• Alumni Career Coaching

FIU’s Maria Tomaino’s Alumni Career Coaching Method

Florida International University (FIU) Associate Director of Alumni Career Development Maria Tomaino holds the responsibility of educating and empowering a 215,000 alumni population through a myriad of decisions they face regarding their job-search strategy and overall alumni career coaching approach. In leading alumni career services efforts at the fourth-largest institution in the country, Tomaino focuses [...]

  • Greek Life Career Development

Greek Life’s Impact on Student Career Development

After a Gallup study surveying over 30,000 college graduates found that students that were a part of Greek life in college were more likely to be “thriving” in their work, the long-term benefits of joining a sorority or fraternity have become increasingly apparent, and the values instilled in sororities and fraternities are proven to be [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Career Development, Networking, Student Success|Tags: , , |
  • NACE Career Outcomes

15 Trends in the NACE Class of ’15 Employment Survey

As the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) continues to track career outcomes and job prospects for recent graduates with it’s recently released “First Destinations for the College Class of 2015” report, CampusTap combed through the annual survey for 15 interesting trends and developments among specific regions, institutions and majors. Overall, the NACE survey [...]

  • Alumni Volunteering

Connecting Alumni Volunteering to the Career Mission

After largely operating as sole entities, in the past five years career services and alumni relations professionals are integrating their offices to increase placement, career readiness, alumni engagement and donations by creating alumni volunteering opportunities tied to the career narrative. CampusTap explored this early-stage development in the recently-released ebook, “Merging Alumni Relations & Career Services [...]

  • UC Berkeley international students

How International Students Can Obtain Internships

While international students may find it more difficult to find an internship in the United States during their higher education experience than their American counterparts, that doesn’t reduce its role as an integral component of their experiential learning. In fact, a Chronicle of Higher Education survey demonstrates that internships and employment during college are the [...]

  • TEAN Study Abroad

Marketing the Value of Study Abroad Experiences

Many people don’t realize that only one percent of students study abroad. However, those students are twice as likely to find employment within a year after graduation and have a 25 percent higher average starting salary than students who don’t study abroad. Additionally, 50 percent of employers feel study abroad experience is valuable to an [...]

  • Career Development

How Data & Alignment Power Career Development at U of Rochester

The University of Rochester is heading into a pilot year aligning the Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center with alumni relations and advancement, but Joe Testani, assistant dean and executive director of the career and internship center, as well as Michelle Marks-Hook, assistant director of student/alumni engagement programs, have taken a systematic approach, using [...]

  • Creative Resume

The Unconventional Resumes That Got Job Seekers Hired

Amidst recent graduates pursuing their first job, seasoned alumni looking to make their next career move, and companies attempting to sort through endless resumes, acquiring an interview can often seem impossible if job seekers have no internal connections. To stand out against competition, candidates have been embracing the trend of submitting a creative, or alternative, [...]

  • The Undergraduate Experience

‘What Matters Most’ in the Undergraduate Experience

For anyone in higher education, “The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most” is a must read. The book addresses the underlying issues many institutions face in a “how-to” style. Each chapter covers a different concept and way of thinking. The end result is six core concepts to consider and apply to your institution. [...]

  • Purdue Career Planning Workshops

Embedding Career Planning Workshops at Purdue

Purdue University’s Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) has a proven track record of committing to career services excellence and implementing cutting-edge strategies such as career planning workshops to ensure it’s reaching that excellence. Whether it’s maximizing marketing and career development efforts through the structuring of an internal internship program or annually publishing the Career Planning [...]