services practitioners offer tips for boosting first-destination survey
steps helped smooth Lindsey Saxby Baltz’s transition from her position in employer
relations to becoming a career counselor.
There are numerous effective approaches to mapping out employer locations, and for helping students and employers connect during your career fairs.
Launching an online dashboard for career outcomes allowed Oakland University Career Services to be more creative with its first-destination survey report.
Language companies provide a range of services and are looking for new college graduates. How can you help prepare students for jobs in this growing industry?
A suggestion from the provost’s office—to make completion of the UF Graduation Survey mandatory—has boosted knowledge rates at the University of Florida.
There are ways for career centers to engage students by incorporating pop culture into their programming, services, and communications.
Two years ago, the UConn Center for Career Development reexamined its efforts around diversity and inclusion and made some impactful changes.
The University of Delaware’s first-destination data collection is a multi-level and campus-wide effort, and has led to increasingly high knowledge rates.
When it comes to preparing students for case interviews, employers can be an excellent source of information and expertise that you can tap into.
Yale University creates short animated videos to cover introductory workshop topics and to get a better return on its investment of time and energy.
What are the “red flags” that signal a job posting or organization might be fraudulent? What can you do to prevent these scams?
Saint Mary's College of California developed a program that helps prepare its students for their first several months of employment.
Support from career centers is crucial to recruiters trying to organize and conduct effective information sessions on your campus. How can you help?
How can you best help the employers that recruit at your school? The first step is to understand their particular needs.
Bard College has developed a program that aims to create a community of leaders who will succeed professionally and make a difference in the lives of others.
Temple’s career center held an event to illustrate the connection between career readiness competencies learned in General Education courses and careers.
What can you do to help a student with no work experience and/or activities build a better resume?
Following a strategic planning session and with assistance from a neighboring university, Metro State has developed a career readiness program.
How do colleges and universities get students to report their first-destination data and how do career centers use the data they collect?
What in-class activities and workshops will help graduating business students during their last semester of school?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Academic & Career Development Center offers academic advising for students, and career services for students and alumni.
Richmond merged career services and alumni services to elevate career services, provide additional resources for students, and more deeply engage alumni.
How can career services practitioners with nontechnical backgrounds give students preparing for technical interviews the best possible guidance?
James Madison University’s structure of integrated academic and career advising provides strong collaboration and connection across campus.
Authors Jones and Headley provide step-by-step instructions on how to use data to analyze and improve the performance of career center offerings.
Should career services staff recommend students put their GPA on their resume? NACE Community members overwhelmingly said they should.
Yeshiva University’s career center requires students to complete a series of requirements before participating in on-campus recruiting.
Rowan University is currently undertaking a plan to infuse career counseling with academic advising, and make this arrangement as seamless as possible.
When it comes to maximizing job fair attendance, there’s bit of quick advice from the NACE Community: Don’t hold job fairs on Friday.
NACE Community members offered links to their vendor inquiry forms to help your office handle the large number of e-mails it receives from vendors.
If you’re asking employers who have posted openings, attended events or career fairs, or participated in campus interviewing about your new graduates—have you received the answers you need?
University of Pennsylvania Career Services launched its chat bot in January to better connect visitors to its website with the information they are seeking.
ONU’s Farewell Toast let the career center provide information to help graduates transition into their professional lives and gather placement data.
The author looks at how career centers can prepare students for the entrepreneurial world, and provides information about resources and tools.
NACE’s career services members recently offered ideas for making classroom presentations upbeat and interesting for students. See their suggestions.
Should students put their addresses on resumes? An employer on the NACE Community said that students should not include addresses on resumes. Here’s why.
Kansas State had an external review of its career services done to inform long-term strategic planning and immediate operational transitioning to a new facility.
St. Cloud State University’s career center recently launched a program in which recruiters conduct one-on-one LinkedIn profile reviews with students and alumni.
Your career center can strengthen its relationships with employers by providing support in areas they deem important to their recruiting success.
Georgia College’s Career Planning Milestones Program tracks student progress through career-related activities that are beneficial to all students.
The DePaul University Career Center launched a job shadow program in 2014 to provide its students with a glimpse into the professional world and give employers an additional way to connect with students.
Providing feedback to emerging professionals is essential, but can also be a challenging task for mentors. However, Gary Alan Miller of Hofstra University says the mentee is likely to not only need the input, but to welcome it.
The winning team in the STEAM category of the NACE 60th Anniversary Innovation Challenge conceptualized a web-based tool that would help match students and employers as a lead-in to career fairs or on-campus interviews.
Career services professionals can help students understand that the content they pin on Pinterest should reflect their interests, goals, and brand.
The career center at Ball State University has developed an early intervention program that measures students’ career clarity during freshman orientation and takes subsequent steps to help those in need of assistance find a major and choose a career.
Many students might think Facebook and professional networking cannot be mixed, but it’s hard to deny there is great possibility to make connections on this network. Here’s how career services professionals can help students use Facebook to network professionally.
Leveraging the liberal arts degree was one of the challenges in the NACE 60th Anniversary Innovation Challenge at NACE 16. The winning team addressed it by visualizing a tool that would help liberal arts students to articulate the skills they gained and employers that hire these graduates to communicate the skills they seek.
When done strategically, blogging can offer students a unique way to network and connect with others. How can career services practitioners help students grow their blog presence?
How can career services practitioners help students use Twitter chats to get information about careers and the job market? First, they must understand the basics about these virtual conversations.
With the LinkedIn “Alumni” tool, students can search information about and make connecting with alumni from colleges and universities around the world.
Through its Career Checkpoint program, the career center at Ryerson University is using on-campus jobs to enhance students’ career readiness and better prepare them for the professional work force.
Recognizing the importance of networking and the interest and desire among the current cohort of students to carry out public service, Hofstra University’s Career Center launched the Hofstra Service Networking Program.
Jake Livengood, assistant director of graduate student career services at MIT Global Education & Career Development, leads a highly interactive and impactful improv comedy workshop that helps students confidently handle the unexpected that may come up during job search or graduate school interviews.
During this time when resources were depleted, programs were redundant, and offices were being forced to do more with less, it was necessary to take the relationship between the divisions of advancement and student affairs to a new level and start working as a team.
In the second of two-part series of articles on accountability and assessment in career services, Sam Ratcliffe offers insight into how to address key stakeholder questions on the quality of career services’ programs and services, and the related impact on student learning.
In the first of a two-part look at how career services offices can demonstrate their value, Sam Ratcliffe looks at accountability from institutional and career services' viewpoints.
Career services professionals know that collaborating with campus partners can be crucial to reaching students. But how can career services convince faculty and administrators that partnering with career staff will also increase students’ engagement with their courses?
St. John Fisher College’s career center provides services and resources to support students in their career development process by collaborating with faculty to promote career decision making and planning.
Organizations embark on strategic planning for different reasons. Today, many develop or modify a strategic plan to address changing external and internal forces, including cutbacks in budget and personnel, demographic changes, competition, legal issues, technology, and loss of revenue.
A collection of syllabi for career development and career exploration classes.
Career Counselor's Guides to Social Media in the Job Search will help students learn about social media as a job-search resource and career services professionals show students how to maximize their opportunities online.
Identify faculty partners willing to work collaboratively with the career services office in a partnership to promote student success, including reaching their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Median number of professional career services staff
Percent of career centers housed in student affairs division
Median square footage of career center
Percent of career centers offering for-credit career classes
Percent of career centers conducting first-destination surveys
2017-18 Career Services Benchmark Survey