Students’ edge refers to their Boutique Employability, which is a perfect match between personal strategies of graduating students and strategic challenges of their potential employers.
Such employability goes beyond the strong academic background, solid coursework, student club engagement, and in-course activities, offered by comparable educational institutions. Boutique employability helps graduates stand apart from other players at the job market and become a choice “one from one” for employers in the industries of their aspirations.
“Each university project must serve as a stepping-stone for students in getting ready for the next chapter in their life. Each of them.
Jeff, MBA student, US Army Veteran
BE-EDGE is a series of instruments to equip educators with a flexible and feasible way to integrate the academic process into students’ investments in their personal strategy for employability.
Through applying the “Crafting Your Edge” instruments, students clarify their personal strategies as upcoming professionals, learn to consider coursework as their employability investments, apply their subject matter expertise for connecting with employers at multiple level.
There are four major reasons why your college should consider the BE-EDGE method
We offer a range of options, customized on the needs and situation in your college. Your college can apply BE-EDGE into an existing practice or create a new program with us. See below our currently existing programs. Your college can use any of these packages, or construct your own
The programs are personally managed by Dr. Julia Ivy, PhD Psych, PhD Mgmt, is a researcher, practitioner and expert on crafting Boutique Employability.
An executive professor at Northeastern University, she works with both graduates and executives facing their “What’s next?” challenge.
Her book Crafting Your Edge for Today’s Job Market: Using the BE-EDGE Method for Consulting Cases and Capstone Projects gained wide coverage in media, received strong reviews and has been been applied to projects for employers in 22 countries.
LET’S DO THIS!
If you believe that BE-EDGE would be good for your college, please first choose the package that fits your college’s needs best. We will be also glad to design a customized package for your college.
Then, engage a relevant decision maker in your college. Most often these are deans, program directors, career center directors, or community engagement leaders.
Next, contact us!