March 23, 2020 | By Mimi Collins
TAGS: best practices, internships, operations, trends and predictions, spotlight, coronavirus
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
NACE is polling its members regarding their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The poll closes March 31. Preliminary results will be provided each Friday. The following analysis was made after a review of the March 20 and March 13 results.
The data suggest that schools are moving rapidly to change their operations in light of the coronavirus crisis. While not all schools have altered their operations, the numbers that have done so expand daily. With nearly 70 percent ending in-person classes for likely the remainder of the semester, on-campus activity has virtually ceased around the country. The result will undoubtedly place a significant strain on the finances of both students and the institutions they attend.
Colleges (n = 780)
For the latest information about the impact of coronavirus on our field—including results of the quick polls NACE is conducting among its membership and the ways members are responding to the pandemic—see NACE’s Coronavirus Updates page.
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