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The Upwardly Mobile Barista

The Atlantic

the atlantic May 2015 CoverBelow are excerpts from an in-depth article on the partnership between Starbucks and Arizona State University in providing Starbucks employees access to higher education. Interviews with students and coaches illustrated the depth of the student support this partnership offered.

 


Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class?



 Mary Hamm was in pain, though it was hard to tell. She bustled around the Starbucks, pouring drinks, restocking pastries, and greeting customers with an unshakable gaze perfected during 25 years of working in hospitality. Her smile said, How can I help you? Her eyes said, I know you’re going to order a caramel Frappuccino, so let’s do this.Read More

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InsideTrack and Chegg Partner to Bring Convenient, Affordable Career Coaching to College Students

This spring, it’s estimated that U.S. colleges and Universities will award 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees[1]. While the vast majority of students say they are attending college to get a good job[2], unemployment rates are 2.3 times higher for recent graduates than for college degree holders overall[3]. It’s clear that getting a job today often requires more than a diploma. To assist the graduating classes of 2015 and beyond in closing this gap, InsideTrack, a leading student success organization, and Chegg, the Student Hub, today announced a partnership to bring professional career coaching directly to students.

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With less than 40% of graduates ever using their on-campus career services centers[4], and the average ratio on college campuses nationwide at 1,889 students to each career services professional[5], a need exists to reach today’s students with digital tools that meet their expectations for on-demand availability. Through InsideTrack’s web and mobile-enabled platform, students anywhere, irrespective of the educational institution they attend, can now access the tools they need to manage their job search and prepare for long-term career success on-demand, anytime, anywhere.

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