'The Robots are Coming 2 – Rise of the Screens’: The role of higher education careers professions in disrupted times


  • Nalayini Thambar
  • Helen P.N. Hughes




Higher education careers service, Artificial intelligence, Digital economy, Career development, COVID


This article reflects on the role of higher education (HE) careers professionals in the postcovid era, and how their practice might evolve in that context. First, the article considers student and graduate career preferences and social experiences during the crisis phase of the pandemic and the ways that such experiences have shaped their position and career development. It then considers studies of the hybrid workplace, highlighting the pandemic’s impact on a graduate’s likely early experience of work. Drawing these aspects together, the article offers recommendations to help career development professionals sustain the relevance of their practice in these disrupted times.


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