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Sheila J. Curran

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Consultant

Curran Consulting Group

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Curran Consulting Group

Company Description

The Curran Consulting Group (CCG) is a boutique strategy and organizational firm that focuses on higher education consulting. We are committed to the cost-effective achievement of client goals, to the success of students and graduates, and to your institution'...more

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Employment History

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Executive Director

Career Thought Leaders


Executive Director

Duke University


President

Curran Career Consulting


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Affiliations

Experience Inc

Board Member


Scholastic Recruits Inc

Member of Advisory Board


Eduventures Inc

Senior Advisor


Dartmouth College

Member


Taft Avenue Daycare Center

Founder


Staff Development Day

Founder


Cambridge-MIT Institute

Educational Advisor


Education

Qualification School


SSC Mother's School


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Princeton


value education

Philosophy Maharaja Sayajirao University


B.A.

Philosophy

HSC Mother's School


BA

English & American Literature

Brown University


BA with honors

Human Resources

Durham University


Cambridge , MA

Interactive Technology

Harvard University


MBA


PhD

Education Policy

University of Chicago


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Revolution in Career Services - Curran Consulting Group

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In this article, Sheila Curran, President of Curran Career Consulting, and Steve Goldenberg, CEO of Interfolio, share a candid and provocative discussion on the future of career services in colleges and universities.
Sheila: That's an interesting question, because in all the articles I've read about the impact of the economy on graduate hiring, I have only once seen reference to worried students flocking to career services. Sheila: Probably the first reason is that many fall career fairs-and even some held in the winter-were full. To students, employers at career fairs means available jobs. Sheila: Absolutely, but they'll need a completely different approach. Sheila: Actually, I'm calling for a revolution in the way business is done in career services. Sheila: Absolutely. Here's why. Sheila: It's possible, but it's not easy. Sheila: You're absolutely right. Sheila: You probably provide the best example, Steve. Sheila: In my new model, the careers office would still have just as many staff; they'd just be working on different tasks. So I'd say this to the career director: If your credentials person is a great performer, re-train her for one of the new roles. Sheila: Any good public relations firm will advise that when you have bad news, you need to talk about it before it hits the media. Sheila: No, although it's certainly essential to address the current needs of the class of 2009. Sheila: Yes, but the proactive approach must go way beyond setting expectations about how a student can get from college to a career they love. Sheila: Absolutely. Sheila: It means we recognize that the careers world is constantly changing, and that we need to adapt with it. Sheila: You're right. Sheila: The connection between a liberal arts degree and a career is definitely much less obvious when the subject matter of that degree is not the content of a person's career. Sheila: I start from a very strong viewpoint that most Careers offices can't get there from here. Sheila: I'm talking about mission "scope creep". Sheila: Absolutely, but the reality is that's not going to happen in this economy-unless, of course, you happen to be in a business school that wants to increase its standing in the rankings. Sheila: The key is that the Career Community would be made up of individuals with whom Careers staff already have, or are prepared to build, a relationship. Sheila: You're right, but it's worth shifting some staff responsibilities, or eliminating less useful programs, in order to facilitate relationships with volunteers and expand Careers staff knowledge. Sheila: Since the Career Community members would be volunteers, the only financial outlay would be for training and appreciation events. Sheila: You're right, but in a recent poll I conducted, almost two thirds of Alumni and Careers offices claimed to collaborate only occasionally or rarely. Sheila: The Careers office of the future needs to be a key player on the institutional stage. Sheila: The short answer is "no". Over the past thirty years, careers have changed out of all recognition and parental demands for an economic value to their tuition investment have increased to a fever pitch.


About - Curran Consulting Group

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About Sheila Curran
Sheila J Curran, Senior Partner & Chief Strategy Consultant Sheila J. Curran is CEO and Chief Strategy Consultant of the Curran Consulting Group. She works personally with all clients and is your primary contact on any assignment. When appropriate, she engages other subject matter experts to assist with a project. Sheila is passionate about increasing the value of a college education to students and graduates, while preserving the academic integrity of colleges and universities. Drawing on her significant experience in organizational development and in-depth understanding of how higher education works, Sheila partners with clients to design solutions that improve the student experience and career outcomes, capitalizing on functional synergies to reduce administrative costs, while recommending investment in initiatives that have broad institutional value. Educated in England, Sheila has held managerial and director-level positions for over 25 years in the U.S., including at The University of Michigan, Gallaudet University, Brown University and Duke University. During her time in academia, and since starting the Curran Consulting Group, Sheila has conducted strategic opportunity assessments in a broad array of areas, including: Alumni Relations, Development and Corporate Relations; Human Resources; Academic Departments; International Affairs; and, Career Services. She was on the accreditation self-study team for Duke University and member of team that spearheaded the highly successful Duke Engage initiative. Sheila's ability to propose broad, culturally sensitive solutions, while also minimizing the challenges of implementation for the client, sets her apart from other consultants. Sheila is a Career Services SME (subject matter expert), having directed career centers at both Brown University at Duke University, and consulted with over a dozen institutions on career transformation. A frequent presenter and writer on career trends and the strategic institutional value of career initiatives, Sheila is co-author of Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career, Ten Speed Press, 2006. Sheila's ability to help higher education institutions achieve their goals as effectively as possible is informed by her earlier educational and professional background. While her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Russian Studies and Education respectively, she holds the highest qualification in human resources, the SPHR (Senior Practitioner in Human Resources). Sheila's experience in organizational development, along with her in-depth understanding of how colleges and universities work, provide her with a unique perspective among those who consult on strategic issues in academia.


Professionals Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Curran Consulting Group

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Sheila Curran is the Fannie Mitchell Executive Director of the Duke University Career Center, where she has served as an academic advisor.
She is the co-author of a book published in May, 2006, by Ten Speed Press, entitled Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career (www.smartmovesbook.com). Sheila regularly talks to students, parents and alumni about making the most of a college education from a career perspective, and writes a column titled "Curran on Careers" for BusinessWeek.com.


FAQ - Curran Consulting Group

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Sheila J. Curran, Senior Partner and Chief Strategy Consultant, personally oversees every assignment, and is the main consultant who interacts directly with clients.
Sheila has a broad background in academic administration, and understands how each part of the academy contributes to institutional goals.


Sheila Curran, Author at Curran Consulting Group

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Sheila Curran
About Sheila Curran This author has yet to write their bio. Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Sheila Curran contributed a whooping 17 entries. Entries by Sheila Curran June 21, 2017 /0 Comments/in Higher Education/by Sheila Curran January 15, 2017 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran Denison University, a top college located near Columbus, OH, offers a rare opportunity for an accomplished, results-oriented leader to demonstrate, on a broad scale, the value and impact of a liberal arts education. Deadline has been extended to March 2. Position Vacancy: Miami University (Ohio) - Assistant Vice President, Center for Career Exploration and Success August 16, 2016 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran For full consideration apply by September 26, 2016. To Apply: http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3182 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, announces a rare opportunity to take a very successful career center to the next level. The person hired in the newly-created Assistant Vice President, Center for Career Exploration and Success position, will lead a team of 20 staff to envision and advance [...] Strategies for a Perfect Alumni Careers Partnership July 26, 2016 /0 Comments/in Career Trends, Higher Education/by Sheila Curran In today's competitive academic environment, a simple partnership between Career Services and Alumni Relations in colleges and universities is not enough. A symbiotic relationship is essential if both areas are to demonstrate the value they bring to their universities. The Career Community as a College Strategic Asset July 19, 2016 /0 Comments/in Career Transformation, Career Trends, Higher Education, New Grads/by Sheila Curran February 24, 2016 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran Wheaton College, a Christian College located 25 miles west of Chicago, is engaged in a major initiative to re-imagine the preparation and support of students as they consider a wide variety of post-graduate pursuits. It now seeks a leader to direct the Center for Vocation and Career, and in doing so, significantly enhance the value and impact of a Wheaton [...] Position Vacancy: Associate Vice Provost, Career and Professional Success January 22, 2016 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran June 23, 2015 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran Deadline for applications: August 14, 2015. Bryant University provides an exceptional opportunity for a forward-thinking leader and manager to become the new executive director of the Amica Center for Career Education. Bryant was an early adopter of the philosophy that a business education must be paired with a liberal arts education and vice versa, for [...] Threats to the Higher Ed Business Model June 12, 2015 /0 Comments/in Higher Education, Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran March 23, 2015 /0 Comments/in Professionals, Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran January 20, 2015 /0 Comments/in Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran January 12, 2015 /0 Comments/in Career Trends, Higher Ed Data, Job Search, New Grads, Professionals/by Sheila Curran An unemployment rate of 7.3% may not seem particularly good. But for millions of the country's college seniors, 2014 data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics represent the first sign that the major upturn in the employment market for bachelor's degree grads that started in 2012, was not an anomaly. he last year students [...] Position Vacancy: Associate Provost-Career + Professional Development, LMU - App. Deadline: Friday, Feb 15, 2015 November 27, 2014 /0 Comments/in Higher Education, Job Search, Uncategorized/by Sheila Curran Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015 LMU seeks an Associate Provost who embraces Jesuit traditions of educating the whole person, and is passionate about connecting education to transformative lives after graduation. Together with a career team and strategic partners at LMU, the Associate Provost is responsible for building programs, services, and connections that will enhance [...] Position Vacancy: Associate Dean, Career + Co-op, SAIC (Chicago) November 26, 2014 /0 Comments/in Higher Education, Job Search, Professionals/by Sheila Curran The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a forward-thinking Associate Dean, Career + Co-Op who can play a leadership role in defining the contributions of art and design graduates to the global economy. The Associate Dean will identify innovative ways to connect the SAIC curriculum to productive and successful lives after college, expanding [...] Advice for Entrepreneurial College Grads November 9, 2014 /0 Comments/in Job Search, New Grads, Professionals/by Sheila Curran August 26, 2011 /0 Comments/in Higher Education, Liberal Arts/by Sheila Curran When students return to college, or set foot on campus for the first time, it's normal for parents to have conflicting emotions. One of those emotions is frequently anxiety about the cost of education and the value of that education in the real world. But such concerns are likely to be brushed away by the [...] Revolution in Career Services May 15, 2009 /0 Comments/in Career Transformation, Career Trends/by Sheila Curran In this article, Sheila Curran, President of Curran Career Consulting, and Steve Goldenberg, CEO of Interfolio, share a candid and provocative discussion on the future of career services in colleges and universities.


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