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    Preferences for Job/Organization Attributes and Benefits Differ by Race and Gender

    When it comes to the attributes of a job and an organization and the benefits the organization offers, there are some differences in student preferences by race and gender.

  2. 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.

  3. A hand holding a lit lightbulb.
    Understanding How Black Women Navigate Their Careers Using Funds of Knowledge

    A study found that mentorship, community, biculturalism, and resilience are crucial resources and skills that Black women can use to advance their careers.

  4. An illustration of a man easily climbing stairs vs. a woman who is climbing giant ledges.
    Propelling Pay Equity Forward: Strategies for a Fairer Future

    Recent studies reveal that systemic barriers continue to limit progress on achieving pay equity for all, but there are tangible, proven ways that career centers and employers can make an impact.

  5. 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.

  6. A young student pursues an online degree.
    Employers See Online Degrees as Comparable to In-person Degrees

    NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 survey found that among employers that capture their new hires’ degree modality, 87.4% hired new college graduates with an online degree.

  7. 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.

  8. Someone reviews a stack of resumes.
    The Key Attributes Employers Are Looking for on Graduates’ Resumes

    Career services practitioners can help college students attract the attention of employers via their resume by encouraging them to highlight the skills they developed through their education and experiences.

  9. A set of blocks create a bar graph with a graduation cap atop the highest bar.
    FDS: Outcomes Rate for Class of 2022 Bachelor’s Grads Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    After two relatively down years connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, the outcomes rate for Class of 2022 bachelor’s degree graduates returned to pre-pandemic levels.

  10. A human hands touches a robot one.
    LLMs, ChatGPT, and a Really Bad Idea

    In this op ed piece, Chris Miciek discusses problems with jumping into AI without considering the consequences and urges we take the middle ground.

  11. An illustration of a stack of books.
    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.

  12. A group of young professionals.
    Salaries Expected to Be Stable for Class of 2024 Bachelor’s, Master’s Graduates

    Slightly more than 43% of employers plan to increase starting salaries to Class of 2024 bachelor’s degree graduates, and nearly all remaining employers anticipate keeping salaries at last year’s levels.

  13. 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.

  14. A group of recruiters welcome a new employee.
    Small Dip in Overall Hiring Projections for Class of 2024 Follows Record Job Growth

    The small dip in college hiring revealed by NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 survey is down from the last two years, when the college job market experienced brisk growth that, in 2022, reached record levels.

  15. A woman works on a project.
    Employers Confirm Their Belief in Value of Higher Ed

    Employers confirmed their belief in the value of higher education and higher education institutions in NACE’s latest benchmark survey.

  16. A robot reads a book.
    AI on Campus: A Look at Current Practice Among Career Services Professionals

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) polled its career services members in spring 2023 about their use of AI in their work and in their work with students.

  17. Graphs showing the results of NACE's latest quick poll.
    Fall 2023 Affirmative Action and Internship Quick Poll

    As we enter the new school and recruiting season, NACE is conducting a Fall Quick Poll. The focus of our poll is on two important issues– the impact the end of Affirmative Action is having on our work and state of unpaid internships.

  18. 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.

  19. A woman examines an uneven stack of coins indicative of the widening gender pay gap.
    What Can Be Done to Shrink the Widening Gender Pay Gap?

    Early data from a forthcoming NACE study indicate that the gender pay gap has widened over the past year, with female graduates now earning just 72 cents to every dollar earned by male graduates, down from around 81 cents.

  20. A young woman on a job interview.
    Employers' Hiring Projections for Class of 2023 Up 3.9%, but Down From Fall

    Projections in the Job Outlook 2023 Spring Update show that employers are planning to hire 3.9% more graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022.

  21. A group of black women in professional attire.
    CULTURAL WEALTH, SOCIAL CAPITAL, AND CAREER OUTCOMES: BLACK ALUMNAE IN A MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTION

    A study at a minority-serving institution uncovers aspects of social and cultural capital that contribute to the college-to-career transition of Black undergraduate women.

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    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.

  23. A group of diverse women.
    GAUGING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FORMAL DIVERSITY RECRUITING EFFORTS

    Slightly more than 85% of employers reported having formal diversity recruiting goals, according to NACE’s 2022 Recruiting Benchmarks Report, but how effective are these efforts?

  24. A recruiter interviews a job candidate.
    CYCLE TIMES SHIFT AS INTERVIEW TO OFFER GROWS, WHILE OFFER TO ACCEPTANCE DIPS

    The amount of time for students participating in a job interview to receiving an offer has increased over the past several years, but the time they take to accept the offer dropped in 2022.

  25. Two business professionals shake hands.
    As Their Focus on GPA Fades, Employers Seek Key Skills on College Grads’ Resumes

    Career services practitioners can help college students attract the attention of employers via their resume by encouraging them to highlight the skills they developed—such as problem-solving and teamwork skills—through their various experiences, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report.

  26. A group of recruiters discuss the latest NACE research.
    Employers Project 14.7% Increase in Hiring for Class of 2023 College Graduates

    Employers plan to hire 14.7% more new college graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report.

  27. 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.

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    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.

  29. Recruiters shake the hand of a job candidate.
    As Offer Rate Climbed, Acceptance and Early Retention Rates Fell

    The percent of interviews resulting in a job offer has climbed to its highest level of the past five years, but acceptances and retention rates for the first three years of employment fell.

  30. University Relations and Recruiting professionals discuss their Fall 2022 recruiting strategy.
    Summer 2022 Quick Poll on Fall Recruiting and Career Services

    To facilitate planning and benchmarking for both employers and career centers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is conducting a quick poll that looks at fall recruiting as well as how career services offerings will be delivered.

  31. 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.

  32. A group of interns works together on a project.
    Key Steps for Boosting Diversity Hiring of Interns

    There were gender and race disparities within the compositions of the 2020-21 intern cohort as the majority of students who take part in internships are men and identify as white, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey.

  33. A career services professional takes the First-Destination Survey.
    More than 80% of Career Centers Conduct First-Destination Surveys

    More than 80% of schools conducted first-destination surveys in 2021-22, according to NACE’s 2021-22 Career Services Benchmarks Survey Report.

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    Learning From COVID: Disruptions Shape Employer Expectations and Advice to New Grads

    Economic uncertainty often causes employers to amend their expectations of new hires. The 2008 economic recession and the unexpected events of COVID-19 are two examples where mindsets around recruiting shifted, and the entry-level employment landscape yielded unexpected results.

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    As Employer Recruiting Budgets Grew in 2022, Their Overall Staffing Numbers Fell

    The average number of full-time URR staff members that organizations employ decreased to 13.5 from 14.3 last year.

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    Average Hourly Wages for 2020-21 Interns, Co-ops Identical at $20.82

    The average hourly wage for 2020-21 bachelor’s level interns and co-ops was identical at $20.82, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    The Average Number of Recruiters Per Recruiting Department

    On average, there were 8.5 full-time recruiters per recruiting department within organizations replying to NACE’s 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.

  38. A recruiter reviews applications on a laptop.
    Use of GPA to Screen Candidates Continues Fall, Drops Nearly 3% This Year

    The percentage of employers that use GPA screening as a method of choosing job candidates continues to fall as it has dipped nearly 3% since the fall, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update.

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    Hybrid Model Is Employers’ Favored Modality for Internships

    Regardless of how employers ran their programs in summer 2021, the hybrid model is their favored modality for their 2021-22 internships, according to NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    Intern Hiring Projection Jumps 22.6%, Co-op Hiring Makes Small Gain

    Employers expect to boost their intern hiring by 22.6% for the 2021-22 academic year, while their hiring of co-ops is up 1.1% this year, according to results of NACE’s 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    Predicting Interns’ Intentions to Convert

    Internships provide employers an opportunity to identify talent early: Indeed, according to NACE’s 2019 Recruiting Benchmark Survey Report, nearly all respondents (94 percent) said it was very or extremely important to identify talent early through internships.1

  42. 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.

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    Most New College Hires Will Work In Person or Hybrid

    Most entry-level hires will start their careers in the office—at least for part of the time—according to results of NACE’s 2023 Job Outlook Spring Update Survey.

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    Trends Continue for Career Services’ Location, Reporting Structure

    Career centers are being housed less frequently in student affairs, more frequently in other divisions, and increasingly in various parts of the institution.

  45. 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.

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    Majority of NACE Members Report Work-Related Burnout

    Among respondents to a recent NACE quick poll, more than half of the association’s employer members and more than two-thirds of its college members reported experiencing burnout.

  47. A recruiter walks to a career fair
    Prevalence, Popularity of Career Fairs Remains Steady

    Career fairs are one of the most frequently provided services by college career centers, as 91.7 percent reported hosting at least one career fair in 2017-18.

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    Predicting Employment Through Machine Learning

    A study conducted at Ohio University shows the power and potential of machine learning to predict and influence employment at graduation.

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    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.

  50. 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.

  51. counselor working with a student
    Primary Focus: Career Coaching vs. Career Counseling

    Coaching is the primary focus regarding the career development of students and the professional development among career services staff.

  52. group of men and women sitting around a large table conversing
    The Key Skills Employers Develop in Their Interns

    The key competencies employers want in the students they hire for internships are also among the skills employers help their interns to develop.

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    Competencies Employers Seek in Internship/Co-Op Hires

    When it comes to selecting students for their internship and co-op programs, employers have a set of five competencies that are “must haves.

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    First-Generation Students and Job Success

    Using data from NACE’s 2016 Student Survey, NACE research looks at factors that may influence the job success of first-generation students.

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    Intern to Full-Time Hire Conversion: “Returning” vs “Nonreturning” Interns

    Are students who repeat their internship experience with an organization more likely to convert to full-time hires? nearly 90 percent of eligible returning interns received an offer of full-time employment, and nearly 90 percent of those accepted. In comparison, just 43.5 percent of nonreturning interns were offered a job with their internship employer.

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    NACE Report: COVID-19 Quick Poll Series

    From March through June 2020, NACE conducted a series of monthly quick polls among its members to gauge how their operations and plans—including job offers and plans for summer internships—were affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This report compiles poll results.

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    Fall Quick Poll: Virtual Career Fairs

    NACE is conducting a quick poll of its college and employer members October 19, 2020, through late November; the poll focuses on how career fairs—long a mainstay of fall recruiting—fared in the virtual environment for students, career services, and employers, and also looks at member mobility.

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    Gender Representation and Salary Offers by Major

    A study of the average starting salary offers illustrates the imbalance in earning potential between men and women on the basis of academic major.

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    Current Trends in Diversity Recruiting Practices

    Texas Tech University undertook a study of recruiters at Big XII universities to identify current diversity recruiting practices.

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    The Four Career Competencies Employers Value Most

    Employers have consistently identified the four career readiness competencies that they find essential in their new college hires.

  61. 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.

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    Employers Rate Career Competencies, New Hire Proficiency

    While employers rate critical thinking/problem solving as the most essential competency for new hires, they rate their hires more proficient in other areas.

  63. A female professional smiles.
    Measuring Competency Proficiency: The Career Readiness Pilot Project

    The NACE Center and SkillSurvey collaborated on a pilot project to determine how to best measure career readiness; results of the initial phase are highlighted.

  64. 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.

  65. A highway outside of a city.
    URR Functions in Transportation Industry Hit Particularly Hard by Pandemic

    Throughout the spring, the URR functions of employers in the transportation industry were particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

  66. four people sitting around a desk
    Quick Poll: How Employers, Colleges Are Responding to Racial Injustice

    For many organizations and institutions that made commitments to take action in response to racial injustice, the work has yet to begin.

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    NACE Quick Poll: Responding to Racial Injustice

    In August 2020, NACE launched quick polls to gauge how institutions, organizations, and individual career services and recruiting offices are responding to the need to address racial injustice.

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    NACE Environmental Scan

    NACE’s environmental scan for 2024 incorporates insights and data to inform strategic thinking and planning.

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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.

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    Employers, Colleges Remain Slow to Act on Commitments to Combat Racial Injustice

    NACE’s quick poll assessing our field’s reaction to combat racial injustice show that employers and colleges have been slow to take action.

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    Final Results of NACE Quick Poll Shows Level of Response to Racial Injustice

    The final results of NACE’s recent quick poll show how our field is responding to the need to address racial injustice.

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    Report Shows Larger Employers More Likely to Recruit Virtually in 2020-21

    Larger companies are more likely to recruit virtually during the 2020-21 academic year, according to a forthcoming report from NACE.

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    College Graduate Hiring Plans Flatten Out for Class of 2021

    Although college hiring has indeed been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, steps employers have taken have allowed them, at least to this point, to blunt its potential full impact.

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    Employers Made Changes to 2020 Summer Internships Due to COVID-19

    By the end of April, more than half of employers planned to move their internship programs to virtual and nearly half expected to delay intern start dates in responses to the pandemic.

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    Phone Calls a Popular Student Engagement Tool in Virtual Environment

    Last spring, career services offices were asked about the main ways in which they were engaging students, as nearly all contact had become virtual. In addition to email, phone calls were a popular tool.

  77. The Use of and Attendance in Virtual Career Fairs Climbs Sharply

    The percentages of career centers offering virtual career fairs and employers taking part in them has climbed steeply this fall.

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    Nearly 90% of Employers Have a Diversity Recruiting Strategy for Class of 2021

    More than 87% of responding organizations report that they have a diversity recruiting strategy for the Class of 2021, the second highest level reported in the past seven years.

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    Pandemic Prompted Significant Changes to Recruiting Methods, Not Schedules

    Employers were more likely to make changes to their recruiting methods than they were to their recruiting schedule for the 2020-21 academic year.

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    Open the Door: Disparities in Paid Internships

    NACE research shows that paid internships benefit students in their initial post-graduation job search: more job offers, higher starting salaries, and a shorter search. However, the data also show that this path to employment may be exclusive, with racial/ethnic minorities, women, and first-generation students all underrepresented in paid internships.

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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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    Class of 2019 Outcomes: Salary Differentials Between Degree Levels Erode

    There is a trend toward an erosion in salary differentials among the degree levels, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2019 First-Destination Survey.

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    College Hiring Rebounds to Increase 7.2%

    College hiring appears to have rebounded from the fall as employers now expect to hire 7.2% more new graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020.

  84. 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.

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    Intern Conversion Rate Climbs, Fueled By Jump in Offer Rate

    The average conversion rate for interns climbed nearly 20%, fueled by a substantial increase in the average offer rate, according to results of NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    Percentage of Employers Screening College Graduates by GPA Drops Sharply

    Just 56.6% of employers are using GPA to screen college graduates from the Class of 2021 for open positions.

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    Employers Divulge Plans for Summer Internship Programs, Fall Career Fair Attendance

    More than 40% of employers are planning to hold a hybrid internship program this summer. Also, the highest percentage prefer to attend both in-person and virtual career fairs.

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    The Attributes Employers Seek on Students’ Resumes

    With fewer employers screening job candidates by GPA, it is increasingly important that college graduates demonstrate certain key attributes on their resumes.

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    Internship Experience the Top Differentiator When Choosing Between Otherwise Equal Job Candidates

    Employers report that internship experience is the most influential factor they consider when deciding between two otherwise equally qualified job candidates.

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    Hourly Wage Rate for Interns Continues Its Ascent

    The average hourly wage for bachelor’s-level interns has increased steadily since 2014. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, that is the case again this year.

  91. 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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    Trends in One-Year, Five-Year Intern Retention Rates

    One of the benefits of employers converting their interns to full-time hires is evident in employee retention rates.

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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.

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    NACE Quick Poll: Career Centers Accounting for Hybrid Recruiting This Fall

    Most career services offices plan to hold both in-person and virtual career fairs this fall, but many employers expect to hold their own virtual events.

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    NACE Quick Poll: Employers Will Hold Own Virtual Recruiting Events This Fall

    This fall, the majority of employers will be hosting their own virtual recruiting events, such as Zoom sessions, virtual tours, and virtual career fairs.

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    College Career Services on the Move: Why—and What Does It Mean?

    Research shows a greater number of career services units are moving away from their traditional homes in student affairs divisions; this article explores the root causes behind the trend and uses the University of California, Irvine to illustrate what this shift might mean for universities exploring career services realignments on their campuses.

  97. Three people in conversation
    NACE Quick Poll: Career Centers Alter Outreach to Employers, Students From Marginalized Groups

    College career services offices have changed the ways they engage employers and students from historically marginalized groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  98. Five people sitting around a table
    Diversity Hiring and Authenticity at Work

    Many employers have embraced the idea of authenticity at work, but career services must work with students to anticipate and navigate challenges should these employer efforts still fall short.

  99. Three people in conversation
    Reframing Authenticity

    Many employers encourage employees to bring their “authentic” selves to work, but it should ultimately be up to the employee to determine how much of themselves to share.

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    What Will You Keep From These Creative Times?

    After the pandemic forced major changes to recruitment and talent acquisition, the question of what changes were temporary and which are here to stay remains.

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    NACE September 2021 Quick Poll: Racial Injustice Follow Up

    In a follow up to its August 2020 quick poll, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is polling employers and career services professionals on their efforts to address racial injustice in their practices and operations. Results are available in real time.

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    Quick Poll Results Show Virtual Internship Format Likely to Become Permanent

    Many employers that shifted their internship programs to virtual during the pandemic plan to make virtual assignments part of their internship programs in the future.

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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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    Good Intentions, Ethics Washing, and PR in the Hiring Tech Market

    Technology has a place in that future, but whether the tools we use truly promote good or reinforce a damaging status quo depends on the choices we make now.

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    Quick Poll Preliminary Results: More Than Half of Career Centers Have Instituted New DEI PD

    To address and better understand racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, career centers are providing more professional development for their staff.

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    Quick Poll on Racial Injustice: Preliminary Results Show Much Work Remains

    At this early juncture in NACE’s current quick poll, it seems that there is still progress for employers to make in addressing racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups.

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    If We Kill Career Fairs, Then What?

    While many schools have seen fewer students attend both virtual and in-person career fairs, schools must consider other options to foster employer-student relationships.

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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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    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.

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    Virtual Recruiting Offers Path to Equity in Hiring for Full-Time Jobs and Internships

    Virtual recruiting provides a better job-search experience for historically marginalized populations than in-person recruiting, according to results of the NACE 2021 Student Survey.

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    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.

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    Employer Hiring Plans Jump for Class of 2022 Graduates

    Employers plan to hire 26.6% more new graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, which is in line with job opening trends in general.

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    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.

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    Problem-solving Skills Top Attributes Employers Seek on Resumes

    Employers report that they look at resumes for evidence the candidate has problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work in a team.

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    A Case Study of Black Students’ Perception of Experiential Learning at PWIs

    Is experiential learning designed for Black students? Erica Lake’s study found that that Black students at PWIs perceive different college experiences from their peers and are not as engaged in experiential learning, even though they may be interested

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    Candid Reflections on Fall 2021 in Career Services: Observations and Suggestions for Future Practice

    Over the last two years, the nature of employment has shifted, and college career services may need to adjust to more closely align with these changes.

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    Use of GPA as Candidate Selection Tool Falls

    GPA—once widely used to identify potential candidates for jobs—is now used by fewer than half of employers, according to the results of the Job Outlook 2022 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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    Paid Internships: Moving Toward Greater Equity, Setting Pay

    Employers committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent must consider how to diversify the makeup of their internship program.

  120. Increasing Access to Internships Diversifies Workforces

    Despite greater recognition of their negative impacts on the workforce, lack of diversity and an abundance of unpaid internships remain issues, says Anjali Lalani.

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    Internet, Tech Access Issues Affect Students’ Ability to Take Part in Virtual Recruiting Events

    It is difficult for students to be or perform their best when they are concerned about the reliability of their internet access and technology.

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    Future Forward: Key Issues and Recommendations for Success in 2022

    In this look forward, Shawn VanDerziel, executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, addresses disruptions to our professional lives and the opportunities these present for redefining how college career services and employment professionals operate.

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    Graduating During a Recession, On-Campus Recruiting, and University Selectivity

    Research indicates that there are detrimental effects for on hiring for students graduating during a recession from a less-selective university.

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    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.

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    Formal Diversity Recruiting Efforts Climb Among Employers

    The increase in formal diversity recruiting efforts reported continues the growth—and recovery—in this area over the last decade.

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    Offers, Acceptances Climb for Class of 2020

    After declines in offer and acceptance rates in recent years, both increased for Class of 2020 new college graduates.

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    Gender Pay Gap Extends Much Farther Than Current Paycheck

    There are many factors that contribute to the gender pay gap and severe consequences of long-term inequity in pay.

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    College Hiring Surges With 31.6% Increase

    College hiring continues to surge as employers plan to hire 31.6% more new college graduates from the Class of 2022 than they hired from the Class of 2021.

  129. The New Workplace: Approximately 40% of Positions Operate in a Hybrid Modality

    Many employers plan to operate in a hybrid modality, blending in-person and remote work to give their employees and new hires the best of both worlds.

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    Recruiting Process Cycle Times Remain Consistent in Recent Years

    Cycle times during the recruiting process—from interview to offer and from offer to acceptance—have remained steady in recent years

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    Fall 2022 College Hiring Expected to Be Strong

    Fall 2022 recruiting looks extremely positive as almost 90% of employers report that they will be hiring for both full-time and intern/co-op positions at that time.