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    Nick Newborne
    May 15, 2013 Reply

    first to like and comment

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    djtelecaster
    June 27, 2013 Reply

    YES! A major 'rebrand' of career services is required. The industry also needs new forward thinkers who understand generation X/Y, the changing landscape of employment and 21st Century employability skills required to develop a 'career'.

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    Bryan Lubic
    July 18, 2013 Reply

    Great change of perspective, and great insight into the perspective itself (of "career services" and the consequences, good and bad, of that label). Standout statements for me include: 1) "Let's start with *who are you* and *why are you* and what really matters to you" 2) The need to move awayfrom the perspective that "getting a job" is a simple, transactional action that can be handled entirely in (less than) a single advising session in a final semester.

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    EmpowerEd Magazine
    July 21, 2013 Reply

    Here's Andy Chan on how career services must be completely re-invented in order to save millennials from themselves. "Career Services" Must Die: Andy Chan at TEDxLawrenceU

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    john carvana
    August 12, 2013 Reply

    Andy has taken very simple concepts and has skillfully addressed major issues not only impacting career services but college campuses throughout the nation. As a graduate of the social sciences, I am impressed (and encouraged) with the suggestions for liberal arts. Bravo!

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    Jane McHale - Career Services
    August 15, 2013 Reply

    As a former Director of Human Resources and a corporate career coach for 2 decades, I agree with Andy's strategic rebranding of the career development process at colleges. I am shocked that colleges don't put far more resources into expanding the reach of career dvelopment service to build a network of support! The fundraising dollars would soar if these were staffed with people with HR, recruiters and managers instead of people with majors in counseling or higher ed. Hurray Wake Forest!

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    Career Positive
    September 25, 2013 Reply

    I agree. "Career Services" Must Die (TED Talk by Andy Chan) http://ow.ly/nTpXQ

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    Kelly Smith
    September 28, 2013 Reply

    Excellent idea. Campuses should have career development departments to assist students as they take their first steps into the career world. I have served as a corporate recruiter consultant for large corporations for 20 years and find this idea of focusing on develpment vs services to be ideal.

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    GohModley
    September 29, 2013 Reply

    What a lame start. You can imagine this douche practicing it in front of a mirror.

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    Knott Watt
    October 9, 2013 Reply

    It's a problematic argument. Why? Because it begs the same question: what ought a university be? He doesn't want to kill career services but make CS the main justification for a university’s existence (i.e., the main reason why student do decide to earn degrees). This isn’t a new perspective but rather just another repackaging of an already too familiar argument about (and criticism of) higher education. I’m certainly game for a fresh discussion and perspective. Sadly, this just isn’t one.

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    Bianca Jeanty
    November 12, 2013 Reply

    As I am on track to graduate from college in less than 38 days, this is music to my ears. Let's not forget that students need to be held accountable for taking control of their professional careers and seize the pressure to procrastinate on this issue. Nonetheless, universities need a major reality check. An overall critique on higher education, universities need a better understanding of the environment they should provide to INSPIRE and PREPARE students for the life outside of college. Regarding career services, re-brand and re-adjust! I know too many college graduates who believe that their CS center have just provided them with tips on the perfect font and awesome resume paper. This talk is a step in the right direction.

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    Graeme Wilson
    November 20, 2013 Reply

    Andy, I hope that you read this. I work for a company that is driven on the vast majority of things you spoke on in this video. I've been speaking with Grace Kutney for the last month, but I only just discovered this video by accident. We have meetings regularly discussing many of the philosophies and approaches you suggest here and I would love to speak with you guys more and see where we might be able to work together. Grace knows how to contact me if you would like to talk.

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    Graeme Wilson
    November 20, 2013 Reply

    My apologies, Andy. I did not notice that you were from Wake Forest instead of Lawrence. I've been speaking with Grace at Lawrence about what we do.

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    Fi Haywood
    November 25, 2013 Reply

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