In The Forward, Robert Earl, director of Barnard's Career Development office, is quoted in an article about how colleges and universities are helping their graduates prepare for a recession-era job market. An excerpt:

"At Barnard College, the all-women’s school in New York City, students at any class level are matched with alumni in an optional year-long mentoring program initiated after the recession began. Beyond career contacts, the program helps students — liberal arts majors often without a clear idea of what’s next — hone their ambitions.

“One thing we found at Barnard is that many students are unsure of what they want to do, and we found that when students are figuring this out, alumni are critically important,” said Robert Earl, the head of career services.""

Read the full article here.