3 Reasons to Start a Campus Career Club

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Campus career clubs will give you more resources, engage more students and raise the awareness of careers on campus.   How many clubs do you have on campus?  It’s not unusual for a campus to have anywhere from 30 to … Continue reading

Do Careers Get Enough Focus On Your Campus?

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Mandatory participation in groups and activities prevent students from investing time in career planning and management In doing research for my book The Employed Grad, Skills, Knowledge and Information Your Grad Will Need to Get a Job, I spent some time explaining … Continue reading

It Takes a Campus to Build a Successful Career!

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Virtual village of volunteer career support increases retention, graduation rate, and payback of college loans! Some people say, Hillary Clinton’s 1994 book, It Takes a Village, got its name from an African proverb; “It takes a village to raise a … Continue reading

Career Directors Recommend Students Take Career Courses

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You’ve heard me repeat over and over that grads are clueless about how to find a job. It’s not something that I discovered, but it’s something we all unfortunately face year in and year out.  The Career Advisory Board study … Continue reading

Who Is Your Customer? Students, or the Companies That Hire Them?

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In a previous article we talked about the need to listen to what your students and grads want from your department. I wanted you to evaluate your services, curriculum and products to determine if they were relevant to your students’ … Continue reading

Survey of 635 Career Professionals Suggest Grad’s Resumes – NOT Job Search Ready!

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I’ve been studying a recent report by the Career Advisory Board to gain a better understanding of why career professionals think students don’t take ownership of their career plan and strategy while in college. My hunch has always been that … Continue reading

What are Your Plans to Increase the # of Career Center Visits?

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I’ve been pouring over the recently released study by the Career Advisory Board, called Effectively Counseling Graduating Students.   The CAB engaged NACE to survey career center professionals to find out if graduating students are prepared to enter the job market … Continue reading

Graduates lack “Soft Skills” needed in the College to Corporate transition

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We’ve been doing a great deal of research lately in how to help graduates manage the campus to corporate retention. A great deal is at stake. Companies spend an enormous amount of money in finding and acquiring the right talent … Continue reading