I’m pleased to share with you an article of mine that recently appeared in University Business titled “Getting Our New Graduates Employed: A call for better job preparation during the undergraduate years.” At Nichols, we are taking a next step to ensure that abilities such as critical thinking, quantitative analysis, effective communication, leadership and teamwork, and ethics and personal accountability appear across the curriculum. Prospective college grads need to specifically map their skills and abilities to the job descriptions at hand. Parents are expecting a career track for their children post-graduation, and we are delivering. On average over the last five years, 94 percent of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation. We believe this to be a great return on investment.