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ERIC Number: EJ797129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
In Tight Employment Market, Career Services Gain Clout
Lipka, Sara
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n36 pA1 May 2008
Today, more and more students and parents are asking whether college is about getting education or getting a job. The stakes these days are especially high. Tuition and student-loan debt have risen to record levels, while the economy has slowed. In a competitive market, a college degree is no longer the golden ticket to a professional career. Due to factors such as economic conditions, public expectations, and a heightened emphasis on student success, many colleges are starting to ramp up their career services. Some colleges are aggressively marketing career services, redoubling their efforts to reach out to employers, and grappling with the best way to measure their success. This article describes some of the efforts (for example, career fairs and on-campus corporate recruiting) made by various colleges in improving their career services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A