Altus Advisory Partners Finds Universities That Align With Relevant Employers Reap Benefits

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WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With the cost of higher education rising, more students and their parents are expecting a better return on investment in the way of securing jobs after college. Student employment expert Scott Lurding of Altus Advisory Partners will present his research on the subject at the up-coming American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2014 Summer Academic Affairs Meeting in late July in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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Lurding, Founder and CEO of Altus, will present on a study his firm did to help a client develop genuine partnerships with the employer community and the university’s process to improve student employment outcomes and create long-term development opportunities.

In his presentation, Lurding will share some of the process Altus uses for employer alignment projects, the value of the learning gained from engaging employers through interviews, and the long-term benefits of universities’ efforts to align themselves more closely with relevant employers. As part of the presentation, there will be a panel discussion that will include an Altus client that is an AASCU member.

Lurding has 20 years of experience in higher education, consulting and business. He is the author of a Harvard Business School case and has been a guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2014 Summer Academic Affairs Meeting will run from July 31 to August 3 at Harborbeach Marriott Resort, 3030 Holiday Dr. in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The theme for AASCU’s Academic Affairs Summer Meeting is “Fostering Student Success: Programs and Practices.”

“These days, universities can’t do too much when it comes to reassuring parents and students that their education dollars were well spent,” Lurding said. “One way that reassurance comes is when students secure strong employment as a result of earning their degrees. I am looking forward to being able to share my research with the AASCU community at the Summer Academic Affairs Meeting.”

About Altus Advisory Partners

Altus Advisory Partners serves is an advisor and consultant to colleges and universities and to the non-profit organizations that serve higher education. The firm’s mission is to help institutions solve their most pressing issues and to innovate and thrive in a period of unprecedented change in higher education. The firm has developed expertise in improving student employment outcomes for it clients. As colleges and universities contend with fiscal constraints and an increasing focus on outcomes, it is important that institutions understand what is behind the numbers and what they can do to respond. Altus has a proven track record of helping clients identify their critical issues and develop data-driven solutions for long-term success. Learn more at www.altusap.com. Follow Altus on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about AASCU’s 2014 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting and to register online, go to http://www.aascu.org/meetings/aa_summer14/.

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