Internships can provide students with valuable professional skills but also a professional network, which can be even more valuable upon graduation.
Through relationships made through volunteering, you can gain knowledge and perspective to grow both professionally and personally.
Deciding to volunteer may not always be an easy decision, but it will ultimately be a personally fulfilling one.
While people often consider the professional benefits of volunteering, it can also have a positive impact on your mental health, too.
Serving as an advisor and mentor often requires working with students to achieve their academic goals while also adjusting to a new social environment.
No matter what the “volunteer language,” there is always an opportunity to give back and support others.
While many put pressure on themselves when searching for that first job or internship, it can be beneficial to take any shortfall as an opportunity for personal exploration and growth.
It’s useful to take time to develop your strategy and be mindful of possible trouble spots such before sharing new ideas.
Employers who ask about weaknesses during an interview are typically seeking personal awareness and how a student can frame a strategy to minimize the consequences.
Over the summer, NACE conducted a Quick Poll to learn about fall recruiting plans, and the findings seemed to indicate that most activities would mostly return to in-person. Employers expected to spend about 70% of their time recruiting in person and 80% of career centers were planning for in-person career fairs. However, even with a return to in-person events, both employers and colleges still had to adjust their standard procedures because of the ongoing risk posed by the pandemic.
Every year, NACE hosts their Management Leadership Institute (MLI), which is designed to help participants prepare for leadership roles.
NACE provided a range of articles and resources around DEI-related topics throughout FY22.
Students who set goals and develop a specific and measurable plan to accomplish that goal are more likely to be successful, and staff advisers can play a key role in this process.
Many emerging professionals are turning to community colleges, vocational schools, and technical bootcamps to gain marketable skills.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, and for most schools, it marks the end of the busy graduation season. However, as this year’s seniors graduate, many NACE members were curious about how they could best share some final tips and advice as these grads transition from academia to the workforce.
When a candidate is put in a situation to name a salary or negotiate a salary provided by the employer, the candidate is not being paid based on their merit and skills but rather on how well they handle a negotiation discussion.
While taking that first step towards volunteering may feel daunting, especially for introverts, it can end up being a very rewarding experience.
Colleges must work to ensure that students are aware that skills they’re using and developing in the classroom can be an asset after entering the workforce.
Many employers have embraced the idea of authenticity at work, but career services must work with students to anticipate and navigate challenges should these employer efforts still fall short.
As employers begin to rely more heavily on the use of technology when screening job candidates, inherent biases within this technology have begun to be revealed in the documentary “Coded Bias.”
Ned Khatrichettri and Cameron Vakilian explore the nuances of professionalism in a post-pandemic, increasingly digital world.
As employers continue to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion at the workplace, acts such as correctly pronouncing names becomes an increasingly important first step.
Despite many employers advocating for employees to bring their authentic selves to work, employees that do so may still face hostility from coworkers due to this decision.
Employers and career services professionals should take a proactive approach to ensure their spaces are tangibly inclusive to a multitude of gender identities.
Volunteering with NACE can create meaningful professional and personal connections, develop and build skills on a resume, and create opportunities for growth.
Through diversity in entertainment, students from marginalized groups can discover many career options that they may not have otherwise considered.
The journey to living authentically both personally and professionally is not always a smooth one and can have a lasting impact on the mental health of those who make the decision to do so.
Many employers encourage employees to bring their “authentic” selves to work, but it should ultimately be up to the employee to determine how much of themselves to share.
After the pandemic forced major changes to recruitment and talent acquisition, the question of what changes were temporary and which are here to stay remains.
By getting involved in organizations that extend beyond your job, you can develop skills and relationships that can help you grow both personally and professionally.
Volunteering can help students gain valuable experience and learn about what workplace environments best suit their needs, which will be helpful when applying for jobs after graduation.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have scheduled the launch of Member Voices, a platform exclusively featuring member-created content with new articles published weekly.
Technology has a place in that future, but whether the tools we use truly promote good or reinforce a damaging status quo depends on the choices we make now.
When working with military-connected students, it is important to keep in mind that while they face many of the same challenges as other students, their path to success can differ.
While many schools have seen fewer students attend both virtual and in-person career fairs, schools must consider other options to foster employer-student relationships.
Searching for a job can itself be a full-time job and could lead to burnout. Giving students permission to rest and recharge can ease the mental burden and lead to future success.
When working with employer partners, career services teams must keep in mind that career centers are not staffing agencies and student needs must come first.
NACE members share their personal thoughts on resume professional summary statements and what information, if any, should be included by students seeking employment after graduation.
Over the last two years, the nature of employment has shifted, and college career services may need to adjust to more closely align with these changes.
Work-based learning opportunities can be great ways for students with disabilities to gain valuable professional experience while preparing for their postgraduation careers.
As students prepare their resumes and practice interviews for internships and postgraduation employment, it is important to remember that failures can be as important as successes.
Increasing salary transparency in general and including information on potential payroll deductions can go a long way towards a more equitable work environment.
April is National Volunteer Month and a great time to reflect on all the positive benefits one can receive through volunteering.
Getting involved in a NACE Affinity Group can be a great opportunity to connect with peers and gain valuable insights.
People may try to rationalize why they “can’t,” but NACE volunteers share their experiences and explain why everyone “can."
When it comes to volunteering, sometimes the opportunity can come unexpectedly, but accepting the offer can be fulfilling both professionally and personally