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Thought leadership, industry insights, and best practices to help you understand your institution’s impact.

Firsthand Is Leveling Up and Joining Forces With Vault

I'm thrilled to announce that Firsthand is leveling up. We've been acquired and are joining forces with Vault, the leader in employer rankings and career guides.

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Say Hello to Firsthand Virtual Career Fairs

We’re proud to add Virtual Career Fairs to Firsthand's all-in-one Pay it Forward Platform. Learn how to give your community a leg up in the current job market here.

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Introducing a Better Path Forward

You can call it an engagement platform, but really it’s about delivering on the promise of higher education to give everyone a brighter future.

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7 Lessons for Alumni Software from the Failed Iowa Voting App

Software is eating the world. As Iowa's failed election app shows, that can sometimes be terrifying.

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Do students really want to be mentored?

I was at a conference for career services professionals when one of the presenters, a career office director, nearly had me choke on my coffee.

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