Dynamic activities can capture students’ attention, get them thinking about the job-search process, and engage them in career services.
At Concordia University, Nebraska, a request by a coach for the director of career development to speak with a top recruit led to the career development office being a destination for all prospective students during campus visits.
It is increasingly important for career services to think about its story and how data support its value proposition. The external pressures on our institutions have translated into higher expectations and more opportunities for career services to showcase our direct contributions to student success.
Career services professionals are doing good work, but how well do stakeholder groups and audiences understand that work and the significance of its results? How strategic is career services in reporting what career services does, why, and the differences it makes for those served? Based on research, including a review of multiple career services annual reports, this article delves into how career services leaders use that strategy to communicate the success of the work they do.
It might be time for career professionals to help students craft a new style of resume that includes creative and technological concepts.
Median number of career center staff
Median number of students to professional staff
Percent of career centers that provide internship assistance
# of organizations participating in career fairs (median)
Median operating budget for career center
2016-17 Career Services Benchmark Survey