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  • The Class of 2017 Student Survey Report

  • Summary

    NACE's Student Survey covers student expectations and preferences, attitudes, plans, and activities as they relate to employment, employers, and the job search. The report for the college Class of 2017 is based on responses from 4,213 bachelor's degree-level seniors.

    Among the findings:

    • Among the Class of 2017, 70.8 percent of students planned to enter the work force and 23.2 percent planned to continue their education, the closest resemblance of any graduating class to the Class of 2007 in 10 years;
    • When it came to how important students felt that various career readiness competencies were to successfully transition into the work force, students had an “all-around” perspective;
    • The most highly preferred aspects of a job/employer were (1) the opportunity to develop job-specific skills; (2) the opportunity to develop applied skills; (3) job security; (4) friendly co-workers; and (5) a good benefits package.

    October 2017. 8 1/2" x 11”. 36 pages. PDF format.

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