In my last blog post, I shared this reality: many college career service offices are lame. Too many schools are failing to prepare students adequately for the work world and part of the problem can be traced to moribund career services.
If you missed the post, here it is:
A University That Gets It Right
I pulled the following details about the ambitious Wake Forest program from a report, A Roadmap to Transforming the College-to-Career Experience, that I mentioned in my previous post.
Wake Forest University, Undergrads and Careers
A Cabinet-Level Approach to Career Development
Impressive Job Placement Stats
Over the last three years, Wake Forest has raised more than $10 million to invest in a state-of-the art office, unique “College-to-Career” courses, enhances employer relations, and quadrupling the size of its team to address not only career development, but also mentoring, leadership, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, family business and professional development.
The approach is paying off as 95 percent of the class of 2012 was either employed or attending graduate school six months after graduation, according to first destination survey respondents (78 percent of the student body).