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  • The Professional Standards for College & University Career Services

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    The Professional Standards for College & University Career Services 

    The Professional Standards for College and University Career Services


    The Professional Standards for College and University Career Services facilitate the creation, maintenance, and delivery of programs, resources, and services.

    Developed by a committee of career services professionals, the Professional Standards offer career centers the opportunity to assess, develop, and enhance their operations by assessing operations along 13 dimensions.

    Revised in 2016, the Professional Standards are free, and provide the profession with a foundation on which to ensure excellence.

    A companion workbook—The NACE Professional Standards Workbook—is available to those who wish to evaluate their career services offices against the standards. (NACE members: A free copy of the workbook is available in MyNACE.)

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    Published 2016.