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25 th Annual Conference The First-Year Experience. Career Services and Employment Resources that Impact Retention. 5,400 Students. 14,000 Students. 5,500 Students. Montgomery College: Three Campus Community College +. Plus: School of Art and Design Off Campus Sites.

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25 th annual conference the first year experience
25th Annual ConferenceThe First-Year Experience

Career Services and Employment Resources that Impact Retention


5,400 Students

14,000 Students

5,500 Students

Montgomery College:Three Campus Community College +

  • Plus:
  • School of Art and Design
  • Off Campus Sites

….and 166 distant courses with 2,941enrollments.

definition career and employment resources
Definition: Career and Employment Resources
  • Career counseling and assessment (group and individual)
  • Job search assistance
  • Career infusion through curriculum
  • Class presentations/workshops as requested by faculty and staff
  • Workshops (ranging from job search assistance: résumé and interviewing skills, to career decision making)
  • Job Fairs
  • On-campus recruitment
  • Career resources management
  • Major related career fairs
  • Job database/résumé exchange oversight
why do students need career employment services
Why do Students Need Career/Employment Services?
  • Rising College Cost
    • 48% college qualified HS grads prevented
    • 22% excluded completely
  • Record number of students plan to work
    • Number of hours worked impact degree attainment
    • Family income positively correlates with degree attainment
why students work
Why Students Work!
  • Self Sustainment
  • Pay for Rising Tuition Cost
  • Offset Federal, State & Local Budget Cuts
  • Avoid Debt – Latino Students
  • Résumé Enhancement
financial aid not enough
Financial Aid: Not Enough!
  • 1979 Pell Grants covered 99% of student needs
  • 2003 Pell Grants covered 66%
  • Perkins Loans facing all but elimination
  • Loans, grants, federal work study, need and merit based aid
  • Expected Family Contribution……right!

Result: Student retention down

career employment resources helps retention
Career/Employment Resources Helps Retention
  • Short and long range goal clarification
  • Better jobs, less work hours needed
  • More time to earn higher GPA
  • On-campus jobs not for everyone
  • Addressing risk factors
building career employment programs
Building Career/Employment Programs
  • Tie program outcomes to mission and concerns of the college/university
    • Speak the institution’s language of “retention” “persistence” and other revenue enhancing terms.
    • Develop strategic plans
building career employment programs10
Building Career/Employment Programs

Collaborate with other departments

  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • Institutional Research
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Life
  • Counseling and Advising
  • Academic Committees (Assembly)
  • Students
  • Business Community
  • Web Sites
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Reports
  • Faculty & Staff
  • FYE
  • Targeted Classroom Presentations
developing need based services and resources
Developing Need Based Services and Resources
  • Varied hours of operation
  • Modes of service delivery
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Content
  • Are students getting what they paid for?
  • Can you correlate your services with student success?
  • How do services impact the priorities of the institution?
  • Does the institution know about your services?

Are Your Students Planning or Darting into their Future?

Career and Employment Services Can Point the Way!


No one achieves their dream without a goal real enough to taste,

a reason strong enough to move mountains,

a strategy as specific as a roadmap,

and a willingness to take action no matter what the circumstances.




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