Grads of Life Blog

Category: Innovation

A Landmark Event To Connect Chicago’s Youth To Career Opportunity

A purposeful energy and determination was palpable at LeadersUp’s Chicago Career 360: The Experience. Young adults from across the Chicagoland region entered the Lacuna Artist Lofts – not only looking for employment – but also seeking a gateway to new possibilities. Our team connected every single young man and woman in attendance to interview opportunities […]

Technology Executives Model Best Practices For Attracting, Developing And Retaining Diverse Talent

In 2016, Per Scholas and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) launched Diverse by Design, a national conversation series focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the technology workforce. The conversation’s goal is to bring together executive leadership and hiring managers to discuss best practices and collaboratively develop solutions to forge a more direct […] Read More

Leading Employers Gather To Innovate Hiring Strategies With Community And Business Impact

At the end of March, influential employers –  including T-Mobile, Gap Inc., and McDonalds* – came to New Orleans for an unprecedented gathering on jobs in the United States. Each had expressed enthusiasm for impact hiring – an approach that creates business value through recruiting and investing in individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity. […] Read More

What We Can Learn From The UK’s Approach To Apprenticeship

This piece was originally published as part of the Apprenticeship Forward series on the New America website.  If you ask a German or Swiss businessperson what the ROI is on their apprenticeship program, be prepared for a look of bemusement or even befuddlement. But don’t expect a string of numbers. Apprenticeship is so deeply rooted […] Read More

Why Higher Education Institutions Need Smarter Cloud Technologies

The Missing Higher Education Marketplace The economy today produces voluminous digital information and this information fuels market behavior. Prior to the Internet, market information had to be gleaned from filings and other static sources. Today, real-time data is gathered every second from all sorts of transactions and communications between consumers, producers, reporters and investors. There […] Read More

How Video Sharing Can Help You Hone Your Interviewing Skills

I still remember the stress of interviews in the beginning of my career. Before and during interviews, I would experience all of the classic symptoms of anxiety – weak knees, sleepless nights, shaky hands, and the sensation of having a knot in my stomach. My mind would go blank when I was asked questions about […] Read More