1. A career services counselor talking to a student.
    Power Skills Aren’t Just for Students

    When it comes to advising students on the importance of professional skills, demonstrating those skills in your day-to-day can go a long way.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Two hands reaching for one another.
    Embracing Volunteer Opportunities Can Lead to Growth and Development

    NACE offers many options to get involved, and those who choose their pursue volunteer opportunities can experience both personal and professional growth.

  5. A group of college graduates at graduation.
    Embracing My Journey: From First-Generation Student to Early Careers Recruiter

    Because all talent acquisition specialists have had their own unique journeys, embracing those experiences can help them better understand and connect with students.

  6. Students sitting on steps at a college.
    Weaving Career Centers into the Fabric of Campus

    Career centers that integrate into all parts of a student’s journey in college are better positioned to effectively serve students and demonstrate their value on campus.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. An illustration of networked bubbles.
    It’s Who You Know: Helping Students Grow Their Professional Networks

    Because students may lack the professional network to get noticed, career services staff can help by leveraging their own networks to highlight students to potential employers.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. A collection of different social media profile pictures.
    How Can You Be Intentional About Your LinkedIn Engagements?

    Students who begin building their social media presence while still in college will have an advantage after graduating, and there are several easy steps they can take to get started on LinkedIn.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. A group of Gen Z students.
    Generation Z in the Workplace

    As Gen Z enters the workforce, there will be a shift in workplace culture and expectations, and employers who have embraced these changes have an advantage are positioned for success.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. A student speaks with her professor.
    How to Help the Student Become the Professional

    The classroom can be a valuable resource for students to develop the skill and mindset to think of themselves as professionals and describe how their skills relate to their field.

  20. 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.

  21. The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers
    The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers

    This study, a collaboration between NACE and Break Through Tech, provides evidence that career services can help level the playing field for women pursuing STEM careers.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. An illustration of a robot sorting through files.
    Personal Branding for AI Interviews: Preparing Students for Success in New Recruitment Tools

    Automated video interviews (AVIs) are an emerging recruitment tool. As success factors in AVIs may differ from face-to-face interviews, it is important for career services practitioners to know how to help their students prepare for these new types of interviews.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. A group of interns working together.
    What Do Students Gain From Internships?

    Internships can provide students with valuable professional skills but also a professional network, which can be even more valuable upon graduation.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. A group of volunteers.
    VOLUNTEERING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

    Through relationships made through volunteering, you can gain knowledge and perspective to grow both professionally and personally.

  38. 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.

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    IMPLEMENTING COMPETENCIES AT BYU HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND, ARTICULATE EDUCATION IN JOB SEARCH AND CAREER

    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.

  40. An illustration of hands.
    Interested in Volunteering? Go for It!

    Deciding to volunteer may not always be an easy decision, but it will ultimately be a personally fulfilling one.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. An illustration of volunteers with outstretched hands.
    VOLUNTEERING CAN PROVIDE A BOOST TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

    While people often consider the professional benefits of volunteering, it can also have a positive impact on your mental health, too.

  44. A group of smiling people.
    LEARN YOUR VOLUNTEERING LANGUAGE

    No matter what the “volunteer language,” there is always an opportunity to give back and support others.

  45. 2023 NACE Award for Technology Excellence Winners
    CORNELL CAREER SERVICES DELIVERS CAREER DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT THROUGH ONLINE ACADEMIC PLATFORM

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

  46. students at a large desk working on separate computers
    LISTENING TO THE STORIES NACE RESEARCH IS TELLING US

    NACE has conducted research that identifies important trends and unearths key insights that can help members enhance or adjust their operations to meet challenges and demands.

  47. An image of a traffic light.
    BATTLING YOUR RED LIGHT

    While many put pressure on themselves when searching for that first job or internship, it can be beneficial to take any shortfall as an opportunity for personal exploration and growth.

  48. A bunch of illustrated tiles with icons, suggesting the idea of strategy development.
    HOW TO PITCH A NEW IDEA AT WORK: STRATEGIES FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS

    It’s useful to take time to develop your strategy and be mindful of possible trouble spots such before sharing new ideas.

  49. An illustration of a person trying to climb a ladder towards a graduation cap.
    CREATING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS FACING FINANCIAL INSECURITIES

    At the University of Cincinnati, students facing financial constraints can access a grant designed to enable them to engage in career-focused courses.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. An image of a fraying rope.
    WHAT’S YOUR KRYPTONITE?

    Employers who ask about weaknesses during an interview are typically seeking personal awareness and how a student can frame a strategy to minimize the consequences.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. Incorporating MLI Teachings Into the Real World

    Every year, NACE hosts their Management Leadership Institute (MLI), which is designed to help participants prepare for leadership roles.

  57. A scene from an internship fair.
    JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR TOURS HELP FIRST-GEN STUDENTS BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE NAVIGATING EVENT

    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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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?

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. Positioning Career Services as an Institutional Strategic Priority
    Positioning Career Services as an Institutional Strategic Priority

    Career services needs to be strategically positioned on campus to provide the vision, guidance, and relationships to demonstrate its importance and value and to maximize student outcomes.

  68. A person works on a laptop.
    REPORTING DIRECTLY TO PRESIDENT A “BEST-CASE SCENARIO” FOR GRINNELL’S DEAN OF CLS

    Soon after Mark Peltz was hired as the associate dean and director of career development at Grinnell College, it began a process of institutional elevation and prioritization of career services.

  69. 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.

  70. How to Help Students Be SMART

    Students who set goals and develop a specific and measurable plan to accomplish that goal are more likely to be successful, and staff advisers can play a key role in this process.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. A collage of books.
    NACE Members Share Their Recommended Reading for New Grads

    Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, and for most schools, it marks the end of the busy graduation season. However, as this year’s seniors graduate, many NACE members were curious about how they could best share some final tips and advice as these grads transition from academia to the workforce.

  74. silhouette of chess piece being placed on chess board
    Is Salary Negotiation Inherently Inequitable?

    When a candidate is put in a situation to name a salary or negotiate a salary provided by the employer, the candidate is not being paid based on their merit and skills but rather on how well they handle a negotiation discussion.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. A group of NACE volunteers.
    Volunteering Takes All Types

    While taking that first step towards volunteering may feel daunting, especially for introverts, it can end up being a very rewarding experience.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. woman holding an ipad in the foreground
    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.

  84. 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.

  85. A group of college students in class.
    The Paper to Prove You Have the Skills

    Colleges must work to ensure that students are aware that skills they’re using and developing in the classroom can be an asset after entering the workforce.

  86. 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?

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. students in a classroom
    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

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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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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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    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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    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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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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    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.

  106. Picture of a giftbox
    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.

  107. 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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    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.

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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.

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    Top 6 Reasons to Volunteer With NACE

    Volunteering with NACE can create meaningful professional and personal connections, develop and build skills on a resume, and create opportunities for growth.

  111. Thirteen people in video conversation
    A Case for Getting Involved Outside of Your Career Center

    By getting involved in organizations that extend beyond your job, you can develop skills and relationships that can help you grow both personally and professionally.

  112. Three people in conversation
    The Benefits of Service and Volunteering in Students’ Career Development Journey

    Volunteering can help students gain valuable experience and learn about what workplace environments best suit their needs, which will be helpful when applying for jobs after graduation.

  113. 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.

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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.

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    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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    Welcome to Member Voices!

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have scheduled the launch of Member Voices, a platform exclusively featuring member-created content with new articles published weekly.

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    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.

  118. Four students sitting in classroom
    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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    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.

  122. Who Are We Serving?

    When working with employer partners, career services teams must keep in mind that career centers are not staffing agencies and student needs must come first.

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    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.

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    Implementing Meaningful Measures to Hire, Retain, and Cultivate Diverse Talent in Higher Education

    To implement and foster an inclusive climate in higher ed, institutions need to create a culture of belonging, attract diverse talent at the entry level, and build intentional pathways to retain diverse talent.

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    Should Students Include Professional Summary Statements on Resumes?

    NACE members share their personal thoughts on resume professional summary statements and what information, if any, should be included by students seeking employment after graduation.

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    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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    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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    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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    Public Health: Opportunities for Every Major

    Over the next few years, $7.4 billion will be spent to bolster the underfunded, understaffed local, state, tribal, and territorial health departments around the United States. As a result, there are new career opportunities for every major and degree level, ranging from associate degree graduates to Ph.D.s.

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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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    Spotlight Setbacks Along with Successes When Job Searching

    As students prepare their resumes and practice interviews for internships and postgraduation employment, it is important to remember that failures can be as important as successes.

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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.

  136. Growing the Seeds of Goodwill Through Volunteering

    April is National Volunteer Month and a great time to reflect on all the positive benefits one can receive through volunteering.

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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.

  138. 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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    Volunteering for a Leadership Position Can Help Gain Valuable Professional Experience

    Getting involved in a NACE Affinity Group can be a great opportunity to connect with peers and gain valuable insights.

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    Volunteering Begins with the First Step

    People may try to rationalize why they “can’t,” but NACE volunteers share their experiences and explain why everyone “can."

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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.

  143. Volunteering With NACE Keeps Me Connected and Accountable to the Community I Serve

    When it comes to volunteering, sometimes the opportunity can come unexpectedly, but accepting the offer can be fulfilling both professionally and personally