Students paying extra for business skills they say they haven’t learned on campus
The Hechinger Report - 07/08/2014
A few schools have started offering Fullbridge-type experiential learning programs to fill that gap. Some, like Bowdoin, invite Fullbridge onto their campuses and pay part of the cost. Others—including Northeastern, Mount Holyoke and the University of Central Florida—have so-called “experiential learning” options under which their students to work with employers in their chosen fields before graduation.
But these are still more the exception than the rule, said Farkas, who notes that many liberal-arts colleges and universities aren’t keeping up with the ever-evolving, hyper-competitive demands of the workplace