ERIC Number: ED322423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-29
Career Center 2000: Report of a Survey of Members of the Midwest College Placement Association.
Walz, Garry R.; And Others
This survey of the Midwest Career Placement Association members (N=264) used an eight-page questionnaire to elicit responses to questions about the nature of subjects' career planning and placement programs and subjects' judgment regarding future trends and developments in career planning and placement as well as future emphases in their centers. Results of the survey indicated: (1) the majority of subjects did not see their alumni career services as especially effective; (2) ratings for career services for adults were notable for the relatively low ratings and the increase in the two top ratings over the alumni ratings; (3) relatively few subjects believed they were effective in their career services for multi-ethnic students; (4) career center staff believed technology was an important aspect of career functioning; (5) career center staff did not see the internationalizing of the career center in terms of career information as of much importance or a function that was being effectively performed; (6) job fairs were seen as a very important aspect of a career planning program; (7) marketing was a topic of major importance for career center staff; and (8) subjects were reasonably positive in rating current strategies in assisting students to find jobs, with almost one-half believing they were doing an above average job. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest College Placement Association (41st, Chicago, IL, August 27-30, 1990).