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 per professional staff member
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of FTE overall staff
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to personnel budget
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to non-personnel budget
Percent of career centers using third-party provider to collect student outcomes
2020-21 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report