A few schools have started offering Fullbridge-​​type expe­ri­en­tial learning pro­grams to fill that gap. Some, like Bow­doin, invite Full­bridge onto their cam­puses and pay part of the cost. Others—including North­eastern, Mount Holyoke and the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida—have so-​​called “expe­ri­en­tial learning” options under which their stu­dents to work with employers in their chosen fields before graduation.

But these are still more the excep­tion than the rule, said Farkas, who notes that many liberal-​​arts col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties aren’t keeping up with the ever-​​evolving, hyper-​​competitive demands of the workplace

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