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What do we mean by student success? Let's define it. The demand for skilled people has never been higher. Meanwhile, many believe education is coming up short in preparing students for the workforce. Still, the data is clear: 82% of executives and 75% of hiring managers believe college education is very important or essential. But what if there's an awareness gap rather than a skills gap? In many cases, college graduates' skills simply aren't visible to potential employers. Students may leave colleges and universities with transcripts and resumes, but employers aren't always able to see the skills graduates have developed through coursework and co-curricular activities. So, how do we begin to bridge that skills awareness gap? As student goals become more centered on employment and universities become more focused on helping students achieve career-focused goals, the idea of student success is changing and evolving. A clear definition of student success can help organizations begin to address these challenges. Thus, our goal is to help you define and explore what student success means for your institution, understand the tools and techniques available to support it, and manage student success initiatives for your school and each of your students. Does the software support your student success initiatives by empowering the student to demonstrate both hard and soft skills with tangible evidence? Does it provide administrators and faculty with meaningful and actionable data and insights? Is it easy to use for all users? Administrators, faculty, and students? Does the student success tool integrate well with your LMS and other apps that students and faculty already know and love? Key Considerations When Choosing Student Success Software 4 Your Guide to Choosing Student Success Software: Four Key Considerations

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