ERIC Number: ED336660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Career Planning & Placement Survey, 1991.
College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.
In 1991, survey questionnaires were completed by 823 out of 1,518 College Placement Council college members in a study assessing the status of career planning and placement activities. The results revealed that 87% of the responding offices were centralized. The 1991 survey results showed a continuation of the decline in the use of "placement" alone in the office titles, with the largest gain being in the use of the term "career services." Most respondents reported their offices being very accessible (49.7%) or accessible (42.5%) to students. There has been a decline since 1975 in the percentage of offices with less than 1,000 square feet of space. One-fourth of the respondents reported adding to their professional staffs since 1987, while 8% reported cutbacks. Over 84% of directors had at least a master's degree, and 12.3% had a doctorate. More than one-half of the respondents reported no significant budgetary changes since 1987, 36.5% reported an increase, and 12.3% reported a decrease. Results from 1991 showed a decrease since 1987 in the percentage of offices offering placement of graduates into full-time employment, placement of students into summer and part-time employment, placement of alumni, campus interviewing, credential service, and resume referral. More than one-half of respondents cited the proliferation of technology as the greatest change in the career planning and placement field over the past 5 years. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, College Graduates, College Students, Higher Education, Job Placement, Student Personnel Services
College Placement Council, Inc., 62 Highland Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017 ($30.00 members, $50.00 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 635-638.