In a recent survey, 83 percent of employers reported having difficulty finding qualified candidates to hire, and about 75 percent tied it to a skills shortage. Current trends point to a widening skills gap and fewer companies requiring formal degrees, accepting nontraditional credentials instead. Why?

In a skills-based economy employers…


Before we get to our list of the 15 best jobs for introverts, it’s essential to understand what an introvert is.

According to WebMD, introverts feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and ideas instead of what’s going on externally. …


Why do students go to college? To get a better job.

In fact, 85% of incoming freshmen surveyed by the Higher Education Research Institute in 2015 said getting a better job was a top reason to enroll in college, more important even than making money. …


Georgia State University is on the forefront of data-driven Student Success in 2021.

Learn how to identify and remove institutional barriers to college completion and student success through data-driven interventions and systemic change to institutional processes and structures.

What does Student Success mean in 2021?

In the fall of 2020, Dr. Tim Renick from Georgia State University (GSU) was announced as the founding Executive Director of the National Institute for…


About half of university employees who are funded by sponsored research grants find jobs in the same state as their university when they leave their campuses, according to new data produced through a collaboration between the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) and Steppingblocks, an Atlanta-based analytics provider.


It’s been eight months since COVID-19 hit higher education in the U.S. As fall semester ends, the predictions of spring and summer have a few lessons for university leadership as the pandemic continues to rock our institutions.

During the initial lockdown in March, fingers were crossed for a short-term pandemic…


The number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 350 percent, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021.

This prediction by Cybersecurity Ventures highlights the cyber-skills shortage and the need to invest in talent. Emsi’s analysis on the gap suggests that collaboration is key…


By Carlo Martinez, Steppingblocks Founder & CEO

It was not their education.

I remember vividly during my college years the anxiety to graduate and get a degree, so that I could get a job. It never occurred to me that while my education was going to play a critical role…


The employment market is shifting, the workforce is more competitive and the value of a degree is questioned like never before. Students need help not only acquiring marketable and transferable skills, but communicating their experience to prospective employers. …


Every day, roughly 500 million of Google’s 3.5 billion searches have never been searched before. Every month, nearly 2.45 billion humans login to Facebook. …

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