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#1: Social Media Updates
• 83% of students want career
centers to provide career
updates via social media.
• Post
– Latest...
#2: Skill Development
• 49% are either never or
rarely teaching students
new professional skill.
• Create a list of free o...
#3: Brand Awareness
• 32% say that their career
centers are either never or
rarely effective in
communicating with them
on...
#4: Alumni Connections
• 29% of career centers are
either never or rarely willing
to connect students to
alumni.
• Connect...
#5: Corporate Events
• 30% have either never or
rarely provided regular
career events where
students can network.
• Meet a...
#6: Internship Support
• 68% of Students wish that
their career service centers
offered more internship
support.
• Create ...
#7: Entrepreneurship
• Show students that there
are alternative career
paths other than a full-time
job.
• Court local sta...
#8: Put Them On The Right Path
• 57% of students say their
center is either never or
rarely helpful in helping
them figure...
#9: Student Ambassadors
• Train students to help other
students with their careers.
• Select students based on
their inter...
#10:Virtual Career Fairs
• Create additional events
virtually to give students
more opportunities to meet
employers.
• Vir...
Q & A
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10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center by Career EDGE

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10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center by Career EDGE

  1. 1. #1: Social Media Updates • 83% of students want career centers to provide career updates via social media. • Post – Latest career events – Local meet ups – Articles, videos, podcasts Source: Jobvite, Kaplan 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  2. 2. #2: Skill Development • 49% are either never or rarely teaching students new professional skill. • Create a list of free online courses from: Udemy, Udacity and General Assembly. • Career Edge! 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  3. 3. #3: Brand Awareness • 32% say that their career centers are either never or rarely effective in communicating with them on campus. • Use newsletters, workshops, career courses and social networks. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  4. 4. #4: Alumni Connections • 29% of career centers are either never or rarely willing to connect students to alumni. • Connect students with alumni that are in their field for mock interviews, to learn from and for jobs. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  5. 5. #5: Corporate Events • 30% have either never or rarely provided regular career events where students can network. • Meet and greets, speakers, panels, mock interview workshops. • Online events using Google Hangouts. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  6. 6. #6: Internship Support • 68% of Students wish that their career service centers offered more internship support. • Create a section on your website that highlights internships. • Attract new employers and build those relationships. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  7. 7. #7: Entrepreneurship • Show students that there are alternative career paths other than a full-time job. • Court local startups or accelerators to post roles on your job board. • Encourage students to start side projects. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  8. 8. #8: Put Them On The Right Path • 57% of students say their center is either never or rarely helpful in helping them figure out a career path. • Help them understand their options, the skills required and then connect them to the right people. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  9. 9. #9: Student Ambassadors • Train students to help other students with their careers. • Select students based on their internship track record. • After 4 months, promote them to team leaders so they can cultivate the community. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  10. 10. #10:Virtual Career Fairs • Create additional events virtually to give students more opportunities to meet employers. • Virtual events are cheaper and more scalable for everyone involved. 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center 10 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Career Center
  11. 11. Q & A

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