The 2019 Student Survey Report discusses the attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes of college students across the United States. Although NACE surveyed all levels of college students, including graduate students, this report focuses on the responses of seniors graduating by June 30, 2019.
This report discusses and provides data on their use of the career center; their perceptions of their career readiness; their plans for after graduation; how they searched for jobs, including their use of social media for this purpose; and their job preferences related to benefits and work environment. In addition, this report includes in-depth analysis of the impact of students’ internships on these aspects of their transition from college to work.
- Students with a paid internship received nearly 50 percent more job offers than those who had either an unpaid internship or no internship.
- Paid interns began looking for a fulltime job slightly more than seven months prior to graduation, while unpaid and never interns began looking for their jobs slightly less than five months before graduating.
- 39.1 percent of paid interns had already accepted an offer at the time of this survey, compared to 14.8 percent of unpaid interns and 13.1 percent of never interns.
- Paid interns expect to make $10,000 more than both unpaid and never interns.
October 2019. 8 1/2" x 11”. 42 pages. PDF format.
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If your organization participated in the survey, or you purchased a copy of the report, you can access the report at MyNACE > Research Reports.