EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources for Graduating College Students with HBR Ascend™

~ Digital Learning Resource from Harvard Business Review Offers Workplace Preparedness Resources ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 19, 2019 — HBR Ascend (Ascend) a digital learning resource from Harvard Business Review (HBR), is now available worldwide from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Ascend provides trusted, real-world perspectives and practical advice to prepare college students for success in the workplace.

Created to bridge the gap between the typical academic curriculum and on-the-job soft skills that corporations now demand, Ascend helps graduating students excel by providing them with diverse perspectives and seasoned advice from top executives, thought leaders and academics — including expert input from HBR authors and editors. Ascend’s bite-sized modular content consists of engaging infographics, videos and podcasts, and short form articles will appeal to students used to consuming media (and social media) on the go.

Ascend offers application-oriented learning and real-world examples rather than theoretical scenarios in the following focus areas critical to students’ professional success: Jobs and Careers, Personal Growth, Managing and Leading, Working with Others and Being Happy at Work. Students can take advantage of the personal learning plans to customize learning pace and track progress.

Harvard Business Publishing’s Vice President of Strategy for Product & Innovation, Sam Hainer says Ascend is uniquely designed for young professionals. “Graduating students and early-career professionals can access the content whenever they have a few minutes to spare. The content is short, crisp, insightful, useful, and impactful to help these young professionals master new skills from anywhere, anytime.”

Modules are presented in a format for quick learning. The contemporary design elements will appeal to young professionals. Unlimited access is granted to registered students and mobile users can access Ascend content anywhere at any time. Content is presented in small packets designed to be watched and read on all devices.

EBSCO’s Vice President of Product Management Sara Earley says that Ascend will address the needs of younger professionals. “Ascend will give graduating students the tools they need when entering the workforce for the first time. The practical advice from industry thought leaders and their research-based expertise will help young professionals find their dream job and perform effectively in the workplace.”

For more information please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/hbr-ascend

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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