Is it time to redesign the campus career center?
- University Business profiles the new role of the campus career center, which at many institutions now finds its operations folded in with those of academic advisement resources.
- More than half of campus career centers come under the purview of the student affairs division, and 25% are in the academic affairs office.
- Schools like Howard Community College are offering counseling resources for career and personal life, an approach to making holistic improvements that can benefit lifestyle and professional development.
As nontraditional student bodies increase in number, financial and academic needs to find success, the career center should be an adaptable resource for students to match skills with passion and industrial access. Many students know what they want to do with their lives and even if they have the skills to perform job functions in specific fields.
But what they may not know is the entry-level salaries for certain jobs, geographic trends in certain industries and the impact these can have on loan repayment, or the value of internship and credentialing in certain fields. For all students, and particularly those who may not attend school full-time or are working full-time outside of their fields, intrusive advisement is not only a solid recommendation but essential for their professional futures.
- University Business Campus career centers: All in a day's work