AfterCollege Overview for Chinese University Career Couseling Delegation

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AfterCollege overview for National Committee on United States – China Relations, University Career Counseling Delegation, presented by Roberto Angulo, CEO, in San Francisco, CA.

AfterCollege overview for National Committee on United States – China Relations, University Career Counseling Delegation, presented by Roberto Angulo, CEO, in San Francisco, CA.

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  • For college students and alumni – not on line employment services The largest career network for college students and recent grads
  • We did something similar with AfterCollege. We took proven functionality developed by sites like LinkedIn, and allowed employers to engage in Q&A with students, in order to keep their name on campuses even at times when they have no jobs available. When they have openings, these appear next to the respondent’s answers.
  • We did something similar with AfterCollege. We took proven functionality developed by sites like LinkedIn, and allowed employers to engage in Q&A with students, in order to keep their name on campuses even at times when they have no jobs available. When they have openings, these appear next to the respondent’s answers.
  • We did something similar with AfterCollege. We took proven functionality developed by sites like LinkedIn, and allowed employers to engage in Q&A with students, in order to keep their name on campuses even at times when they have no jobs available. When they have openings, these appear next to the respondent’s answers.

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  • 1. AfterCollege Overview for National Committee on United States – China Relations University Career Counseling Delegation November 4 th , 2009 © 2009 AfterCollege, Inc. All Rights Reserved. U.S. Patent No. 7,213,019
  • 2.
    • About AfterCollege
    • Looking for work in the current economy
    • Research & AfterCollege survey findings
    • Role of AfterCollege on college campuses (how we help)
    • Conclusions
    Agenda ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com
  • 3. ® About AfterCollege AfterCollege is the largest career network in the United States for college students and recent graduates, reaching over 2,800,000 job seekers. AfterCollege powers career networks for over 6,700 academic departments and student groups, the largest on the Internet, using its patented process. Our goal: is to provide college students and alumni with the most relevant career information while allowing employers to target the right audiences for their opportunities. U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com
  • 4.
    • 78.1% of college students are having a hard time finding work, according to AfterCollege April, 2009 survey*.
    • 19.7% of NACE’s 2009 Student Survey shows that just 19.7 percent of 2009 who applied for a job were able to one.
    • No correlation between GPA and ease of job search, which indicates most college students are having a hard time finding work.
    ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com 78% finding the job search difficult Source: AfterCollege Snapshot Survey, Spring, 2009. NACE’s  2009 Student Survey   Looking for work in the current economy
  • 5.
      • What are people doing:
      • 45% are having to looking harder for a job
      • 36% are considering jobs they would not consider
      • 10% are considering remain in school
    ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com 78% finding the job search difficult Source: AfterCollege Snapshot Survey, Spring, 2009. Research – Adjusting employment expectations
  • 6.
    • Only 4% of recent graduates of are finding it easy to find a job.
    ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com Research – Some finding it easier to find work 4% 663 26 Total 5% 41 2 Tech 3% 194 6 Nursing 0% 51 0 Life Sciences 3% 29 1 Humanities 4% 209 8 Engineering 3% 101 3 Business 16% 38 6 Allied Health   Total Respondents Found it easy to find job Discipline
  • 7.
    • There is no correlation with GPA and ease of finding a job. Individuals who found it easy to search for a job have the following GPAs:
    ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com 78% finding the job search difficult Research – Good GPA no Guarantee for a Job 100%     38.50% 10 3.6 - 4.0 38.50% 10 3.1 - 3.5 23.10% 6 2.6 - 3.0   Respondents GPA
  • 8. ® U.S. Pat. No. 7,213,019 www.aftercollege.com Not Effective Somewhat Effective Very Effective Research – Most Effective Job Search Methods 1 4% Chat about it at a social networking site, such as Facebook or LinkedIn 3 12% Read about it or chat about it in a blog that pertained to a career interest 4 16% Read/subscribe to an e-newsletter 8 32% Look in the newspaper 9 36% Network at an association or club (trade/industry) 9 36% Visit the career center at your school 10 40% Attend on-campus information sessions/interviews 11 44% Contact an employment contractor, agency, or recruiter 14 56% Visit the career section of the organization/corporation’s site 14 56% Attend a school career fair 15 60% Speak to friends and/or family members 16 64% Speak to a professor, teacher, instructor, or dean 17 68% Search an online job board (e.g. AfterCollege, Monster, CareerBuilder) 18 72% Apply directly to the company/organization 19 76% Speak to someone who already works at the company of interest Job search methods found effective by those who had an easy time finding work  
  • 9. www.aftercollege.com -Patented process (U.S. Pat 7,213,019) - After parents and spouses, teachers and advisors are the main influencers of students in their job search* - 54% of students go to professors and teachers for career information* -29% of employers prefer to work with faculty directly when recruiting on campus Role of AfterCollege – How we help students Source: *Bernard Hodes Group New Voices Survey, December, 2008, ** Michigan State University 2008-2009 Recruiting Trends Survey .
  • 10. www.aftercollege.com -AfterCollege gives faculty a secure communications platform to engage students, alumni and employers -Faculty can easily invite their students and alumni to participate -AfterCollege provides the employers Role of AfterCollege – Enabling Faculty to Help Students
  • 11. www.aftercollege.com Students can see where Alumni from their department work Role of AfterCollege – Enabling Real-World Networking
  • 12. www.aftercollege.com -Online professional networking via department-specific career networks -Enlisting faculty to promote and facilitate networking with employers and alumni Role of AfterCollege – Enabling Real-World Networking
  • 13. www.aftercollege.com -Students are having a difficult time finding work and they need all the help they can get -Real-world networking is more effective than social networking in finding a job (e.g. talking to friends, family, faculty) -Faculty and academic departments provide a great additional channel to helping students find jobs -AfterCollege has proven the effectiveness of a decentralized department-specific career-assistance approach over the past 10 years. Conclusions