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.
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