Averett featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

In an article today titled “6 Takeaways for Colleges That Want to Help Low-Income Students Get Career-Ready” on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s site, senior writer Goldie Blumenstyk, who covers innovation in and around academe, features Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness. She highlights how Averett’s CCECC will be using faculty members to effectively enhance students’ career opportunities. It reads:

“In ‘Career-Ready Education,’ I floated the burgeoning idea of ‘faculty-employability fellowships’ to acquaint professors more directly with what employers want. Turns out at least one college, Virginia’s Averett University, is way ahead of me. Next summer eight professors will spend two weeks studying employers’ needs in the region so they can incorporate some of that into their teaching and develop relationships that could lead to internships or student projects based on the real needs of companies and nonprofits. Billy Wooten, executive director of the college’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, told me he’s also hoping to create an Averett Corps, which would allow students to work in departments on campus that are closely aligned with their majors.”

To read the full article, click here.