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1 Where are the jobs? E.U.P. Workforce Development Board Meeting March 8, 2012

2 LSSU Career Services Topics of Discussion Today 1.Career Services overview 2.Skill gaps noted by employers 3.“Placements” of LSSU grads 4.Local observations 5.Q&A

3 1 Career Services Overview

4 HISTORY of Career Services -PLACEMENT OFFICES Created at universities after WWII -CAREER/EMPLOYMENT CENTERS By the 1980s-1990s most colleges removed “Placement” from their office name -CAREER SERVICES/CAREER DEVELOPMENT Have evolved into educational/advising centers

5 Career Services…dedicated to student success! Our Mission …Dedicated to promoting the academic, personal and occupational success of students by assisting them in the process of career development and job search preparation. Mary Jo Meehan, LPC Assistant Professor, Career Counselor Theresa Weaver, Director Liberal Arts Advisor

6 Career Services Programs and Services Academic Department for Undeclared Students Career Counseling Vocational Assessments (Stephen Youngs Testing Program) Freshman Seminar and Professional Development Courses Resume & Job Search Education Career Fairs On-campus interviewing Career Workshops Career Resource Library

7 2 Skill Gaps

8 Candidate Skills & Qualities Employers are Seeking ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS SEEK% OF RESPONDENTS Ability to work in a team79.8% Leadership77.2% Communication skills (written)75.6% Problem-solving skills74.1% Strong work ethic73.1% Analytical/quantitative skills72.0% Communications skills (verbal)67.4% Initiative65.3% Technical skills61.1% Detail-oriented57.5% NACE Research: Job Outlook 2012 Positive feedback from recruiters regarding LSSU grads.

9 3 First Destination of LSSU Grads

10 First Destination Report Career Services surveys grads within their first year of graduating. Requests information on their first job (or grad school admission) and starting salary Results available on our website at:

11 Employment Trends for LSSU Graduates “Placement Rate”

12 Location of First Job LSSU Graduates Upper Peninsula No jobs in MI -High cost of college--students staying closer to home--EUP count up. Stay and work in area after graduation.

13 LSSU Graduates by Degree Yearly stats available on our website Consistently highest salary and “placement” Popular local jobs

14 Continued LSSU Graduates by Degree Consistently highest salary and “placement” Popular local jobs *only 1 salary reported. Usually range $45,000-55,000

15 4 Local Observations

16 LSSU Grads 1 st job in EUP Highest frequency reported in EUP

17 LSSU Grads 1 st job in U.P. Engineering jobs reported in EUP/UP

18 LSSU Grads 1 st job in U.P. Teaching jobs reported in EUP/UP

19 LSSU Grads 1 st job in U.P. Nursing jobs reported in EUP/UP

20 5 Questions??? & Discussion Thanks for the invite!


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