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  • School of Business and Information Technology Alumni Weigh in on What it Takes to Succeed in the Second Kaplan University “If I Were You” Student Advisory Report

    The second in an ongoing series of “If I Were You” Student Advisory Reports has been released. The report leveraged the collective expertise of a diverse group of alumni to identify the traits to help students get ahead, industries that offer the greatest opportunity, and personal advice to inspire and guide graduates’ careers. In June, the College announced the first “If I Were You” report results based on a faculty survey.

    Polled Kaplan University business and information technology (IT) alumni value the higher education they received. Sixty four percent of respondents expect to be in a higher position or have their own business within 5 years. This was just one of many discoveries made through the Kaplan University School of Business and Information Technology’s “If I Were You” Student Advisory Report. The report uncovers many of the challenges business and information technology graduates face to compete and succeed in today’s demanding job market.

    Kaplan University School of Business and Information Technology graduates, from an alumni database of approximately 10,000 members, participated in the survey that contributed to the report.

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    Who are the Kaplan University alumni who contributed to the report?

    • They come from all over the country, representing 37 different states
    • 64 percent expect to be in a higher position or have their own business in 5 years
    • The average age of the respondents is 46 years old
    • 63 percent of respondents participated in Kaplan University’s business degree programs, while 37 percent of respondents participated in Kaplan University’s IT degree programs

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    Who are the 227 Kaplan University faculty who contributed to the report?

    • 93 percent have more than 6 years of educator experience
    • An average of 25 years of professional experience 
    • A range of business and IT backgrounds are represented, including accounting, finance, management, real estate, risk management, marketing, wealth management, human resources, information security, mobile computing and application development, information systems management, Web development, network administration, and database management

    What You Need to Know

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    The advisory report offers insight and information on a range of career planning and advancement issues. Specifically, the report provides detailed review of:

    • Industries with the greatest opportunity and growth potential such as information security and forensics and accounting
    • Skills that could help students get ahead in their careers 
    • Qualities that employers are seeking, like critical thinking and strong written communication

    The report also includes a collection of personal advice to inspire and guide graduates through the transition from student to employee.

    Featured Faculty Quotes—Words to the Wise

    Below you will find Kaplan University’s business and information technology faculty “Words to the Wise”—advice for all students considering a business or IT career from the inaugural “If I Were You” Student Advisory Report in June.

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