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.
Median number of career center staff
Median number of students to professional staff
Median square footage of career services office
# of organizations participating in career fairs (median)
Percent of career services offices offering academic advising
2016-17 Career Services Benchmark Survey