Cengage Unlimited Now to Include Career Resources

By Lorena Roberts on February 10, 2019

If you haven’t heard of Cengage Unlimited by now, you’ve been living under a rock. The first company to release a platform for electronic course materials, launched in fall of 2018, is predicted to save students $60 million this school year. But that’s not all: Cengage Unlimited is now offering career resources as a part of the package, according to a recent press release.

If you ask college students today, most of them are worried about how they’re going to land a job. A study conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage found that 65% of students are saying that landing a job is more difficult now than it was during our parents’ generation. The same survey asked employers what they’re looking for from college graduates: to which they answered, “soft skills.” What are those? you might be thinking. Communicating details effectively, listening to your colleagues, and critical thinking skills are all part of a group of skills called “soft skills.” Sure, employers want to hire college graduates who are knowledgeable, but they also want individuals on their team who can bring more than just book smarts to the table.

For college students who have subscribed to Cengage Unlimited, the first all-access subscription for higher education course materials, they’ll also now have access to Cengage’s “Career Center,” allowing them to explore all types of careers, what skills they currently possess, build their resume, and even take part in a soft skills training.

“The primary reason most students go to college is to get a job,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “If we want to help students reach that goal, we must offer affordable access to quality learning materials that help them build the required skill set to bridge the gap from college to the workforce.”

With a subscription to Cengage, The Career Center will allow students to explore career paths available to them and discover important job facts, such as salary, growth trends and the skill sets employers are looking for. Students can also access career-readiness tutorials – 10-minute, self-paced modules – to brush up on the top employer requested soft skills and to get advice and practical tips on the job search and interview process. Resume and portfolio-building tools are also available.

For access to Cengage Unlimited, students pay one price, $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) —no matter how many materials they use.

To learn more about Cengage Unlimited and the Career Center, go to www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

Lorena graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville last December with a BA in Honors Psychology. After some serious soul-searching, she's decided to pursue a Master's in teaching in order to teach middle school math! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Whippet mix, Gio, at the dog park and binge watching Netflix with endless cups of Hot Cocoa.

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