Successful Students Tap Career Centers


The most effective job-search resources are not the most popular among students, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

NACE’s Graduating Student Survey found that students who tended to use college career center resources—including career fairs and affiliated Web sites—were more likely to secure full-time jobs than those who applied via an employer’s Web site.

Of students with full-time positions, 52% applied at campus career center fairs and 41% posted resumes on a career center Web site. However, among the 12,300 students surveyed, only 44% and 34% used these methods, respectively. The most popular methods were sending applications directly to a potential employer, either via their Web site (71%) or through the mail (47%).

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2007 Graduating Student Survey , www.naceweb.org .

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