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
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