Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsOctober 16, 2013
Bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2013 used career services to a greater degree than their counterparts from the Class of 2012, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2013 Student Survey.
Respondents from the Class of 2013 were more likely to visit their career center on multiple occasions than were members of the Class of 2012. Nearly 43 percent of respondents to this year’s survey said they made multiple visits per semester compared with 36 percent from the Class of 2012. (See Figure 1.)
In contrast, fewer than 21 percent of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 reported that they hadn’t visited their career center within the past year compared with the nearly 28 percent of graduating seniors from the Class of 2012.
NACE collected data for its Class of 2013 Student Survey from February 15 to April 30, 2013. A total of 37,874 students responded from 646 NACE member institutions throughout the United States. Of these responses, 9,715 came from bachelor’s degree seniors who indicated that they would be getting their degrees by August 2013. This story is based on the responses from this group of seniors. NACE will release the Class of 2013 Student Survey report in the fall.
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