While many put pressure on themselves when searching for that first job or internship, it can be beneficial to take any shortfall as an opportunity for personal exploration and growth.
Author Melanie Buford says that Gen Zers are interested in original thought and contributing something original to the world, which, she notes, often looks like entrepreneurship.
Dr. Julia Overton-Healy of St. John Fisher College suggests career services offices need to recalibrate their understanding of who their students are and make changes to accommodate them.
Ned Khatrichettri and Cameron Vakilian explore the nuances of professionalism in a post-pandemic, increasingly digital world.
What do you call a “gap year” if you want to demonstrate a special transition period in education?
When it comes to the resources college
students report using while looking for jobs, they not only use employer
websites most, but also find them the most useful.
NACE’s 2018 Student Survey offers insight into which career services bring freshmen and sophomores into the career center.
The more often bachelor’s-level students visited career services, the more likely they were to do so online.
What advice would you offer to a student who wants to include religious information on his or her resume?
Nearly 86 percent of Class of 2017 students who started the job search visited the career center—either in-office or online—at least once in the past year.
Just 21.2 percent of colleges and universities reported that they have experienced any student activism at career events over the past three years.
First-generation students use online career services more frequently than do their non-first-generation classmates. But is online delivery effective?
Major, and to a lesser extent, gender, race/ethnicity, and GPA, had an effect on the post-graduation plans of Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
For the Class of 2016, 69 percent of bachelor’s degree graduates planned to enter the work force and 25 percent planned to continue their education, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
Results from NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey show that career centers that incorporate alumni into their programming can provide students with ready access to an effective job-search resource.
Among Class of 2015 STEM students, the most used career center services were those of the most immediacy to the job search, according to NACE’s Students in Demand: An Insight Into Class of 2015 STEM Graduates. However, the perceived helpfulness of these and other services varied by major.
Percent of institutions that offer stipends for low- or underpaid internships
Percent of institutions that collect demographic usage data
Percent of institutions that have implemented career readiness competencies institution-wide
Percent of career centers experiencing a change in reporting structure over the past year
2022-23 Career Services Benchmarks Report