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 .