at 700 institutions have taken the Collegiate Learning Assessment   Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  90. 90. CLA+ Advantage:   §  To date: Nearly 500,000 students at 700 institutions have taken the Collegiate Learning Assessment §  From this data, we can estimate that more high- achieving students are at institutions outside of the most selective category Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  91. 91. CLA+ Advantage:   §  To date: Nearly 500,000 students at 700 institutions have taken the Collegiate Learning Assessment §  From this data, we can estimate that more high- achieving students are at institutions outside of the most selective category §  Spring 2014: 25,000-30,000 students at 200 colleges and universities will take the CLA+ and get reports with valid and reliable measures of critical thinking and communication Hiring Top-Performing College Grads
  92. 92. Remote Proctoring 90 minutes •  60 minute, performance •  30 minutes, selected response Mastery Levels & % Norms Cost = $50 Hiring Top-Performing College Grads NEW: CLA+ Direct  
  93. 93. •  Thought Leaders •  Millennial Focused •  University Partners •  Engagement Experts •  Powerful Platform Who is ?
  94. 94. FACE TIME ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE
  95. 95. THE FACT IS, THERE ARE SCHOOLS YOU’RE NOT REACHING… AND TOP CANDIDATES YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON.
  96. 96. Social media has had a significant impact on University recruiting. SOCIAL MEDIA ENABLES YOU TO REACH GRADUATES DIRECTLY
  97. 97. THE CLA+ ENABLES YOU TO DIFFERENTIATE TOP CANDIDATES ACROSS UNIVERSITY LINES
  98. 98. VIRTUAL RECRUITING EVENTS ALLOW YOU TO MEET, SCREEN AND HIRE THOSE CANDIDATES
  99. 99. HOW  DOES  IT  WORK? 1. Events are set for a particular date and time, and only high- achieving, pre- screened, top CLA+ performers are invited.
  100. 100. HOW  DOES  IT  WORK?   2. Employers register, and we build their custom booth with jobs, links, media and more.  
  101. 101. HOW  DOES  IT  WORK?   3. Top CLA+ performers connect in live, one-on-one, text- based conversations with your team
  102. 102. HOW  DOES  IT  WORK?   4. Candidates move through the hiring process and you make hires!  
  103. 103. COMBINE THE POWER OF THE CLA+ AND VIRTUAL RECRUITING ON MAY 8 We’ll be sending you the registration link directly following this webinar. Enter code CAEM14 to receive 15% discount off of early bird rate. Lisa@BrazenCareerist.com Questions?

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