Schools spend less on career centers despite pressure to help grads get jobs
- Though some schools are the exception to the rule, with institutions like Wake Forest University moving their career centers to new spaces and expanding staff with parent and alumni donations, most have career centers that are understaffed and underfunded.
- According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the budget of the average college career office dropped almost 16% last year, and the average college career counselor today serves 1,645 students.
- In the class of 2010, only 42% nationally were employed upon graduation, and that figure only climbed to about 66% within six months.
From the article:
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Courtney Flynn spends a lot of her time in a bright, bustling office suite that looks like something out of the Fortune 500, shining with floor-to-ceiling frosted glass, conference rooms and bright contemporary furniture. She doesn’t work here. She’s what she calls a “serial visitor,” popping in to get advice she hopes will help her land a good job someday, someplace else. ...
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