Developing Next Generation Career Services

Strategies for Increasing Alumni and Employer Engagement

Topics: Internships and Co-Op Programs, Career Services, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Employment, Experiential Learning

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By Reading This Study, Members Will Learn About:

  • Major trends in the field of career services
  • Expanding the alumni mentor network
  • Brokering smarter matches between current students and alumni 
  • Increasing employer development yield
  • Customizing recruiting activities

Executive Summary

Seeing parents and legislators call for more “practicality” in a college education and greater competition for a shrinking number of traditional undergraduate applicants, many institutions are revisiting the scope and content of career services. In this report, the Council profiles higher education’s most innovative career services initiatives as well as strategies for institutions with limited budgets to maximize the value of career advising. Topics covered in this research include expanding the alumni mentor network and improving employer development yield.