Career services technologies can be transformational to the student and the school. Engaging with career technologies reduces the career information gap and leads students to develop greater confidence. This confidence influences career readiness, by helping students overcome any fear, doubt or uncertainty around their future career plans. A 2018 Strada report found that, “current college students who have received career-specific support from their university express substantially greater confidence in their future workforce prospects.” The institution also benefits when students engage with career technology because career confidence drives persistence and completion.
To help career services teams leverage trends and usage patterns to make the case for increasing their budgets, gain greater buy-in, and advance cross-campus collaborations, we designed a short survey to collect data on the career services technologies used across institutions. Importantly, the survey is also designed to help you identify the different pieces of your Career Ed Tech Stack -- the layers of technology and tools that your school uses to help students develop meaningful careers. Completing the survey will help you pinpoint redundancies and holes in your career tech offering, and can encourage you to think of new ways to utilize your existing tools.
Log in to the 3-minute survey and simply check off any tools that are used at your school (you can select multiple per question if applicable). If the tool used at your institution is not listed, just add it in the 'Other' space provided for each question. And if there's anything we left out all together, add it at the bottom.
At the conclusion of the survey, participants will receive a report containing analysis and trends, and showing “stack up” against peer institutions. Plus, every respondent to this survey will be entered to win two registration tickets (valued at $298) to the Career Everywhere event of their choosing: Career Everywhere Boston on December 2nd, 2019; Career Everywhere Houston in February 2020; or Career Everywhere Los Angeles in March 2020. We will be giving away tickets between now and March 2nd. The first winner will be announced on November 4th.
We're very grateful for your participation and support! If you have any questions about the survey, or anything else, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org