1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    The Value of Higher Education

    NACE President & CEO Shawn VanDerziel shares NACE research, which indicates that both employers and college students and graduates view higher education and the college degree as valuable.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. An illustration of a person working remotely.
    Work Modality: The Changing Nature of Where We Work

    The research suggests that, long term, we will likely work in and out of the office. Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that new college graduates want to be in person at least part of the time, but also want the flexibility to work remotely some of the time.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

  12. Why Authenticity Is Essential to an Impressive and Effective Candidate Experience

    Students’ expectations around authenticity in recruiting have remained constant, but the pandemic created job-search challenges that affect how they assess employers and their opportunities.

  13. 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?

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. three people looking at a tablet
    ARE COLLEGE GRADUATES “CAREER READY”?

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

  17. Paint swatches in all different colors.
    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.

  18. 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.

  19. three people sitting around a table
    First-Generation Students Underrepresented in Internships

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

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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.

  21. person giving a handshake
    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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    Succeeding in the New Normal: Student Attitudes and Effective Virtual Recruiting

    This NEW publication from NACE, Succeeding in the New Normal: Student Attitudes and Effective Virtual Recruiting, provides recommendations and insights, based on research and qualitative interviews with students, for effective virtual recruiting strategies and practices. Download your FREE copy today.

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    Unpacking Professionalism: A Discussion Following the Shift to Online New Student Orientation

    Ned Khatrichettri and Cameron Vakilian explore the nuances of professionalism in a post-pandemic, increasingly digital world.

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    Permission to Rest

    Searching for a job can itself be a full-time job and could lead to burnout. Giving students permission to rest and recharge can ease the mental burden and lead to future success.

  26. three people looking at a laptop screen
    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.

  27. image of employee benefits
    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.

  28. people sitting around a table
    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.

  29. group at a table discussing some documents
    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.