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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 906-635-2189 Theresa Weaver, Director Liberal Arts Advisor email@example.com 906-635-2733
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
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.
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: www.lssu.edu/careerservices
Employment Trends for LSSU Graduates “Placement Rate”
Location of First Job LSSU Graduates Upper Peninsula -2008 No jobs in MI -High cost of college--students staying closer to home--EUP count up. Stay and work in area after graduation.
LSSU Graduates by Degree Yearly stats available on our website Consistently highest salary and “placement” Popular local jobs
Continued LSSU Graduates by Degree Consistently highest salary and “placement” Popular local jobs *only 1 salary reported. Usually range $45,000-55,000