May 18, 2016 | By NACE Staff
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Career centers that incorporate alumni into their programming can provide students with ready access to an effective job-search resource.
NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey found that nearly 70 percent of graduating seniors tapped alumni in the job search, and nearly 60 percent rated alumni as a very or extremely effective job-search resource. (See Figure 1.)
The Class of 2015 Student Survey was conducted February 11, 2015, to April 30, 2015, and garnered responses from 9,184 bachelor's degree students from the Class of 2015. The Class of 2015 Student Survey was sponsored by Enterprise.
Figure 1: Student use, rating of alumni in the job search
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