Special Populations

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    Supporting the Unique Career Development Needs of Graduate Students

    As the world of work continues to evolve, career development professionals must evolve their resources and services accordingly, based on the communities they serve. The school-to-work transition is common for both undergraduate and graduate students, but these two groups often have distinct career development needs, based on their identities, developmental stages, and life roles among other distinguishing characteristics. For colleges and universities to effectively promote the career success of their alumni, a customized approach will not only make services more accessible to graduate students, but more relevant as well.

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    Embracing My Journey: From First-Generation Student to Early Careers Recruiter

    Because all talent acquisition specialists have had their own unique journeys, embracing those experiences can help them better understand and connect with students.

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    Online/Hybrid Career Services Provide Much-Needed Flexibility for Caregiving Students

    Caregiving students are more likely to tap into the help the career center can offer than their non-caregiving counterparts, but may be stymied by scheduling conflicts that arise with in-person offerings.

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    Undeclared Students and the Career Decision

    There is a seemingly endless supply of tools and tips for helping the undeclared student figure out what they want to do with their life. This process is difficult for students, challenging them to develop self-awareness alongside visions for the future.

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    First-Generation Students and Job Success

    Using data from NACE’s 2016 Student Survey, NACE research looks at factors that may influence the job success of first-generation students.

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    Serving Rural Students

    Many colleges are placing a renewed emphasis on recruiting rural students. Are career centers prepared to help them when they get there?

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    Career Development Needs of First-Generation Students

    First-generation have unique career development needs that career services can address.

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    Undecided or Declared: Engaging Distinct Student Populations in Career Education

    Research surfaced a number of insights about the nature of undecided and declared students in the arts and sciences and what unique and distinct barriers they face in engaging with career education.

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    The Plight of the Undecided Student

    What makes undecided students tick? Two professors at University of Cincinnati evaluated a group of undecided students to find out and developed recommendations to support students who don’t want to be pinned down.

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    The Importance of Career Services Establishing Pathways for Military-Connected Students

    When working with military-connected students, it is important to keep in mind that while they face many of the same challenges as other students, their path to success can differ.

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