Class of 2016 first-generation students gave greater weight to an organization being located close to home and embracing diversity than did their classmates.
The job-search resource that yielded the largest difference between first-generation and non-first generation students was the guidance of parents/relatives.
The social media activities that yielded the greatest increase in job offer rates for the Class of 2016 are little used.
Graduating seniors cited employer websites as the most widely used and most useful job-search resource, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey. That result is consistent with those of earlier iterations of the annual survey, which stretches back to the Class of 2007.
The Class of 2016 has characterized itself as “career ready,” but are these graduates prepared in the areas that employers deem essential?
In terms of the benefits they prefer, Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates took a longer view of the financial aspects of their professional careers than did previous classes, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
Major, and to a lesser extent, gender, race/ethnicity, and GPA, had an effect on the post-graduation plans of Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
The single most important aspect that Class of 2016 job-seeking graduates who planned to enter the work force looked for in their first full-time job is the opportunity for personal growth, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
For the Class of 2016, 69 percent of bachelor’s degree graduates planned to enter the work force and 25 percent planned to continue their education, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 Student Survey.
Career fairs are not dead—just ask students, says consultant Mary Scott. Basing her insights on longitudinal research, Scott explains how student expectations for career fairs have changed over the years, and discusses the conditions organizations need to meet to ensure students value their participation in these important events.
NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey found that nearly 70 percent of graduating seniors used alumni in their job search, and a majority rated alumni as a very or extremely effective job-search resource.
Results from NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey show that career centers that incorporate alumni into their programming can provide students with ready access to an effective job-search resource.
The characteristics, desired employee benefits, preferred industries, and starting salary expectations that advanced degree students hold.
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