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

Your President Is Going TO LOVE “Shared Services” for Career Services

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Over the past decade college presidents have been under pressure to cut costs and find ways to generate revenue. One way colleges have been cutting costs is by finding ways to outsource tasks, or share services, that are unrelated to … Continue reading

Get Parents to Work For Your Career Center

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According to the Career Advisory Board’s report, “Counseling Graduating Students”, 34.1 percent of career professionals rated their number one problem is getting students to use the career center resources. If nearly 61 percent of graduating seniors either never visit the … 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

What is your College President FOCUSED on?

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Fundraising, Construction, Admissions, Retention? I recently attended a pre-homecoming luncheon for a large state college where the president of the university gave a short pep talk on the improvements and changes that are happening on campus. As you know, my … 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

New Study Suggests Grads ‘Academically Prepared but, not Marketplace Ready’

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A new study by the Career Advisory Board that was conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) finds career center professionals regard graduates as “academically prepared, but not marketplace ready.” Of the college career center director surveyed … Continue reading