How COVID-19 and Social Uprisings are Changing Career Readiness

February 5, 2021

Communications Staff

Portrait of Dana Hamdan.
Dana Hamdan, associate dean of students and executive director of the Career Development Center.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

The economic impact of the pandemic should be reason enough to reconsider how we prepare students for careers. But after the outrage following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor thrust racial injustice into conversations everywhere, it became clear that merely reconsidering our work is not enough: COVID-19 and uprisings for racial justice have called for a thorough transformation of how we prepare students for the professional world. Dana Hamdan, executive director of the Career Development Center, examines these issues in an opinion piece published by Inside Higher Ed.

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