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Forbes featured President Marvin Krislov's latest column: "Congratulations, Class Of 2021! You Made It To Graduation, And Now There Are Jobs Waiting For You"

04/22/2021

Forbes featured President Marvin Krislov's latest column: "Congratulations, Class Of 2021! You Made It To Graduation, And Now There Are Jobs Waiting For You"

I’ve got some great news for the bold, brave Class of 2021: There are plenty of jobs out there for new college graduates.

This hasn’t been an easy year for any of us, least of all for this spring’s new crop of college graduates. They spent much of the last year learning remotely, socializing with precautions, missing out on many traditional college experiences. They are a committed, hard-working group; students who knew that the best way to prepare for success post-pandemic was to stay engaged and on-track with their studies. They’re earning their degrees thanks to a remarkable level of dedication and perseverance, and, across the country, many of them aren’t able to have the traditional commencement experience they might have hoped for.

But despite the year we’ve been through, despite the nagging persistence of the pandemic and the painful economic downturn from which we’re still not recovered, all signs suggest that employers are eager to hire this remarkable new group of college grads.

Indeed, employers anticipate hiring 7.2 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020, according to a recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. That compares very well to a fall report, when employers predicted hiring slightly fewer college grads.

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The Hechinger Report featured President Marvin Krislov teaming up with Stelios Vassilakis, chief programs and strategic initiatives officer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, on the op-ed "OPINION: How targeted internships are helping students and nonpr

04/22/2021

The Hechinger Report featured President Marvin Krislov teaming up with Stelios Vassilakis, chief programs and strategic initiatives officer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, on the op-ed "OPINION: How targeted internships are helping students and nonprofits get through the pandemic"

When the coronavirus reached America a year ago, it upended everything about how we live and work. For college students, it meant a quick shift to online classes and shuttered residence halls. It meant virtual commencements and canceled plans.

For many students, it also meant canceled internship opportunities. And that was a bigger problem than you might realize.

Internships can play as critical a role in a student’s educational and career success as their academic coursework, providing crucial opportunities to learn by doing and gain professional experience.

Perhaps even more importantly — especially for students from historically underrepresented groups — internships help build professional networks that can support them throughout their careers.

In addition, students overwhelmingly report that internships help them focus their career goals, national research shows. Paying internships often provide much-needed income that helps make college possible.

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The USA TODAY Network featured President Marvin Krislov teaming up with Westchester Community College President Belinda Miles in their op ed "Far too many students earn credits without completing a degree: Here’s how to change that"

04/20/2021

The USA TODAY Network featured President Marvin Krislov teaming up with Westchester Community College President Belinda Miles in their op ed "Far too many students earn credits without completing a degree: Here’s how to change that"

By Marvin Krislov and Belinda Miles: 

Today’s college students are not who you think they are.

One-third of them are more than 25 years old, according to data released last summer by Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit supporting student success. Nearly two in five are part-time students, that report said, and only about one in six live on campus.

What’s more, nearly 40% of today’s undergraduates are enrolled at two-year community colleges, according to the report. Some 35% will transfer to at least one different institution during their college career. About 20% are parents.

At the same time, the pandemic has caused college students to delay completing their degrees. The Strada Education Network has found that one in four college students are considering delaying graduation. And, worryingly, some 36 million Americans not currently enrolled in college have some credits but no degree, according to data from the National College Attainment Network.

For the most part, college today is no longer a four-year residential experience for a group of young people recently graduated from high school. Instead, it’s a wide-open, diverse, and dynamic landscape. And the more we embrace that reality, the more we can give today’s students the support they need to earn their college degrees.

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City & State featured President Marvin Krislov in "The 2021 Higher Education Power 100"

04/19/2021

City & State featured President Marvin Krislov in "The 2021 Higher Education Power 100"

Marvin Krislov

President, Pace University

Since becoming Pace University’s president in 2017, Marvin Krislov has carried out the school’s mission of “opportunitas” – serving all students regardless of economic background, access to education or social mobility. In addition to bolstering its reputation as the leading four-year private college for driving economic mobility, he’s overseeing an ambitious plan to open a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Manhattan to replace the current one, which is over 50 years old.

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ABAJOURNAL featured President Marvin Krislov in "Lawyers find their skill sets make them ideal candidates for college presidencies"

04/01/2021

ABAJOURNAL featured President Marvin Krislov in "Lawyers find their skill sets make them ideal candidates for college presidencies"

Overall, higher education experts say that the experience lawyers from a variety of legal backgrounds possess in addressing conflicts and crises makes them particularly well-suited to serve as college presidents. This is especially true, they argue, during an era in which university leaders must tackle hot-button issues from racial justice to campus sexual assault. Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University in New York City, is among the lawyer-presidents who highlight the importance of conflict resolution experience. His professional history includes working as acting solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor and serving as the University of Michigan’s general counsel for nearly nine years, after which he became president of Oberlin College in Ohio.

“The challenge is to try to find something that acknowledges the different viewpoints and allows people to move forward rather than being trapped in argument,” Krislov says. “In this instance, it worked out quite well because the students felt heard, and the police benefited from the process.”

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