August 21, 2019 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: student attitudes, spotlight
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
The term “gap year” refers to a student’s year-long absence from academia, taken between high school and college or between undergraduate university and graduate degree school. Many people picture the time spent hiking, traveling the world, and experiencing freedom from homework, tests, and deadlines.
However, what do that students call that period if they want to demonstrate a special transition period in education? That was the question career services and recruiting professionals pondered recently in the NACE Community.
Here are some of their comments and suggestions:
What would you call the period taken between different levels of study? Offer your ideas in the NACE Community.
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of students to professional staff member
Median square footage of the career center
Percent of career centers with employer partnership programs
Percent frequently discussing career readiness competencies with faculty
2018-19 Career Services Benchmark Survey