1. A man reviews KPIs on a data dashboard.
    University of California, Berkeley Career Engagement Creates Data-Visualization Dashboard to Tell Its Stories

    The college winner of the 2024 NACE Technology Excellence Award, University of California, Berkeley Career Engagement used Google Workspace products to create a data-visualization dashboard to tell its story in a low-cost, efficient manner.

  2. Someone scans a QR code at a career fair.
    Key Steps Help Freese and Nichols Strengthen “Earlier and Quicker” Strategy, Increase Hiring

    The employer winner of the 2024 NACE Technology Excellence Award, Freese and Nichols implemented talent acquisition platform Yello and modified its roles and processes related to its on-campus career fair strategy to significantly increase its university hiring.

  3. A group of interns in a brainstorming session.
    Intern Conversion Rate Fell, Fueled by Lower Offer Rate

    The conversion rate for interns fell, fueled by a lower offer rate. The lower rate could reflect lower-than-expected hiring needs or could signal an issue with the intern selection process.

  4. A group of college graduates taking a selfie.
    College Is Worth It: Class of 2024 Says College Prepared Them Well for Their Careers

    Nearly 90% of the college Class of 2024 indicated that their institution prepared them for the next step in their career, according to results of NACE’s 2024 Student Survey.

  5. NACE Award winners: Providence College
    TV Show the Inspiration for Engaging Providence College Major-Selection Program

    The small college winner of the 2024 NACE Award for Career Services Excellence, Providence College’s Chirico Career Center has created and honed an engaging program designed to help students as they consider their majors and explore potential careers.

  6. A person waves an multicolored, inclusive flag.
    For the LGBTQ+ Community, Allyship Requires Action

    Although allyship with the LGBTQ+ community different for everyone, one thing is clear: It requires action.

  7. A group of college students.
    Economic Security Tops Class of 2024 Wish List

    The college Class of 2024 is looking for economic security in a job, according to results of NACE’s annual student survey.

  8. A group of interns work on a project.
    Aligning Internship Programming, Experiences With Competencies a Natural Step for Northwestern Mutual

    Northwestern Mutual shifting the focus of its internship program to development of career readiness competencies seemed like a natural progression since the company was already focusing on themes similar to those identified by NACE’s competencies.

  9. A faculty member speaks to a student.
    Helping Faculty Understand the Impact of the NACE Career Readiness Competencies

    The NACE Career Readiness Competencies can be a valuable tool to help faculty members demonstrate to administrators, students, and parents that what they do creates long-term value for students.

  10. A group of college graduates.
    The Degree Continues to Be an Important Factor in College Recruiting

    While nearly 20% of employers that responded to NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 Spring Update survey have had discussions about removing the college degree as a key requirement for entry-level positions, nearly 80% of respondents expect that there will be no change in the next two years.

  11. A watercolor painting of the US Supreme Court.
    Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Appears to Have No Impact on Employers’ DEI Recruiting Priorities

    Despite the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling overturning affirmative action, the decision appears to be having little to no impact on employers’ DEI recruiting priorities.

  12. An illustration of a group of career services professionals.
    AuthenTECH Leverages Staff to Help Advance Equitable Career Outcomes for Students

    Winner of NACE’s 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Excellence Award for colleges, the Georgia Tech Career Center’s Georgia Tech’s AuthenTECH Partnership initiative leverages staff to provide population-specific resources, expand programming, and cultivate partnerships to advance equitable career outcomes.

  13. A young man speaking with a career services advisor.
    Landmark Helps Students With Autism Develop Skills and Strategies to Achieve Career Goals

    Landmark College, an institution exclusively for students who learn differently including those on the autism spectrum, champions a strengths-based model and gives students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals.

  14. Fehribach Center program interns.
    The Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health Promotes Positive Career Outcomes for Students With Disabilities

    Winner of the 2024 Chevron Innovation Award, the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health empowers Indiana college students with physical disabilities to achieve equitable employment following graduation.

  15. A faculty member speaking to college students after class.
    Collaborating With Faculty for Successful Student Outcomes, Institutional Effectiveness

    Faculty are a key source of career advice for students—with more than nine of out 10 saying students asked them for guidance in the past year, according to a new study conducted by NACE in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges & Universities and the Society for Experiential Education.

  16. A young woman interviewing for an internship.
    Intern Hiring Is Stable for 2024

    Hiring for internships is expected to remain stable this year, according to NACE’s 2024 Internship and Co-op Report. Overall, eight out of 10 employers taking part in NACE’s annual benchmark report expect to maintain (47.2%) or increase (32.2%) the number of interns they bring in for 2023-24 compared to the 2022-23 academic year.

  17. An illustration of a magnifying glass looking at charts and resumes.
    Job Outlook Spring Update: Overall Hiring Dips, But Most Employers Will Maintain or Increase Hiring

    Nearly 83% of employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 Spring Update survey anticipate increasing or maintaining hiring for the Class of 2024. This leaves just 17.4% of respondents planning to decrease hires, but their planned cuts mean overall hiring projections are down 5.8% from last year.

  18. Liberty Mutual interns working together on a project.
    Liberty Mutual Implements Skills-Based Hiring Approach Creating Career Paths For Interns

    Because Liberty Mutual Insurance hires hundreds of interns a year, it equips interns with a wide range of skills and has the skill profile of an intern closely align with its early career roles to prepare interns for potential future full-time roles.

  19. A group of different colored pencils with faces drawn on them.
    Quick Poll: Do NACE Members Feel Like They Belong at Work?

    Belonging at work—feeling that one is valued, accepted, and supported—helps to ensure a healthy, productive, and positive work environment. NACE surveyed its membership to better understand their experiences with belonging in the profession.

  20. A group of college kids looking at their cell phones.
    Spring Hill Starts Early, Meets Students Where They Are to Attain High FDS Knowledge Rate

    For Spring Hill College, the work to attain a high knowledge rate on its first-destination survey begins in the fall.

  21. College students take part in a microcredentialing program.
    CCC’s Microcredentials Tailored to the Realities of Its Student Body

    Cayuga Community College’s career services office launched its microcredentialing program in 2018. Since then, it has been building microcredentials in the non-credit and credit side of the institution, including developing its microcredential program and updating it to an online learning platform.

  22. Illustration of a loose crowd of people coming together to form a forward arrow.
    Strategies for Advancing Pay Equity

    Recent data reveal that systemic barriers continue to limit progress on achieving pay equity for all—yet there are tangible, proven ways that career centers and employers can make an impact.

  23. A group of Visa interns working together on a project..
    Visa Internship Program Built to Promote Conversion

    Visa’s internship program is designed to build full-time conversion and provide an exceptional experience for incoming talent. Phill Haig, Visa’s director of early career programs, says Visa’s target conversion rate has been 70%.

  24. An illustration of a pencil completing a survey.
    Tweaks in FDS Survey Process Lead to High Knowledge Rate at Roanoke

    Despite achieving a knowledge rate of 90.6% on its most recent first-destination survey, the Roanoke College career center is tweaking the survey’s process to improve it.

  25. A group of early talent recruiters.
    Recruiters Make the Difference

    Recruiters who foster a sense of belonging among potential hires have a positive impact on the candidate’s view of the organization.

  26. An illustration of people examining data.
    The Strategies Centre College Uses to Attain a High FDS Response Rate

    Centre College’s three-year average knowledge rate for its first-destination survey (FDS) stands at an impressive 98%. This is especially notable given that the survey wasn’t required for students until 2023.

  27. A group of professional women.
    Gender Pay Gap: Tips for Employers to Ensure Their Salaries Are Equitable

    Consultant Katie Donovan offers tips for employers to eliminate the main causes of pay inequity for women, including that women are underpaid doing the same jobs as men and are underrepresented in leadership roles.

  28. A group of interns.
    Hourly Wages for Interns Have Kept Pace With Inflation

    Hourly wages for interns have kept pace with inflation, signaling the value of these programs to employers.

  29. An intern works with a coworker on a project.
    Factors Contributing to Intern Conversion

    Interns who feel committed to the organization because they were well treated are 7.14 times more likely to accept an offer of full-time employment.

  30. A diverse group of young professionals.
    Preferences for Job/Organization Attributes and Benefits Differ by Race and Gender

    When it comes to the attributes of a job and an organization and the benefits the organization offers, there are some differences in student preferences by race and gender.

  31. An email icon.
    UD Listens to Students’ Wants to Achieve High Email Open Rates

    The University of Dallas career development office listened to student feedback to pivot from texting students career-related information to sending messages via email. The results have been impressive.

  32. A woman programming on a computer.
    Insights for Supporting Women in Computing-Related Internships

    Women remain underrepresented in computer science majors and careers. Two researchers conducted a study to see how women in computing experience and make sense of their internships, and how their internship experiences shape their future career plans.

  33. An illustration of a brain styled like a circuit board.
    UWF’s Career Toolkit, Best Practices Documents Address AI for Students, Career Coaches

    The University of Western Florida CDCE recently launched its AI Career Toolkit to address AI use, challenges, and possibilities by students exploring careers and the career coaches supporting them.

  34. A recruiter interviews a college student.
    Employers Slower to Make Offers, but Students Quicker to Accept Them

    Employers were slower in making offers to their candidates for their full-time positions than they were prior to the pandemic, although students who accepted the offers were quicker to do so.

  35. Young professionals in the office attend a virtual meeting with coworkers who are working remotely.
    Hybrid Work Modality for Entry-Level Hires Matches Student Desires

    Despite calls to “return to the office” from employers and the prevailing media narrative, the hybrid work modality appears here to stay.

  36. A group of college students smile.
    Visa’s Internship Program Values Early Engagement, In-person Interactions

    Visa has found that hiring diverse talent is easier to accomplish the earlier it can engage students and it helps create a network of brand evangelists who are able to advocate for Visa on campus.

  37. Someone analyzes research data from NACE's Winter Salary Survey.
    Projections Point to Salary Increases for Class of 2024 Bachelor’s Grads

    There is good news for the Class of 2024: Salary projections for all reported groups of majors are higher than the projections reported for the Class of 2023

  38. A young student pursues an online degree.
    Employers See Online Degrees as Comparable to In-person Degrees

    NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 survey found that among employers that capture their new hires’ degree modality, 87.4% hired new college graduates with an online degree.

  39. Two HBCU students on campus.
    Communication, Trust the Foundation of Strong Relationships Between HBCUs, Employers

    As HBCUs are a key source of high-quality, diverse talent for employers, there are benefits for both institutions and organizations in developing successful partnerships.

  40. The U.S. Capitol.
    April 2024 Federal Updates: Insights and Priorities

    The latest federal updates will keep NACE members informed on how career services and recruiting are impacted by federal action, what developments can be expected, and opportunities available for them to weigh in.

  41. A group of professionals review some charts.
    Recruiters and Students Have Differing Perceptions of New Grads’ Proficiency in Competencies

    Although new college graduates looking to enter the workforce and employers hiring these graduates agree on which competencies are most important for job candidates to hone, their perception of student proficiency in them differs.

  42. Someone reviews a stack of resumes.
    The Key Attributes Employers Are Looking for on Graduates’ Resumes

    Career services practitioners can help college students attract the attention of employers via their resume by encouraging them to highlight the skills they developed through their education and experiences.

  43. Two women collaborate at a computer.
    Yale OCS Online Career Tool Applies Design-Thinking Principles, Is Open to Anyone

    The Yale Office of Career Strategy enlisted the help of key partners to create an assessment tool that incorporates design-thinking principles and is available to everyone, not just Yale students and alums.

  44. A young woman looks at a series of charts superimposed on a screen.
    Career Services Working Group Addresses AI at Colorado Boulder

    The career services office at Colorado Boulder launched an Artificial Intelligence Working Group to collect information on developments, discuss campus applications of AI, and more.

  45. A mother takes a walk with her child in between attending online classes.
    Online/Hybrid Career Services Provide Much-Needed Flexibility for Caregiving Students

    Caregiving students are more likely to tap into the help the career center can offer than their non-caregiving counterparts, but may be stymied by scheduling conflicts that arise with in-person offerings.

  46. A set of blocks create a bar graph with a graduation cap atop the highest bar.
    FDS: Outcomes Rate for Class of 2022 Bachelor’s Grads Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    After two relatively down years connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, the outcomes rate for Class of 2022 bachelor’s degree graduates returned to pre-pandemic levels.

  47. A student works on a laptop.
    Helping Students Harness the Power of AI to Spend More Time on High-value Career Work

    UCSD’s Rady School Career Management Center is addressing and creating resources around AI to guide students in its effective, safest, and ethical use during the college recruiting process.

  48. Two women work on an engineering project.
    Career Services Has Positive Impact on Outcomes for Women Pursuing STEM Degrees

    A joint research project by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Break Through Tech uncovered the positive impact career services has on outcomes for women in general and for women pursuing tech careers in particular. The research is detailed in “The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers,” which is free to the public.

  49. A smiling group of students.
    Ensuring Students With Disabilities Can Access Your Workplace and Thrive Once There

    To foster a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, employers should expand their DEI efforts to encompass what is increasingly being referred to as DEIA—or diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

  50. A group of young professionals.
    Salaries Expected to Be Stable for Class of 2024 Bachelor’s, Master’s Graduates

    Slightly more than 43% of employers plan to increase starting salaries to Class of 2024 bachelor’s degree graduates, and nearly all remaining employers anticipate keeping salaries at last year’s levels.

  51. A group of college graduates.
    College Educations: If Graduates Had It to Do Over Again, Nearly All Would

    New college graduates embrace the value of higher education, with 91% reporting that, if they had a chance to do it again, they would opt to pursue a college education.

  52. A group of recruiters welcome a new employee.
    Small Dip in Overall Hiring Projections for Class of 2024 Follows Record Job Growth

    The small dip in college hiring revealed by NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 survey is down from the last two years, when the college job market experienced brisk growth that, in 2022, reached record levels.

  53. A person in a wheel chair enters a conference room.
    Tap Into Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Beyond

    As October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, several organization offer resources about disability inclusion for employers and career services offices to use now and throughout the year.

  54. A woman works on a project.
    Employers Confirm Their Belief in Value of Higher Ed

    Employers confirmed their belief in the value of higher education and higher education institutions in NACE’s latest benchmark survey.

  55. Two young professionals work together at a computer.
    McPherson Links Campus Jobs to Career Readiness Competencies

    To make McPherson College students aware of the skills they are developing during their campus jobs, Amy Beckman incorporated career readiness competencies into student job descriptions and supervision.

  56. A recruiter holds up two cards, one reading, "no" and one reading, "yes."
    Authenticity and Its Impact on Offer Acceptances and Reneges

    Mary Scott compared data from 2016 to that from 2022 to gauge students’ assessment that an employer “made it seem as though they were interested in me.” What she found was astonishing.

  57. A person is pictured drawing on a wall.
    UC San Diego Passport Program Helps Students Create Their Own Career and Life Roadmap

    The University of California, San Diego Career Center developed the Triton Career Readiness Passport to help students launch a personal career journey by answering a simple question: Why?

  58. An illustration of college graduates and young professionals navigating around large books, screens and diplomas.
    Engaging Faculty the Key Component to Success of Georgia State’s Career Readiness Initiative

    Getting faculty buy in, having liaisons in different departments, and having the faculty be program champions was the key to the success of Georgia State’s “College to Career” career readiness initiative.

  59. A stack of coins with a graduation cap sitting atop a coin-filled jar at the end.
    Salary Differentials Show Value of Earning a Master’s Degree for Class of 2022 Graduates

    What is the value of earning an advanced degree? In terms of salary, some Class of 2022 majors benefited significantly by earning a master’s degree.

  60. An illustration of two people shaking hands.
    Williams Shifts to Basing Intern Hiring and Development on Career Readiness Competencies

    The Williams Companies evaluates talent for internships based on the NACE Career Readiness Competencies, focusing on the competencies where it has seen gaps in its intern class.

  61. Cappfinity exhibits with EY.
    Cappfinity Partners With EY to Deliver VR Internship Journey That Builds Skills and Confidence

    In 2022, Cappfinity partnered with EY’s UK student recruitment team to deliver an immersive, inclusive, and differentiated approach to early careers recruiting, creating VR for intern attraction and development.

  62. A line graph superimposed upon a growing stack of coins.
    Final Salaries Jumped for Class of 2022 Bachelor’s, Master’s Graduates

    The overall average starting salary for Class of 2022 graduates who earned bachelor’s degree is up 7.4%, climbing to $60,028 from $55,911 for the Class of 2021.

  63. Upward arrows superimposed on a woman who is deep in thought.
    NACE Members Offer Tips on Increasing First-Destination Survey Response Rates

    Career centers looking to increase FDS response rates might want to focus on communicating regularly with students, providing participation incentives, and ensuring the process is convenient for students.

  64. Interns at work at Progressive.
    Progressive’s Intern Hiring Process, Integration Instrumental in Achieving High Conversion Rate

    Last year, Progressive Insurance achieved an intern conversion rate of 91%, far exceeding the overall conversion rate of 57.6% for 2021-22.

  65. Eric Leftwich of PathwayU.
    PathwayU Offers Predictive Algorithm to Go Beyond Traditional Assessments

    Not only does PathwayU offer student assessments, but it also provides guidance based on predictive knowledge that accounts for the user’s sense of purpose and meaning.

  66. Kathleen Powell of William and Mary.
    W&M’s Professional Development Academy Expands to Create Foundations Course, Evolves Into Week-long Event

    While moving to a virtual world and with little experience using virtual tools, William & Mary career center staff connected students and alumni by creating the Professional Development Academy.

  67. A woman examines an uneven stack of coins indicative of the widening gender pay gap.
    What Can Be Done to Shrink the Widening Gender Pay Gap?

    Early data from a forthcoming NACE study indicate that the gender pay gap has widened over the past year, with female graduates now earning just 72 cents to every dollar earned by male graduates, down from around 81 cents.

  68. CSU Fullerton employees pose with their NACE Award.
    CSU Fullerton Program Empowers First-Gen Students to Create Their Own Social Capital

    CSU Fullerton’s “I Am First” program teaches first-generation students how to create social capital through a curriculum that empowers students to cultivate agency in their career search.

  69. Villanova employees accept a NACE Award at NACE23.
    Villanova’s Disability Conference Educates Employers on Recruiting, Inclusion Practices

    The Villanova University Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Conference is a half-day program designed primarily with hiring employers in mind to help them build disability inclusion into internship and entry-level hire experiences.

  70. A group of students work on computers.
    The Class of 2023: Inequity Continues to Underpin Internship Participation and Pay Status

    Data provided by more than 2,300 bachelor’s degree-level graduating seniors who took part in NACE’s 2023 Student Survey demonstrate that systemic inequities continue to exist in internships—not only in terms of who takes part, but also in terms of who gets paid.

  71. A human hand touches fingers with a robot hand.
    Avoiding Potential Legal Pitfalls Associated With AI Use

    Many URR and career services functions are using artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline their processes and enhance their operations. However, there are potential legal risks adopters should consider as they move from dipping their toes into the AI pool to fully diving in.

  72. A group of students work with a career adviser.
    Success of Dominican University Business School’s Career Development Program Leads to Campus-Wide Initiative

    Dominican University, a Hispanic-serving institution with 64% of students identifying as Latinx and located just outside of Chicago, launched its successful career development program in its Brennan School of Business in fall 2017.

  73. A student works are her computer.
    The Class of 2023: Career Preparation, Plans, and Expectations

    As we head into the warm days of the summer, the Class of 2023 is getting ready to make their mark on their first career destinations. They are starting careers in a world that is trying to emerge from a global pandemic but one that continues to grapple with social justice and equity.

  74. A woman and a holographic representation of a network around the globe.
    Creating an Interactive Visualization of the Scope of Jobs, Hope College’s Alumni

    In 2021, Hope College’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career partnered with several computer science majors to develop a custom, interactive application for the college’s students and visitors to see a visual representation of the locations of Hope alumni around the world and their jobs. It also shows current job and internship openings in a given city.

  75. A group of students and faculty.
    CUNY SPS Aligns General Education, Liberal Studies Curricula With Career Competencies

    CUNY SPS recognized that certain curricula could better communicate to students how their courses address career competencies and the significance of the competencies in achieving career success.

  76. A group of recruiters with their hands together.

    Some of the rewarding aspects of being a URR professional include changing people’s lives and providing a seat at the table for many who may not have been historically represented.

  77. A row of block with icons on them.

    BYU works to help students understand that they have these transferable skills and competencies that can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of situations.

  78. A group of interns in a meeting.

    Mohawk Industries believes it has a responsibility to do what it can to support the transition of students to the workplace, which is just one of the reasons its ASPIRE program is so important.

  79. A young woman on a job interview.
    Employers' Hiring Projections for Class of 2023 Up 3.9%, but Down From Fall

    Projections in the Job Outlook 2023 Spring Update show that employers are planning to hire 3.9% more graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022.

  80. An illustration of the concept of artificial intelligence.
    ChatGPT Answers Questions About Its Role in Recruiting and Hiring

    In a unique interview with ChatGPT, NACE asks the AI language model how it feels about its use as a tool in the job search, career readiness, and talent acquisition; the ethics of its use; and more.

  81. Two people shaking hands.
    Look Around, Lean In, and Level Up: Creating Strong Partnerships With HBCUs and PBIs

    What are some key considerations and steps for employers to take to create long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with HBCUs and PBIs?

  82. A group of students work together on a project.
    Embedding Competencies Helps Ensure Students Develop Skills to Achieve Desired Career Outcomes

    To prepare students for their transition to the workforce, career centers have to account for the standards of professionalism shifting over the past several years.

  83. A group of recruiters welcome a group of interns to the office.
    Intern Hiring Up More Than 9% for 2022-23 Academic Year

    This gain underscores the value employers place on their internship programs and their commitment to them.

  84. 2023 NACE Award for Technology Excellence Winners

    Members of the NACE Community recently offered some suggestions to their colleagues for books to add to their summer reading lists.

  85. group of women posing for a picture

    The large-employer winner of the 2023 NACE Award for Recruiting Excellence, DISH’s “Recruit Once, Hire Twice” college recruiting process brings in top interns and works to convert them into full-time hires.

  86. Silhouettes of a man and a woman on unequal ground.

    Signed into law in 1963, the Equal Pay Act prohibits pay discrimination based on sex. However, 60 years since the passage of the law, women continue to experience a pay gap, relative to men.

  87. A composite image of people silhouettes and a network.

    Among the key information recruiters need to know to successfully navigate their careers is to stay informed and value relationships.

  88. A group of diverse women.

    Slightly more than 85% of employers reported having formal diversity recruiting goals, according to NACE’s 2022 Recruiting Benchmarks Report, but how effective are these efforts?

  89. A group of professionals evaluate their organization's equity efforts.

    Research conducted by NACE and The Center for the Study of HBCUs underscores how important it is for companies to conduct audits to assess gaps and inequities in their recruiting efforts.

  90. A bar chart superimposed on a photo of a stack of coins.
    Differential in Starting Salaries Between Bachelor’s and Master’s Grads Is Diminishing

    What is the advantage of obtaining a master’s degree? In terms of average starting salary, that advantage has been declining in recent years.

  91. An intern working at his internship.
    Alumni Gift Will Grow W&M Funding for Unpaid, Underpaid Internships

    A new $1 million gift supporting career development at William & Mary will triple the number of students annually who can receive university funding for unpaid and underpaid internships.

  92. An image of a line chart moving upwards.

    All reported categories of majors at the master’s degree level show projected increases for the Class of 2023.

  93. Two career services professionals have a conversation.
    Equity, Access Keys to Forging Partnerships Across Campus for New UT Austin Career Center

    The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is a public Research 1 university with 52,000 students and 18 colleges and schools, including medical and law schools. Like many large universities, UT Austin has a highly distributed model of 15 career centers within schools, and each area operates independently.

  94. An illustration of a map of the USA combined with a flurry of ballots.
    The Midterms, New Congress, and What It Means for Higher Ed and the Workforce

    The 2022 midterm elections brought many surprises. While we still don’t know all the winners and losers, we do know who the key decision-makers will be and what we expect their priorities to be related to higher education and the workforce.

  95. A recruiter interviews a job candidate.

    The amount of time for students participating in a job interview to receiving an offer has increased over the past several years, but the time they take to accept the offer dropped in 2022.

  96. A group of people places all of their hands on top of one another.
    The Importance of Belonging: How to Create and Find It in the Workplace

    Chelsea C. Williams, founder and CEO of Reimagine Talent Co., defines “belonging” as a feeling that people have when they are seen, valued, protected, and respected. “While, ultimately, individuals determine and define their sense of belonging, I do believe there are steps we can take to build for belonging,” Williams adds.

  97. Silhouettes of people superimposed on a collage of buildings in the background.
    Alignment Shift Gives LaGuardia Career Services Access to More Resources, Industry Partnerships

    During the pandemic in 2020, LaGuardia Community College—a public community college that is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system—inaugurated a new president, who is an advocate for workforce development as well as for internships. In addition, the chancellor for CUNY established career services as one of his priorities.

  98. Two business professionals shake hands.
    As Their Focus on GPA Fades, Employers Seek Key Skills on College Grads’ Resumes

    Career services practitioners can help college students attract the attention of employers via their resume by encouraging them to highlight the skills they developed—such as problem-solving and teamwork skills—through their various experiences, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report.

  99. A group of college students sit together.
    Skills-based Hiring and Networking Encourages Nontraditional Candidates to Apply for Jobs

    When employers consider skills and practice skills-based hiring and skills-based networking, they bring in a more diverse slate of candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, says Asha Aravindakshan.

  100. A career services professional works with a student and Tougaloo.
    Grant From UNCF the Catalyst for Elevation of Career Services at Tougaloo

    A grant from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) helped to move career services to a position of more prominence at Tougaloo College and embed career readiness in the school’s curriculum.

  101. A graduation hat sits stop a resume.
    2021 College Graduates Saw Outcomes Rate Improve From Class of 2020

    The unusual and uncertain times experienced by the college Class of 2021 in its final year was reflected in its outcomes, which improved from last year, but remained down from pre-pandemic levels, according to NACE’s First Destinations for the College Class of 2021 report.

  102. Two Saxby's employees at work.

    Through its Experiential Learning Platform™, Saxbys builds individualized academic partnerships to open cafes that provide exceptional paid experiential learning opportunities for students.

  103. A group of recruiters discuss the latest NACE research.
    Employers Project 14.7% Increase in Hiring for Class of 2023 College Graduates

    Employers plan to hire 14.7% more new college graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report.

  104. The Career Services center at Michigan State University holds a meeting.
    New Division at Michigan State Adds Research Component to Career Services

    Career services at Michigan State University (MSU) is a centralized/hybrid organization of offices and is well-known for its Career Services Network, which is composed of career services professionals strategically located in central and college-based offices.

  105. A group of recruiters review a list of what students are looking for in a job.
    What Students Want in a Job: Security, Skill Development, Friendly Coworkers, and Good Benefits

    Job security tops the list of attributes new college graduates say are important in a job. The ability to develop job-specific and soft skills, friendly coworkers, and a good benefits package round out the top five, with the top four all coming within two percentage points of each other according to results of NACE’s 2022 Student Survey.

  106. A scene from an internship fair.

    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering Job & Internship Fair Tours were created to engage more first- and second-year students in job fairs and to reduce barriers to attendance.

  107. Employers conduct an in-person interview.
    Employers Committed to In-person Recruiting, but Virtual Remains Part of Employer, College Strategies

    Employers are strongly committed to in-person college recruiting activities this fall as they are largely unencumbered by travel restrictions that organizations imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of NACE’s Quick Poll on Fall Recruiting and Career Services.

  108. Paper cutouts of people in different colors.
    Embracing Intersectionality Involves Making Personal Connections to See Value in Each Employee

    Diversity and inclusion have traditionally been about race and about sex, but we are all so much more than just what is visible, explains author, speaker, and social impact adviser Michele Sullivan.

  109. An illustration of a college student.
    Shift to Advancement Allows W&M Career Center to Support Students and Alumni in New Ways

    William & Mary (W&M) has recently undergone a shift that has elevated career services, alumni engagement, internships, and applied learning at the highly selective, Research 2, public, residential research university.

  110. A woman stands in front of a room of people to discuss inclusivity.
    Training, Intentionality, Accountability Key Elements of Building Inclusive Work Culture

    There are key steps that employers and colleges can take to ensure that their culture is inclusive, such as providing training, planning intentionally, and holding employees accountable, says MarTeze Hammonds, Ed.D.

  111. A composite illustration of hands creating a network.
    UB Social Impact Fellows Program Taps Into Student Innovation to Solve Community Problems

    A University at Buffalo program uses project-based internships with local nonprofits to promote collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and the value of social innovation among graduate students.

  112. A composite image of a person's silhouette and an abstract network.
    Addressing the Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in Young Professionals

    College graduates in their early professional careers report significant mental health issues and view their jobs as a contributing factor. How can employers and colleges provide support?

  113. An illustration of people holding on to a line graph.
    Preliminary Poll Results Highlight Resolve in College Recruiting Despite Potential Impact of Recession, Surge in Viruses

    Based on their forward-looking staffing plans for the upcoming year, it appears employers are expecting similar or higher levels of recruiting activity this year, according to preliminary results of NACE’s Summer 2022 Quick Poll on Fall Recruiting and Career Services.

  114. Two wooden people figurines with graduation caps on a desk top.
    University of Redlands’ Career Faculty Fellows Program Embeds Career Into Curriculum

    The University of Redlands’ Career Faculty Fellows Program was launched in 2019 to help the institution scale career services and embed career preparedness more intentionally into the curriculum.

  115. Recruiters shake the hand of a job candidate.
    As Offer Rate Climbed, Acceptance and Early Retention Rates Fell

    The percent of interviews resulting in a job offer has climbed to its highest level of the past five years, but acceptances and retention rates for the first three years of employment fell.

  116. A group of interns work on a project at a PC.
    Keeping Momentum Going by Converting Interns From Historically Marginalized Groups

    Beyond ensuring diversity in the composition of their intern cohort, employers’ ability to convert their interns into full-time hires is a critical component to diversifying their workforce.

  117. A group of college students sitting in a row.
    Better Together: How Industry and Academia Can Co-Support Students’ Career Readiness

    When it comes to the development of college students’ career readiness, industry should be complementary to and support career services professionals and faculty, explain Liz Moran and Lynn Letukas of SAS.

  118. A group of coworkers in a meeting.
    Liberty Mutual’s Centralized DEI Team Provides Alignment, Clarity, and Operating Rhythm

    Liberty Mutual takes a very targeted approach to the sources of talent they try to attract, engage, and hire. This extends far beyond a traditional target school list.

  119. A composite illustration of people figurines on top of books.
    NYU’s Wasserman Center Integrates Wellness and Career Readiness in First-year Course

    Skill development and early engagement are key priorities of New York University’s (NYU’s) Wasserman Center for Career Development. It addressed both of these priorities by developing a program that embedded career readiness competencies in a course for first-year students.

  120. People silhouettes superimposed over a source of light.
    Wake Forest Competency Model Helps Alumni Navigate Early Years of Work and Life

    There has been a shift in the requirements of the labor market. Twenty-first century careers demand executive-functioning mindsets and tactical and relational skills, says Allison McWilliams, Ph.D.

  121. A Gen-Zer stands in front of a wall of sticky notes.
    Gen Z: Entrepreneurship, Passion, Self-Branding and the Shift to Personalized Work

    In terms of their career interests and goals, members of Generation Z have an increased appetite for and awareness of entrepreneurship.

  122. An employee works on a computer.
    Understanding Experiences Informs Recommendations for Working With, Recruiting LGBTQ+ Students

    NACE Brief: Understanding the Experiences and Attitudes of LGBTQ+ Students is free to NACE members. There are important—and troublesome—differences in pay, sense of belonging, and job offers that LGBTQ+ students experience during internships that impact their experience in the job search and employment, according to NACE’s newly released brief titled Understanding the Experiences and Attitudes of LGBTQ+ Students.

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    NACE provided a range of articles and resources around DEI-related topics throughout FY22.

  124. An employee at IBM works with an intern.
    IBM Accelerate Reinvents Virtual Learning Opportunities for Underrepresented College Students

    After witnessing the impact that the pandemic had on early undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the tech industry, IBM scaled up its early talent ID program.

  125. A close up of a survey questionnaire.
    Survey Finds That Personal Experiences With Inequality, Health Help Shape Gen Z Career Choices

    Personal experience is a factor for how Gen Z high school and college students determine the industries they want to work in and the organizations they prefer to work for, according to results of the 2022 Career Interest Survey conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

  126. Vanguard Shifts From Giveaways to Charitable Giving During Career Fairs

    Several years ago, Vanguard did away with giving out swag at career fairs. Instead, as part of the sign-in process at its table, Vanguard allows students the option to choose between three charitable organizations for the company to make a donation to on the student’s behalf.

  127. An employer works with a group of interns.
    Employers Cite Internships as Recruiting Strategy With Highest ROI; Strongly Prefer In-person Career Fairs

    Employers overwhelmingly believe hosting internships is the recruiting strategy that yields the highest return on investment leading to entry-level hires.

  128. A young professional onboards with her new team remotely on a laptop.
    Virtual Onboarding Program Sets Protiviti’s Interns on Course for Success

    Protiviti has long felt that setting up its interns for success from the moment they first power on their laptop during the summer session is integral. When Protiviti switched to a virtual onboarding model for its interns in 2020, it realized there was more that could be accomplished in the virtual setting with intentional planning.

  129. A stack of people figurines standing on piles of coins.
    Hampered by the Pandemic, Salaries Up Only Slightly for Class of 2021

    The overall average salary for Class of 2021 graduates is $55,911, which is only 1.2% higher than that for the Class of 2020 ($55,260). The fact that the increase in starting salary is small may simply be a case of timing as the Class of 2021 was still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the job market.

  130. An illustration of the concept of technology and networking overlaid on top of a photo of someone using a tablet.
    University at Buffalo Creates Positions to Address Technology in Career Services

    The University at Buffalo’s Career Design Center has put an emphasis on maximizing available technology tools that can improve operations and better meet the needs of students and employers.

  131. A group of interns works together on a project.
    Key Steps for Boosting Diversity Hiring of Interns

    There were gender and race disparities within the compositions of the 2020-21 intern cohort as the majority of students who take part in internships are men and identify as white, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey.

  132. A woman uses a microscope.
    Workday Program Promotes Careers in Tech Fields to Women

    Launched in 2018 with a flagship two-day immersive conference, Workday’s “Future Females in Tech Engagement Program” helps women to build career confidence and make the connections they need to get started in the tech industry.

  133. A group of people meet virtually.
    UC Berkeley Career Summit Connects Transfer Students, Employers

    The UC Berkeley Career Center’s annual transfer student career summit is a five-hour virtual event that was created to help connect transfer students, who are often overwhelmed when navigating career opportunities, and employers that are not aware of the value transfer students can bring to organizations.

  134. A career services professional takes the First-Destination Survey.
    More than 80% of Career Centers Conduct First-Destination Surveys

    More than 80% of schools conducted first-destination surveys in 2021-22, according to NACE’s 2021-22 Career Services Benchmarks Survey Report.

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    As Employer Recruiting Budgets Grew in 2022, Their Overall Staffing Numbers Fell

    The average number of full-time URR staff members that organizations employ decreased to 13.5 from 14.3 last year.

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    Average Hourly Wages for 2020-21 Interns, Co-ops Identical at $20.82

    The average hourly wage for 2020-21 bachelor’s level interns and co-ops was identical at $20.82, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

  137. A group of students discuss recruiting efforts at M&T Bank.
    M&T Bank’s Talent Acquisition Ambassadors Strategic Part of College Recruiting Efforts

    The M&T Bank talent acquisition unit’s partnerships with employee resource groups (ERGs) has yielded a range of benefits, such as helping to identify internal talent, providing training opportunities, improving engagement across the organization, and boosting retention.

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    The Average Number of Recruiters Per Recruiting Department

    On average, there were 8.5 full-time recruiters per recruiting department within organizations replying to NACE’s 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.

  139. Idaho Program Develops Interns, Promotes Careers in Career Services and Higher Ed

    University of Idaho Career Services created the “Career Services Internship Certificate Program” approximately five years ago to give undergraduate interns the knowledge, skills, and abilities to transition to the professional workforce.

  140. A recruiter reviews applications on a laptop.
    Use of GPA to Screen Candidates Continues Fall, Drops Nearly 3% This Year

    The percentage of employers that use GPA screening as a method of choosing job candidates continues to fall as it has dipped nearly 3% since the fall, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update.

  141. A compilation of students texting on their phones.
    Texts, Tailored Information Keys to Attaining High FDS Knowledge Rate at Davidson

    In recent years, the overall knowledge rate of Davidson College’s first-destination survey (FDS) has been near or above 90%. Davidson has found several steps—such as getting an early start, using texts, and providing tailored information—to be helpful in attaining and maintaining a high FDS knowledge rate.

  142. An intern spends some time working remotely.
    Hybrid Model Is Employers’ Favored Modality for Internships

    Regardless of how employers ran their programs in summer 2021, the hybrid model is their favored modality for their 2021-22 internships, according to NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

  143. A group of interns meets a group of supervisors.
    Intern Hiring Projection Jumps 22.6%, Co-op Hiring Makes Small Gain

    Employers expect to boost their intern hiring by 22.6% for the 2021-22 academic year, while their hiring of co-ops is up 1.1% this year, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    Computer Sciences, Engineering Top-Paid Categories for Class of 2021 Master’s Grads

    The top-paid categories for Class of 2021 master’s degree graduates were computer sciences and engineering, according to results of NACE’s Summer 2022 Salary Survey, which is the final salary report for the Class of 2021. (See Figure 1.)

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    How to Conduct Virtual Speed Interviews

    “Speed interviewing gives students strong, real-world practice on their interviewing skills in a low-pressure environment,” says Susan Proctor, who is the employer development manager in the career center.

  146. A student takes part in a virtual escape room with his university's career services department.
    Creating a Virtual Escape Room to Make Career Development Fun

    While looking to use gamification to create a fun and interactive career development program for her students, Merry Olson hit on an idea that has created much interest among career services practitioners.

  147. A friendly coworker helps a company intern.
    Intern Satisfaction the Key to Conversion

    Intern conversion is a business imperative at all times, but especially in the current job market, when many organizations respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by shrinking programs and budgets.

  148. A non-traditional student takes advantage of a new resources at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
    New Resource Helps Community Colleges Redesign Onboarding

    The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University recently published a new practitioner packet that provides guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices.

  149. A student takes part in a virtual career fair.
    Best Practices for Virtual Career Fairs

    Career fairs are part of the lifeblood of career services programs—and important events for students and potential employers. Many career centers are thinking of moving their career fairs online in the fall.

  150. A young professional woman works remotely during a virtual internship.
    Challenges to Account for With Virtual Internships

    While virtual internships are essential in the current work environment, it is important to recognize that many benefits of a traditional internship are lost when internships are done online, says Matthew Hora.

  151. A group of college graduates in 2020.
    Outreach to Target Students Who Indicate “Still Seeking” on FDS Survey

    Yale University’s Office of Career Strategy is undertaking an aggressive personal outreach effort to graduating students who indicate they are “still seeking” on the university’s first-destination survey.

  152. A recruiter touches base virtually with an intern during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Top Perks for Interns Can Be Adapted for Virtual Workplace

    The employers that could best weather the coronavirus pandemic in terms of their college recruiting programs will find ways to adapt to current conditions and still deliver on the aspects of their programs that are most important to college students.

  153. A career services professional works remotely to provide guidance to a student.
    Tips for Providing Career Services Remotely

    In this time of disruption and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when many career services practitioners are working from home, it is crucial for them to stay connected, says Tammy Spenziero, who is in a unique position to offer guidance on working remotely.

  154. A campus champion smiles.
    Setting Up a Campus Champion Model

    An employer looking to set up a “campus champion” program as an element in its campus recruiting efforts turned to colleagues in the NACE Community for ideas on staffing, the responsibilities and expectations of the program, and the guidelines for campus engagement.

  155. A university relations recruiter gives a business presentation about calculating and using an interview-per-hire average.
    Calculating and Using an Interviews-Per-Hire Average

    Interviews-per-hire average (IPHA) is the average number of interviews conducted with each college hire. IPHA is a deeper analysis to determine the variation of recruiting processes across positions or sourcing channels.

  156. Students on campus walk to a career fair that they heard about via social media.
    Ideas for Attracting Students, Employers to Spring Career Fairs

    How do you get more students to attend your career fairs? Career services staff often brainstorm new ways to get more students in the door—and NACE members are sharing their latest ideas.

  157. An employer discusses career readiness with an intern.
    Employers Play Key Role in Career Readiness, Competency Development

    Employers play an important role in ensuring that college students are career ready and in developing the competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for this transition. “It’s a role that requires employer engagement with both students and college leadership,” explains Glen Fowler, a past president of NACE and, until his recent retirement, the recruiting and training manager for the California State Auditor’s office.

  158. Interns undergo orientation.
    Tips for Your Intern Orientation

    Position your internship program for success by ensuring your intern orientation provides a strong start for your interns. They will be able to make meaningful contributions to your organization, and your organization will establish goodwill with interns from the outset, putting you one step closer to conversion.

  159. Illustrations of data and charts superimposed on the back of a man's head.
    Ethical Considerations for Using AI in College Recruiting

    Two critical factors for limiting bias in AI systems are building diverse AI teams and implementing an enterprise-wide trustworthy AI framework.

  160. A career services professional works with a student.
    Career Centers Continue to Shift Away From Student Affairs

    Over the past 10 years, there has been a clear shift away from housing the career center in student affairs.

  161. Two professionals work together.
    Most New College Hires Will Work In Person or Hybrid

    Most entry-level hires will start their careers in the office—at least for part of the time—according to results of NACE’s 2023 Job Outlook Spring Update Survey.

  162. A former intern keeps in touch with his new employer.
    Keeping in Touch With Interns Who Have Accepted Your Job Offer

    NACE Community members share ideas for keeping interns who have accepted their job offers interested and excited until the first day of employment.

  163. An internship on the job.
    Allowing Students to Use Jobs as Internships

    Can a current job also count as an internship? Several members of the NACE Community weigh in with their views.

  164. A college campus.
    Trends Continue for Career Services’ Location, Reporting Structure

    Career centers are being housed less frequently in student affairs, more frequently in other divisions, and increasingly in various parts of the institution.

  165. An illustration of silhouettes of people with low battery icons above their heads.
    Majority of NACE Members Report Work-Related Burnout

    Among respondents to a recent NACE quick poll, more than half of the association’s employer members and more than two-thirds of its college members reported experiencing burnout.

  166. A recruiter walks to a career fair
    Prevalence, Popularity of Career Fairs Remains Steady

    Career fairs are one of the most frequently provided services by college career centers, as 91.7 percent reported hosting at least one career fair in 2017-18.

  167. Two students stand together
    Tips for Helping Students Perfect Their Elevator Pitches

    Career services practitioners offer ideas for approaches that add form, function, or fun to helping students perfect their elevator pitches.

  168. A college student interns in her career services office
    Tasks for Student Workers in Career Services

    What tasks do your work-study students do? Career services professionals noted their student workers create content, conduct employer outreach, and more.

  169. A career center on a college campus is pictured
    Renaming the Career Center

    The career center’s name should reflect the services it offers to students, and help them identify it as a career development and job-search resource.

  170. A group of students market themselves at a reverse career fair
    Career Fair Succeeds by Turning the Tables on Tradition

    The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee flipped the tables on the traditional career fair concept and held its first reverse career fair with much success.

  171. An illustration of people silhouettes and data symbols.
    NACE Quick Poll: Employers Cautious About Using AI in Recruiting Efforts

    Uncertainty surrounds the use of artificial intelligence among university relations and recruiting professionals and, to a lesser extent, among career services practitioners.

  172. man and a woman working together on a laptop
    Toolkits Provide Key Information to Interns, Managers

    Ellucian’s internship toolkits are intended to enhance the employee experience, while providing interns and their managers with key information and resources.

  173. A woman works at a laptop during a business meeting.
    Practices for Successfully Recruiting, Developing Students From HBCUs, PBIs

    There are several research-based practices employers can implement to achieve greater success in recruiting and developing interns from HBCUs and PBIs.

  174. intern posing with arms crossed
    What Employers Give Interns to Remember Their Experiences

    What, if anything, do you give your interns to welcome them to their internship or help them remember their intern experience?

  175. A woman enters data for a survey on her cellphone.
    Using FDS to Benefit Your School and Demonstrate Value of Higher Ed

    Schools that conduct an annual FDS to capture information on how their new college graduates fare following graduation can benefit their own institutions and demonstrate the value of higher education.

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    Creating an Intern Evaluation Template for Wide Use

    The University of Washington created an intern performance evaluation template that it shares with employers, and on and beyond campus.

  177. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is the winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award for its First Generation Career Connection Night as part of its First Generation Student Success Campaign.
    IUPUI Campaign Supports, Empowers First-generation Students in Career Readiness

    Winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award, the IUPUI First Generation Career Connection Night connects first-generation students to employers to build their social capital.

  178. group of interns posing for the camera
    Getting the Most Out of Intern Surveys

    NACE offers suggestions for getting the most out of your organization’s intern surveys.

  179. woman smiling across the table from interviewer
    Preparing Students for, Setting Up Mock Interviews

    How can your career center help students to prepare for their mock interviews and set up the mock interviews to maximize the experience?

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    Offer to Acceptance: How Much Time Do You Give Interns?

    How long do employers give interns to decide whether to accept an offer of a full-time position? Employers want to give soon-to-be graduates plenty of time to make their decision.

  181. animated hands holding up resumes
    Should Students Add a Photo to Their Resume?

    Career services professionals urge students to include a professional picture with their LinkedIn profile, but what about on their resumes?

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    Recruitment Toolkit Worksheet

    Use the Recruitment Toolkit Worksheet, provided courtesy of Jeff Brzozowski, The Travelers Companies, and Suzanne Helbig, University of California – Irvine, to identify areas of opportunity to leverage career services more effectively to improve recruiting outcomes.

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    Key Factors to Consider When Setting Intern Salaries

    "When setting intern salaries, factors such as students’ major, functional area, degree, and year of study are important considerations.

  184. group of coworkers posing for a picture around a large table at the office
    Integrating Career Services and Alumni Relations

    Richmond merged career services and alumni services to elevate career services, provide additional resources for students, and more deeply engage alumni.

  185. group of students walking away from the camera
    Is There a Best Day, Best Time for Career Fairs?

    When it comes to maximizing job fair attendance, there’s bit of quick advice from the NACE Community: Don’t hold job fairs on Friday.

  186. counselor working with a student
    Primary Focus: Career Coaching vs. Career Counseling

    Coaching is the primary focus regarding the career development of students and the professional development among career services staff.

  187. group of men and women sitting around a large table conversing
    The Key Skills Employers Develop in Their Interns

    The key competencies employers want in the students they hire for internships are also among the skills employers help their interns to develop.

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    Competencies Employers Seek in Internship/Co-Op Hires

    When it comes to selecting students for their internship and co-op programs, employers have a set of five competencies that are “must haves.

  189. man sitting in front of a laptop thinking
    Grants Make Internships Accessible to Low-Income Students

    Through a grant program, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is making internships accessible to low-income students.

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    Paid Interns/Co-ops See Greater Offer Rates and Salary Offers Than Their Unpaid Classmates

    Students who took paid internships or co-ops were more likely to receive an offer of full-time employment and a higher salary offer from their employers than were students who took unpaid internships or co-ops, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey.

  191. A young adult takes a gap year.
    Alternative Names for a “Gap Year”

    What do you call a “gap year” if you want to demonstrate a special transition period in education?

  192. A young professional decides whether or not to include religion on his resume.
    Including Religion on a Resume

    What advice would you offer to a student who wants to include religious information on his or her resume?

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    The Difference a Master’s Degree Can Have on Starting Salary

    In terms of a college graduate’s starting salary, earning a master’s degree can make a substantial difference.

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    Top-Paid Class of 2017 Engineering Bachelor’s, Master’s Grads

    What are the projected top-paid Class of 2017 engineering majors? Chemical engineers at the bachelor’s level and software engineers among master’s graduates.

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    INROADS’ Program Extends Reach of Diversity Recruiting Programs

    INROADS has co-developed a program to help organizations recruit students at a greater number of HBCUs across the United States for paid internships.

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    16 Actions for Shifting Culture to Support Black Employees

    There are specific actions that institutions and organizations can take to ensure that they create a culture that supports the personal and professional growth of Black individuals.

  197. two people
    We Stand Together: Moving Ahead With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    During a recent NACE Town Hall, panel members shared experiences and offered ideas for moving ahead with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  198. An MIS student smiles.
    MIS Projected To Be Top-Paid Business Major

    Management information systems majors are projected to have the highest starting salary among Class of 2020 business graduates earning bachelor’s degrees.

  199. A group of STEM students work together on a project.
    Starting Salary Projections for Top-Earning Degrees Level

    While engineering, computer science, and math and sciences degrees continue to be the highest earning bachelor’s degrees, the individual average projections for these degrees appear to have leveled.

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    The Importance of Language in Supporting DEI Efforts

    Language is a key element of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and can help or hinder efforts in this area.

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    Providing Support to “Onlies” in the Workplace and Remotely

    There are several key steps that organizations can take to best support “onlies” and provide a healthy space for them to excel at work.

  202. people sitting at a table
    The Benefits of Creating an Inclusive Work Culture

    An inclusive work culture mirrors the community the organization serves and yields many benefits for both the organization and its employees.

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    Reaping the Benefits of Doing D&I Right

    Expert and author Tony Byers cites research confirming that there are substantial benefits associated with having a diverse and inclusive workplace.

  204. four people sitting
    Creating a Culture of Understanding for the LGBTQ+ Community

    Initiative provides support and creates a culture of understanding for what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community at a Catholic university.

  205. person looking at a laptop
    Supporting Students With Disabilities in Their Job Searches

    Collaboration among campus offices is a critical aspect in supporting students with disabilities during their search for employment.

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    Developing Interns in Areas Critical to Their Careers

    Providing impactful professional development opportunities for interns can have positive implications for organizations.

  207. two people sitting at a table
    Students: Internships Positively Impact Competencies

    Students feel that their experiential education assignments have a positive impact on their career readiness competencies.

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    College’s Career Curriculum Based on Competency Development

    LIM College has a unique career education structure that is based on the NACE Competencies and that will allow the college to conduct longitudinal research.

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    The Four Career Competencies Employers Value Most

    Employers have consistently identified the four career readiness competencies that they find essential in their new college hires.

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    When it comes to rating the “career readiness” of college graduates, there are differences in perception between students and employers.

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    Employers Rate Career Competencies, New Hire Proficiency

    While employers rate critical thinking/problem solving as the most essential competency for new hires, they rate their hires more proficient in other areas.

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    Employers Identify Four “Must Have” Career Readiness Competencies for College Graduates

    When asked to rate the career readiness competencies of college graduates in terms of “essential need,” employers view four as vital, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update.

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    Employers: Verbal Communication Most Important Candidate Skill

    When asked to assess candidate skills/qualities, employers rated verbal communications skills the most important, according to NACE' s Job Outlook 2016 report.

  214. A neurodiverse employee works with a mentor.
    Considerations for Starting a Neurodiverse Hiring Program

    Key aspects of building an effective neurodiverse hiring program are having a sustained supply of candidates and getting buy in from within.

  215. A group of students on their mobile devices.
    Gearing Your Organization’s Website to Attract Candidates

    There is a disconnect between students’ use of employer websites and their perception of the usefulness of those sites. Here’s why and how to fix it.

  216. Students attend an online career course.
    Offering a One-Credit Career Course? Here’s How Your Colleagues Do It

    How do career services offices handle their for-credit career courses? NACE members share their approaches.

  217. Students walk together to their career center on campus.
    Paid Internships More Likely for Those Who Visit the Career Center

    The likelihood of students becoming paid interns increases if they went to the career center for internship assistance.

  218. One yellow chair stands out among a group of blue chairs.
    The Effect Discrimination, Microaggressions Can Have on People of Color

    Not only can workplace discrimination and microaggressions have a negative impact on people of color in their careers, it can affect their mental health.

  219. An illustration of hands and people connecting on different mobile devices.
    Stony Brook Center Provides Support for Employers Operating in the Virtual World

    The Stony Brook Center for Remote Internships & Experiential Learning provides practical resources for employers operating remotely during the pandemic and beyond.

  220. A college student takes on some summer reading.
    A Career Services Professional’s Summer Reading List

    Members of the NACE Community recently offered some suggestions to their colleagues for books to add to their summer reading lists.

  221. A group of career services professionals.
    Career Services Staff Salaries Begin to Separate at Management Level

    There is very little differentiation in the average salaries for each of the career services positions until one gets to the management level.

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    URR Functions in Transportation Industry Hit Particularly Hard by Pandemic

    Throughout the spring, the URR functions of employers in the transportation industry were particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

  223. An empty office.
    UNLV College of Engineering Plans for Reopening Based on Committee Guidelines

    The reopening plan developed by the UNLV College of Engineering aims to minimize direct contact for services that can be effectively delivered online.

  224. The abstract concept of digital networking.
    PwC Preparing Interns for Its New Virtual World

    PwC is providing its more than 3,600 summer interns with an experience that is preparing them for the new virtual world.

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    Future-Proofing Your Organization’s Talent Pipeline

    Following the Great Recession a little more than a decade ago, many organizations learned a costly, yet valuable, lesson.

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    Racial Disproportionalities Exist in Terms of Intern Representation

    NACE research shows that disproportionalities exist in terms of race/ethnicity and representation by internship attainment and pay type.

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    Addressing Challenges Students With Hearing Loss May Face During Pandemic

    Students with hearing loss may face challenges associated with communication that may be exacerbated during this pandemic, with requirements for wearing masks and physically distancing.

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    How Will Your Office Handle Drop-in Career Advising?

    Career services staff share their plans and ideas for how they might handle drop-ins in an in-person or virtual environment this fall.

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    More Strategies for Maintaining a Talent Pipeline

    Companies that currently do not have jobs or internships should try to provide students with learning engagement support or development, and strive to make connections with them.

  230. A female intern at a table of mostly men.
    Women Are Underrepresented Among Paid Interns

    NACE research shows that women are overrepresented among unpaid interns and underrepresented among paid interns.

  231. A male student communicates in sign language with a potential employer.
    Swinburne Initiative Provides Inclusive Experience for Students With Disabilities

    Swinburne University created the AccessAbility Careers Hub, which provides targeted career education for students with disabilities.

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    Are Contests and Hackathons Considered Experiential Learning?

    How do career centers handle alternative experiential learning experiences such as contests and hackathons that may not fall into a college’s or university’s internship bucket?

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    OFCCP Starts Scheduling VEVRAA-Focused Reviews

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has started scheduling Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act-focused reviews.

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    Emerging Trends Could Threaten Equitable Outcomes for Marginalized Students

    Matthew Cowley warns that any trend that emerges that is considered to be a best practice could potentially threaten equitable outcomes for marginalized students.

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    First-Generation Students Underrepresented in Internships

    First-generation college students are overrepresented among “never interns” and underrepresented among paid interns.

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    Alliance Shifts Reverse Career Fair to Virtual Space

    Last March, a group of five Florida schools shifted their joint in-person reverse career fair to a virtual “venue” in just two weeks, but with positive results.

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    Professional Greetings: How to Avoid Shaking Hands

    In this new era of social distancing, what is replacing the firm, professional handshake?

  238. four people sitting around a desk
    Quick Poll: How Employers, Colleges Are Responding to Racial Injustice

    For many organizations and institutions that made commitments to take action in response to racial injustice, the work has yet to begin.

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    Offboarding Interns in a Virtual Environment

    CDK Global’s retooling of its internship offboarding process has expanded opportunities for interns to stay connected with the firm.

  240. A computer science student works on a project.
    Computer Science Grads Projected To Be Top-Paid Major

    Class of 2022 bachelor’s degree graduates earning degrees in the computer sciences are expected to command top dollar, according to the Winter 2022 Salary Survey, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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    Key Attributes Employers Want to See on Students’ Resumes

    As they are reviewing college graduates’ resumes this year, employers are focused on finding evidence of candidates’ problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities.

  242. A recruiter pre-registers for the H1-B Visa lottery.
    USCIS Launches New Pre-Registration Process for H-1B Filings

    Beginning on March 1, the USCIS will implement a new “pre-registration” system for employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for employees.

  243. Two business professionals discuss how to handle a date breach by one of their third-party vendors.
    Handling a Data Breach by a Third-Party Vendor

    When a data breach comes from a third-party vendor, both the vendor and the party that provided the initial information may be subject to potential liability.

  244. A young business professional uses social media.
    Social Media and Noncompete, Nonsolicitation Agreements

    The significantly increased use of social media has changed the way employers and courts have handled noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements.

  245. The US Capitol
    New Guidelines for Internships: The New Unpaid Intern Test

    The DOL has released new guidelines around unpaid internships, replacing the six-part test with the primary beneficiary test.

  246. A career services professional looks over LGBT resources from the NACE Community.
    NACE Community: LGBT Resources

    Recently, members of the NACE Community shared resources that they find helpful when working with LGBT college students, job candidates, and employees.

  247. Two recent business graduates smile infront of their new place of employment.
    Projected Top-Paid Business Bachelor’s, Master’s Grads

    Management information systems majors are the projected top-paid Class of 2017 business majors at the bachelor’s level, while marketing majors are expected to be tops at the master’s level.

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    Average Salary for Class of 2019 Up Almost 6 Percent Over Class of 2018’s

    The final overall average starting salary for the Class of 2019 is $53,889, which is up 5.8 percent over the final average starting salary of $50,944 for the Class of 2018.

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    The Significant Impact of COVID-19 on College Enrollments

    The guarded optimism of early June has faded into the reality that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on college enrollments for the fall.

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    Managing On-Campus, Virtual Interactions This Fall

    NACE members offer ideas for managing the career center staff’s interactions—whether in person or virtual—this fall.

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    Employers, Colleges Remain Slow to Act on Commitments to Combat Racial Injustice

    NACE’s quick poll assessing our field’s reaction to combat racial injustice show that employers and colleges have been slow to take action.

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    Final Results of NACE Quick Poll Shows Level of Response to Racial Injustice

    The final results of NACE’s recent quick poll show how our field is responding to the need to address racial injustice.

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    Computer Sciences, Business the Top-Paid Class of 2019 Majors at Advanced-Degree Levels

    Computer sciences majors have the highest starting salary at the master’s-degree level for the Class of 2019, while business grads are the top-paid at the doctoral level.

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    Abbott Laboratories Internship Program Exposing Diverse Students to STEM

    Abbott Laboratories’ high school internship program exposes students from diverse backgrounds across the United States to STEM fields.

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    West Chester’s Connect and Learn Meet-Up Is a Sensory-Friendly Recruiting Event

    WCU’s career center and autism program developed a sensory-friendly event where differently abled students feel more comfortable and confident interacting with recruiters.

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    Transportation and Materials Moving Top-Paid Class of 2019 Associate Graduates

    Transportation and materials moving majors earned the highest average starting salary by far among Class of 2019 associate degree graduates.

  259. Abstract Grid
    Report Shows Larger Employers More Likely to Recruit Virtually in 2020-21

    Larger companies are more likely to recruit virtually during the 2020-21 academic year, according to a forthcoming report from NACE.

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    Addressing Student Gap Years in an Internship Program

    Although AOIC requires potential interns to be enrolled in college, in certain cases, summer interns who did not return to school because of COVID have been allowed to stay on.

  261. abstract laptop
    When Do You Do Background Checks?

    Does your organization run a background check immediately after making an offer or closer to the new hire’s start date? URR professionals in the NACE Community share their approaches.

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    Program Supports Students Transitioning to College

    MI GEAR UP is a statewide program designed to provide support to students from high schools in low-income areas who are making the transition to college and throughout their first year there

  263. abstract globe
    College Graduate Hiring Plans Flatten Out for Class of 2021

    Although college hiring has indeed been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, steps employers have taken have allowed them, at least to this point, to blunt its potential full impact.

  264. abstract lightbulb
    Is the Number of Employers, Students Registering for Virtual Career Fairs Declining?

    Some career centers are noticing a decrease in employer and student registration for virtual career fairs. What strategies might increase the number of employers attending?

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    Employers Made Changes to 2020 Summer Internships Due to COVID-19

    By the end of April, more than half of employers planned to move their internship programs to virtual and nearly half expected to delay intern start dates in responses to the pandemic.

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    Empower Retirement Moving Away From Assessing Candidates for “Fit”

    Empower Retirement is moving away from assessing candidates for “culture fit” by aligning values and providing hiring managers with interview questions and language.

  267. people sitting in front of laptops
    Phone Calls a Popular Student Engagement Tool in Virtual Environment

    Last spring, career services offices were asked about the main ways in which they were engaging students, as nearly all contact had become virtual. In addition to email, phone calls were a popular tool.

  268. The Use of and Attendance in Virtual Career Fairs Climbs Sharply

    The percentages of career centers offering virtual career fairs and employers taking part in them has climbed steeply this fall.

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    Nearly 90% of Employers Have a Diversity Recruiting Strategy for Class of 2021

    More than 87% of responding organizations report that they have a diversity recruiting strategy for the Class of 2021, the second highest level reported in the past seven years.

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    Career Center’s Social Media Takeover Program Allows Employers to Brand to Students

    The KU Engineering Career Center’s social media takeover program is especially important now, when employers are unable to engage students in person.

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    Conscious Job Seeking: Assessing Employers’ Commitment to DEI

    There are questions that career services professionals can suggest their students ask recruiters to assess an organizations’ DEI priority and commitment.

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    Questions Students May Ask to Assess Your Organization’s Commitment to DEI

    Students may ask specific questions to assess your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Be prepared to answer them.

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    Pandemic Prompted Significant Changes to Recruiting Methods, Not Schedules

    Employers were more likely to make changes to their recruiting methods than they were to their recruiting schedule for the 2020-21 academic year.

  274. person looking at a laptop screen
    The Factors That Helped Eaton Vance Offer an Effective Virtual Internship Program

    The value of Eaton Vance’s summer internship program is evident in the attention the firm dedicated to its transition to virtual last spring and its management last summer.

  275. Abstract devices
    What Do Students Think of Their Virtual Internships?

    How do virtual internship programs compare with their pre-pandemic counterparts? NACE members share what they have heard from students about their virtual summer internship experiences.

  276. two people looking at a phone
    UGA’s Instagram Takeover Program Surges During Pandemic

    The University of Georgia Career Center has facilitated more than 20 employer Instagram takeovers this semester.

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    International Student Employment: Answering Questions About the Need for “Employment Visa Sponsorship”

    Immigration attorney Mark B. Rhoads answers several critical questions about international students navigating the visa sponsorship process.

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    Starting Salary Projections Positive for the Class of 2021

    The average starting salary projections for all reported categories of majors for Class of 2021 bachelor’s degree graduates show increases, albeit some of them are on the smaller side.

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    Insight Into Student Use of Mobile, Other Tech in the Recruiting Process

    Research conducted by Mary Scott reveals that students are far more likely to use laptops than smartphones to complete key tasks throughout the recruiting process.

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    New Tool Empowers Career Centers to Promote Anti-Racism Among Employers

    The racial injustices that marked 2020 strengthened Roderick Lewis’ resolve to create a DEI scorecard for career centers to facilitate change in the employers engaging with their campuses.

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    Shifting Perceptions, Adding Value to Your Virtual Career Fair Participation

    Long-promoted as a viable replacement for employers’ physical presence on campus, virtual career fairs had not gained significant traction prior to COVID-19.

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    Demand for Computer Sciences Graduates High in the Current Job Market

    Data from NACE’s Winter 2021 Salary Survey show the value of computer sciences majors in the current job market.

  283. Five people smiling
    Challenges, Solutions for College Recruiting at HBCUs

    Visibility and the tiering of school partnerships are two of the challenges Historically Black Colleges and Universities face in attracting employers to recruit their students.

  284. several students smiling
    Supporting DREAMers During Their Career Exploration, Job Search

    While DREAMers tend to have qualities employers seek, there are several obstacles they face that career services professionals can help them navigate during the job search.

  285. Person smiling
    Tapping Into DREAMers to Bolster a Workforce

    Many businesses and organizations are unclear about their ability to hire DREAMers who have DACA or TPS. In fact, employers are able to hire a DREAMer just as they would a U.S. citizen.

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    Starting Salary Projections Climb for Most Master’s Majors

    Starting salaries are expected to increase among many master’s degree majors this year.

  287. Person with graduation cap
    First Destinations: 2019 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates Post Gains

    Nearly 60% of Class of 2019 bachelor’s grads were employed in full-time positions with a traditional employer and nearly 19% were going on for an advanced degree by the end of 2019.

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    Amid Accelerated Shifts in the Job Search, Much Remains the Same

    Even though the job search environment has undergone substantial shifts over the last five years—accelerated more recently by the COVID-19 pandemic—core aspects are intact.

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    Virtual Activities to Connect Interns to the Company, Other Interns

    Offering regular activities keeps interns engaged with the organization, which is crucial, especially in a virtual environment.

  290. Picture of graduation cap and diploma
    Class of 2019 Outcomes: Salary Differentials Between Degree Levels Erode

    There is a trend toward an erosion in salary differentials among the degree levels, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2019 First-Destination Survey.

  291. Four people looking at laptop screen
    Intern, Co-op Hiring Both Down From Last Year

    Employers anticipate hiring fewer interns and co-ops this year than they did last year, according to NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

  292. People sitting on chairs
    College Hiring Rebounds to Increase 7.2%

    College hiring appears to have rebounded from the fall as employers now expect to hire 7.2% more new graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020.

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    Helping Native Students Actualize Solutions to the Challenges They Face

    By better understanding and accounting for the obstacles Native students face, career services and university relations and recruiting professionals can help them achieve their career goals.

  294. Three people in conversation
    Oregon Has Strict Policy for Employers Looking to Post Unpaid Internships

    Having a formal policy helps the team in the University of Oregon’s career center team with consistency when considering postings from employers seeking unpaid interns.

  295. Two people looking at a laptop screen
    Students Differentiate Between Personal, Professional Social Media

    Students consider personal social media to be undesirable as a recruitment channel, whereas they view LinkedIn as professional online networking.

  296. Computer image of multiple tasks performed
    Providing Career Services With Limited Staff, Budgets

    Solo or small-staff career services offices can take steps to sustain a satisfactory level of career services and, in some cases, grow their operations.

  297. Picture of computer tablet with graphs
    Pandemic Impacts Career Services Budgets, Staffing

    Research illustrates the hit that career center budgets took during the pandemic, as more than one-third of career centers reported cuts to their personnel budgets.

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    Intern Conversion Rate Climbs, Fueled By Jump in Offer Rate

    The average conversion rate for interns climbed nearly 20%, fueled by a substantial increase in the average offer rate, according to results of NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

  299. People sitting around conference table
    Building Trust Helps Employers Build Connections to Tribal Colleges and Universities

    Building trust with TCUs and Native students and bridging gaps in areas of need will aid employers in their recruitment efforts.

  300. Person looking at computer screen
    Overcoming Obstacles: Managing Internships in a One-Person URR Office

    Many challenges with managing an internship program as a sole URR practitioner can be overcome by being resourceful, especially by involving colleagues.

  301. Picture of resumes
    Percentage of Employers Screening College Graduates by GPA Drops Sharply

    Just 56.6% of employers are using GPA to screen college graduates from the Class of 2021 for open positions.

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    Employers Divulge Plans for Summer Internship Programs, Fall Career Fair Attendance

    More than 40% of employers are planning to hold a hybrid internship program this summer. Also, the highest percentage prefer to attend both in-person and virtual career fairs.

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    Composition of Internship Cohort Suggests Disconnect With DEI Priorities

    According to results of NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey, an average of 62% of interns were white and nearly 58% were male.

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    The Attributes Employers Seek on Students’ Resumes

    With fewer employers screening job candidates by GPA, it is increasingly important that college graduates demonstrate certain key attributes on their resumes.

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    Internship Experience the Top Differentiator When Choosing Between Otherwise Equal Job Candidates

    Employers report that internship experience is the most influential factor they consider when deciding between two otherwise equally qualified job candidates.

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    Language a Key Component of Creating an Inclusive Workplace, Brand

    While many institutions and organizations have stepped up their inclusive communication—especially over the past year—some still fall short.

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    Hourly Wage Rate for Interns Continues Its Ascent

    The average hourly wage for bachelor’s-level interns has increased steadily since 2014. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, that is the case again this year.

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    The Sample Behaviors That Provide Evidence of Career Readiness

    NACE has identified key behaviors that allow college students preparing to enter the workforce to demonstrate their career readiness to prospective employers.

  309. Person shaking hands with another
    Effective Ways to Engage Student Veterans in Career Services

    Career services can play a vital role in helping student veterans realize their goal of meaningful employment after graduation.

  310. People in military clothing saluting
    Ways for Employers to Connect With, Support Veterans

    Employers that hire student veterans have the benefit of hiring employees who have already received “the world’s best leadership training.”

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    Funding Program for Unpaid Internships in Arts and Humanities Has Unique Twist

    The New College of Florida’s SMAH Internship Program has a twist in its approach that distinguishes it from other programs that fund students’ unpaid internships.

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    Lessons Learned Last Year Help Develop Internship Program Going Forward

    The lessons Cree Wolfspeed’s URR team learned during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped inform their preparation for this summer’s program and beyond.

  313. Picture of a career fair
    Fees Charged to Employers for In-Person Career Fairs Dropped Sharply This Year

    It’s not surprising that fees for in-person career fairs were down sharply in 2020-21 compared to 2019-20, but the charges for hybrid fairs jumped for some employers.

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    Key Factors When Choosing Between Equal Candidates for Jobs, Internships/Co-ops

    There are differences and similarities in the attributes employers seek when deciding between two qualified candidates for a full-time job and for an internship or co-op.

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    Building Authentic Relationships in a Virtual Recruiting World

    Can building authentic relationships—the very essence of effective recruiting—be replicated digitally? There are steps employers can take to personalize the student experience.

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    Trends in One-Year, Five-Year Intern Retention Rates

    One of the benefits of employers converting their interns to full-time hires is evident in employee retention rates.

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    Keeping Virtual Interns Informed, Engaged Leads to Strong Conversion Rate for Cigna

    The number of offers accepted by Cigna’s 2020 cohort of virtual interns indicates that the company’s conversion strategy was successful. There are several key reasons for this success.

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    Study Shows Impact of Pandemic on Internships

    During the pandemic, only 22% of college students took an internship, half were in-person positions, and quality indicators for online internships were low, according to a new study.

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    Program Helps First-Generation Students Build Confidence, Overcome Obstacles

    CSU Fullerton’s “I Am First” program addresses the specific needs of first-generation college students and prepares them for the challenges they face.

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    Building Relationships With HBCUs That Go Beyond “Scratch-the-Surface” Measures

    When one HBCU career practitioner is building relationships with employers, she is looking for authenticity, a shared sense of purpose, and impactful engagement opportunities for students and the university as a whole.

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    Key Takeaways From NACE21

    Over the course of the week-long NACE21 conference, it became clear that several topics—such as the new normal, professionalism, and career readiness—weighed most heavily on attendees.

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    Ideas for Employer Appreciation Gifts for In-Person Events

    Some career centers are seeking ideas for appreciation gifts that are unique, useful, and cost-effective that can be handed out to recruiters during on-campus events.

  323. Four students in a conversation
    Mentoring Program at NYU Equalizes the Onboarding Process for New Hires

    NYU’s Wasser-Buddies mentoring program helps shape institutional culture, equalize the experience of new hires, increase knowledge transfer, and enhance leadership development.

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    Culturally Intelligent, Diverse Leadership Keys to Recruiting, Retaining Diverse Employees

    Cultural intelligence may be the most important individual area of change for organizations that want to bolster their recruitment and retention of culturally diverse individuals.

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    Talent “Acquisition” vs. Talent “Engagement”: Using Language That Empowers

    It is important for employers to consider the language they use because language can be loaded and have different meanings for different people.

  326. 10 people looking at a wall with pictures
    Campus Career Council Promotes Career Development at UNO

    The UNO Campus Career Council supports students in achieving their career ambitions through shared knowledge of best practices and industry training.

  327. Man looking at four pictures
    NACE Quick Poll: Career Centers Accounting for Hybrid Recruiting This Fall

    Most career services offices plan to hold both in-person and virtual career fairs this fall, but many employers expect to hold their own virtual events.

  328. Person looking at laptop screen
    NACE Quick Poll: Employers Will Hold Own Virtual Recruiting Events This Fall

    This fall, the majority of employers will be hosting their own virtual recruiting events, such as Zoom sessions, virtual tours, and virtual career fairs.

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    Salaries for College Graduates Climb Despite Pandemic

    The final overall average starting salary for the college Class of 2020 landed at $55,260—2.5% above the final average starting salary for the Class of 2019.

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    Ways Career Practitioners Can Help Students Navigate Nuances of “Professionalism”

    Career services offices can help students develop their professionalism and navigate situations when “professional standards” may fuel and foster bias.

  331. Person looking at survey results
    The Value of Earning a Master’s Degree Substantial for Several Majors

    What value can a master’s degree have over a bachelor’s degree? For certain majors, the differential in starting salaries is substantial.

  332. Three people in conversation
    NACE Quick Poll: Career Centers Alter Outreach to Employers, Students From Marginalized Groups

    College career services offices have changed the ways they engage employers and students from historically marginalized groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  333. Five people gathered around a table
    Examining Professionalism Through a DEI Lens

    The biggest challenge with “professionalism” is ensuring that all candidates and employees understand what it means within the context of the organization and their specific job function.

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    NACE Quick Poll: Employers Holding Hybrid Internships This Summer

    In response to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, employers are most commonly offering a hybrid internship program this summer.

  335. Picture of a brain
    Curriculum Helps Career Services Staff Engage, Support Students With Autism

    The College Autism Network helped create a curriculum to help career services professionals better converse about autism and support autistic students.

  336. Four people standing with puzzle
    Overcoming Obstacles When Recruiting Students With Autism

    Employers that recruit and hire students with autism can overcome barriers by being proactive in seeking resources and information about this student population.

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    UNH Program Provides DEI Resources, Recognition for Its Employer Partners

    Part of the mission of UNH CaPS is to help employers establish or enhance employers’ work around diversity and inclusion by providing them with resources, consultation, and recognition.

  338. Person sitting with a laptop
    Quick Poll Results Show Virtual Internship Format Likely to Become Permanent

    Many employers that shifted their internship programs to virtual during the pandemic plan to make virtual assignments part of their internship programs in the future.

  339. People sitting around table
    Career Services Makes Small Changes to Outreach Strategy, Substantial Changes to Career Fairs

    While the COVID-19 pandemic caused many adjustments to the ways career services offices operate, they did not make substantial changes to their employer relations strategy.

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    Internship Roundup: Intern Conversion, Duration, Housing, and Fall/Spring Programs

    Talent acquisition professionals provide insight and ideas on topics around internships, such as converting interns to FTEs, internship duration, and more.

  341. Person working on computer
    Maximizing Insights From Virtual Career Fair Data

    The shift to the virtual space has allowed for collection of career fair data that may have been out of reach with the traditional format.

  342. Student typing on a laptop
    Process Verifies Quality of Internships for UNK Business, Tech Students

    The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Business & Technology Career Center verifies internships to ensure they meet key criteria for their students.

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    Quick Poll Preliminary Results: More Than Half of Career Centers Have Instituted New DEI PD

    To address and better understand racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, career centers are providing more professional development for their staff.

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    Average Salary for Master’s Level Computer Science Grads Nears $100,000

    starting salary; compensation; master’s degree; doctoral degree; advanced degree; first destination; Class of 2020; Salary Survey

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    Quick Poll on Racial Injustice: Preliminary Results Show Much Work Remains

    At this early juncture in NACE’s current quick poll, it seems that there is still progress for employers to make in addressing racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups.

  346. Person looking at computer screen
    NCR Set Recruitment Standard Without Stepping Foot on Campus

    Instead of pausing its college recruiting operations during the pandemic, NCR shifted its focus from on-campus to on-screen engagement, while always putting the students first.

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    Part 1: Digitizing Programs, Resources Can Be an Equalizer for Marginalized Students

    With student populations becoming more diverse, career centers need to change and adapt to their needs and be inclusive as they develop resources, opportunities, and programming.

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    Helping Neurodiverse Students Navigate in Evolving Worlds of Higher Education, Employment

    Recruiting, onboarding, and retaining employees are not one-size-fits-all processes and there are challenges throughout. This is especially true for neurodiverse students.

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    Preliminary Poll Results Show Pace of Funding for Recruiting, Serving Marginalized Groups

    URR functions and career services operations have received increased funding and resources to address racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, just at different paces.

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    Dell Changes Definitions, Works With Community Colleges to Be More Inclusive

    In response to the climate of racial injustice, Dell expanded its definition of recent graduate talent to engage underrepresented minorities.

  351. Person helping another person
    Flexibility, Accommodations Key Elements for Hiring Neurodiverse Employees

    To get the best results when recruiting and hiring neurodiverse candidates, employers need to be flexible, supportive, and willing to make accommodations.

  352. person looking at a computer
    Virtual Recruiting Offers Path to Equity in Hiring for Full-Time Jobs and Internships

    Virtual recruiting provides a better job-search experience for historically marginalized populations than in-person recruiting, according to results of the NACE 2021 Student Survey.

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    Salary Is Job Offer Tie Breaker for Class of 2021

    Does salary matter to graduates from the college Class of 2021? No … and yes, according to students responding to NACE’s 2021 Student Survey.

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    How NI Revamped Its Early Talent Strategy and New Grad Program to Differentiate Them

    As NI went through increasingly rapid changes due to shifts in the market, it became clear that significant adjustments were needed to its programs and strategies.

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    Part 2: How to Create and Deliver Career Programs and Resources for Marginalized Students

    When creating programs, resources, and services for marginalized students, Stanford starts with identifying issues and needs through focus groups, research, and outcomes.

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    2020 Grads Get Fewer Jobs Than Any Class Since 2014

    Class of 2020 graduates got fewer jobs than any other class since NACE first began reporting on employment trends with the Class of 2014.

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    Employer Hiring Plans Jump for Class of 2022 Graduates

    Employers plan to hire 26.6% more new graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, which is in line with job opening trends in general.

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    Students Seek Financial and Insurance Benefits

    College students want their employers to provide financial and insurance benefits, according to results of the NACE 2021 Student Survey.

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    Problem-solving Skills Top Attributes Employers Seek on Resumes

    Employers report that they look at resumes for evidence the candidate has problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work in a team.

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    NACE Research: Pay Inequity Based on Gender Begins at the Start of Career

    Results from NACE’s First Destinations Survey for the Class of 2020 reveal that the gap in pay between men and women begins right out of college—at the start of the career.

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    Competencies: Employers Weigh Importance Versus New Grad Proficiency

    Career services offices should provide programming and resources to help boost students’ proficiency in critical thinking, communication, and professionalism.

  362. person typing on laptop
    Wealth Impacts for Graduates of Career Development Programs

    Recent research suggests that career development programs that focus on key levers of economic mobility may play a critical role in reducing or eliminating racial wealth gaps for their participants.

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    Beyond Career Fairs: Facilitating Connections in the New Environment

    TAMU-CT is building employer engagement opportunities in partnership with faculty that are “a little less virtual,” but better meet the needs of its unique student population.

  364. People standing around tables
    Facilitating Connections the Key Benefit of Holding Reverse Career Fairs

    Reverse career fairs and reverse networking events can offer tremendous benefits, especially when held at small scale with specific program areas.

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    Full-Time Employment Declined, Salaries Increased for 2020 Master’s Grads

    As was the case with bachelor’s level outcomes, the employment outcomes for graduates earning master’s degrees declined in 2020 in comparison with 2019.

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    Carolina Cluster Initiative Focuses on Career Readiness and Employer Engagement

    The Carolina Cluster forged a new model for career readiness and designed and implemented programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.

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    Salary Projections for Class of 2022 Bachelor’s Grads a Mixed Bag

    Average starting salary projections for the Class of 2022 range from an increase of 5.4% to a decrease of 14.8%.

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    Conagra Brands Works With ERGs to Bolster Diversity Recruiting Efforts

    Employee resource groups can be valuable tools for helping employers to bolster their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and to help with effective onboarding and retention.

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    Internship Experience the Most Influential Factor in Tough Hiring Decisions

    When choosing between two otherwise equally qualified candidates, employers deem having internship experience—with the organization or within its industry—to be the most influential factors.

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    Reverse Networking Fair Rekindles Employer-College Relationships

    The State of Georgia’s reverse networking fair offered state agencies the opportunity to promote their career opportunities for college students to career services professionals.

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    Use of GPA as Candidate Selection Tool Falls

    GPA—once widely used to identify potential candidates for jobs—is now used by fewer than half of employers, according to the results of the Job Outlook 2022 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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    Recalibrating Career Services’ Understanding of and Approach to Helping Today’s Students

    Dr. Julia Overton-Healy of St. John Fisher College suggests career services offices need to recalibrate their understanding of who their students are and make changes to accommodate them.

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    Tracking Demographics Helps Career Centers Serve Total Student Population

    To best serve a total student body, it is incumbent upon career centers to evaluate exactly who is using their services and how they are promoting their services.

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    Career Readiness Minor Prepares Grads to Enter Job Market as Standout Candidates

    Last fall, VCU began offering its Interdisciplinary Career Readiness Skills minor, an 18-credit pathway for students to develop today’s most highly sought-after job skills.

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    Paid Internships: Moving Toward Greater Equity, Setting Pay

    Employers committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent must consider how to diversify the makeup of their internship program.

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    DHS Adds 22 Fields of Study to Its STEM Designated Degree Program List

    The Department of Homeland Security is amending its STEM Designated Degree Program List by adding 22 qualifying fields of study.

  377. Increasing Access to Internships Diversifies Workforces

    Despite greater recognition of their negative impacts on the workforce, lack of diversity and an abundance of unpaid internships remain issues, says Anjali Lalani.

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    Internet, Tech Access Issues Affect Students’ Ability to Take Part in Virtual Recruiting Events

    It is difficult for students to be or perform their best when they are concerned about the reliability of their internet access and technology.

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    Addressing the Shifting Standards of Professionalism

    To prepare students for their transition to the workforce, career centers have to account for the standards of professionalism shifting over the past several years.

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    Recruiters and Students Have Differing Perceptions of New Grad Proficiency in Competencies

    New graduates and their potential employers can agree on which skills are most important for job candidates, but differ on how proficient new graduates are in those abilities.

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    Cigna Event Celebrates and Engages Its HBCU Alumni and Allies

    Cigna recently held a virtual event to increase awareness of HBCUs and spotlight the prominence and legacy of HBCUs in the Black community.

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    Formal Diversity Recruiting Efforts Climb Among Employers

    The increase in formal diversity recruiting efforts reported continues the growth—and recovery—in this area over the last decade.

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    Offers, Acceptances Climb for Class of 2020

    After declines in offer and acceptance rates in recent years, both increased for Class of 2020 new college graduates.

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    Recognizing Emotions as Real at Heart of Developing Emotional Intelligence

    The concept of recognizing feelings as real is a key step in developing emotional intelligence. The risk you run by not doing so is burnout.

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    Gender Pay Gap Extends Much Farther Than Current Paycheck

    There are many factors that contribute to the gender pay gap and severe consequences of long-term inequity in pay.

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    College Hiring Surges With 31.6% Increase

    College hiring continues to surge as employers plan to hire 31.6% more new college graduates from the Class of 2022 than they hired from the Class of 2021.

  387. The New Workplace: Approximately 40% of Positions Operate in a Hybrid Modality

    Many employers plan to operate in a hybrid modality, blending in-person and remote work to give their employees and new hires the best of both worlds.

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    Community Colleges Are Valuable Partners for Employers Looking to Build Their Talent Pipeline

    One of the barriers that prevents more employers from partnering with community colleges is a general lack of understanding about what these schools and their students can provide.

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    Recruiting Process Cycle Times Remain Consistent in Recent Years

    Cycle times during the recruiting process—from interview to offer and from offer to acceptance—have remained steady in recent years

  390. Pizza Cutters and Squishy Animals: Suggestions for Career Fair Giveaways for Students

    NACE members share their ideas for fun, useful items that career centers can give to students during career fairs.

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    Required Course in Final Semester Yields High FDS Knowledge Rate for Auburn

    Auburn University’s high knowledge rates on its recent first-destination surveys is driven by the survey being part of a course all students are required to take.

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    Ask, Answer, and Observe: Preparing Students to Experience Interviews From “Both Sides of the Table"

    A workshop at Notre Dame allows students to experience interviews from the perspective of both the interviewer and the interviewee, giving them valuable insight into the process.

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    Fall 2022 College Hiring Expected to Be Strong

    Fall 2022 recruiting looks extremely positive as almost 90% of employers report that they will be hiring for both full-time and intern/co-op positions at that time.

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    Mohawk’s Programs Help Develop Competencies of Interns, New College Hires

    With an eye toward the future of its workforce, Mohawk Industries provides its candidates and new college hires with development that extends beyond the internship.