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Assessing the Value of Collegiate Career Services

In conjunction with the 23 California State University Career Center Directors, CREW has completed the following statewide studies:

2011 CSU Career Directors Employer Survey

In October and November of 2011, 20 of the 23 campuses of the California State University conducted a survey of 978 employers who hired students and recent graduates across the State of California over the past three years. The results identify critical hiring factors; hiring trends; and the performance of recent CSU graduates compared to all recent graduates hired by these employers over the past three years. Employers identified four areas where CSU graduates they had hired were rated significantly above the pool of all college graduates they had hired: (1)teamwork; (2)flexibility to respond to changing work demands; (3)capability to learn what is necessary to be effective in their assignments; and (4)representing the diversity of the emerging workplace.  

Follow this link for an Executive Summary of the results and to download a complete copy of the full report: 2011 CSU Career Directors Statewide EmployerSurvey

Follow this link to download a student flyer: Employer Advice to CSU Students based on the survey responses.

CSU Career Directors Statewide Employer Survey

In October and November 2009, Career Centers from 21 of the 23 campuses of the California State University conducted a statewide survey of employers who recruit students for professional postgraduate positions. Employers identified four areas where CSU graduates rated significantly above the general college graduate pool (teamwork; flexibility to respond to changing work demands; potential to contribute to the success of an organization in the future; and representing the diversity of the emerging workplace) reinforced the importance of centralized campus-based employer services, and documented the impact of a any loss/reduction in these services on hiring CSU graduates.

Click here to read the Executive Summary of the survey results and download a full copy of the report: Putting Education To Work: CSU Career Directors Statewide Employer Survey

Purposeful Partnerships for Student Career Success: Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Collaboration

This whitepaper presents case studies of ten distinctive partnerships across the California State University System, highlighting collaboration between Career Centers and Academic Programs that support student success. Partnerships include those focused on particular industries (e.g. entertainment, hospitality); particular disciplines such as Business, Communications, and STEM; integrating advising, community engagement, and career exploration; and program and student learning outcomes assessment.

Click here to access: Purposeful Partnerships for Student Career Success: Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Collaboration

More Information

For more information on the Center for Research on Employment and the Workforce please contact:
Jim Case Director, Career Center
Cal State Fullerton
P.O. Box 6830 Fullerton, CA 92834
657-278-2499
jcase@fullerton.edu

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