Jul 2020

To Succeed, College Students Need Schools To Measure, Prioritize Building Networks

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colby College turned heads in May when it guaranteed that all 300 of its seniors still in search of work would have a meaningful opportunity within three months of graduating.

When asked how it would accomplish this, Colby’s president, David Greene, told CNBC, “We need 300 jobs, but we have 30,000 alums and family members… who are ready to help.”

Julia Freeland Fisher, the director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, coauthored this piece with Michael Horn.


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