Firsthand Blog

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

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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Creating New Connections

Tameka Edwards ’16 earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany and went on to receive a master’s degree in communications from her alma mater in 2018.

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