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Winthrop's Career and Civic Engagement Office

Winthrop University has a dedicated office for advising all its students on their career paths. Learn more about the Center for Career and Civic Engagement Office here: Center for Career and Civic Engagement. Don't hesitate to contact the engaging and knowledgeable staff of the CCE! 

Still wondering about careers? Check out the CCE's fabulous lists of career opportunities organized by major. You will be amazed at all you can do with your major!

Other Valuable Sites

A number of advocacy organizations exists dedicated to supporting the mission of higher education in the United States. Their work is vital to our recognizing the role of higher education in our society. The following are among the most prominent such organizations. Please follow the links for further information.

 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

www.amacad.org
Another valuable resource is the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Many important research projects on trends in higher education are found here, some focusing on specific areas such as the humanities or the STEM fields.
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

www.aacu.org

www.aacu.org/leap/what-is-a-liberal-education

www.aacu.org/leap

www.aacu.org/leap/public-opinion-research

This is one of the most powerful and comprehensive sources of information for all things academic. It includes a wealth of information and further resources pertaining specifically to Liberal Education and its promotion. The pages under “what is a liberal education” include resources for making the “economic case” and for making the “civic case” for liberal ed. Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) comprises a national advocacy campaign for liberal education in our country. AACU’s public opinion research site contains valuable empirical data.
American Council on Education (ACE)

www.acenet.edu
The American Council on Education provides discussion and information on a wide variety of higher ed topics.
Association of American Universities (AAU)

aau.edu
The AAU is a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the US and Canada. This site contains information on research in higher education, education policy across the arts and sciences, publications and op-ed pieces, and more.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

chronicle.com
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the foremost publication in the area of higher ed. In addition to its news-stream, this contains a repository for facts and figures on higher ed.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

www.cic.edu

www.liberalartspower.org
CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S. It provides seminars and workshops assisting institutions in improving educational offerings, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
Phi Beta Kappa Society

toolkit.pbk.org/
The Phi Beta Kappa society is an honorary society devoted to higher education. Check out the interactive “Arts and Sciences are Key ToolKit.” It provides valuable information as well as ideas for advocacy and action at all levels of engagement.
The Science Coalition

www.sciencecoalition.org

www.sciencecoalition.org/science-matters
The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness. Check out the toolkit at /science-matters.

Data on this Site

The data in this website are derived from a number of research studies, most of them commissioned by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The independent Hart Research Associates conducted the surveys; their reports include an explanation of the methodology of their studies. The studies are located here: http://www.aacu.org/leap/public-opinion-research. Here are links to the studies themselves:
 
•    Optimistic About the Future, But How Well Prepared? College Students' Views on College Learning and Career Success (April, 2015)
 
•    Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success (January, 2015)
 
•    It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success (April, 2013) (pdf - 156 KB)
 
•    Raising the Bar: Employers' Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn (January, 2010) (pdf - 140 KB)


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