Students felt that career services did not really prepare them.
It is indeed difficult to get the first job soon after college. In fact, it can be a stressful process too. Many college graduates feel that their university’s career services offices have not given them the required support and help. As per a Gallup poll spotted by The Atlantic, only 16 per cent of graduates of all ages (from the 1940s to the class of 2016) say their experience was “very helpful,” while only 27 per cent found it “helpful”. In total, about two in five graduates feel that visiting career counsellors at school was useful. However, 16 per cent found it “not at all helpful”.
Students, in general, felt that career services did not really prepare them for the real world. This, even if they had a good experience. In the US, it has been found that recent college grads have an unemployment rate of 5.6 per cent, while a 12.6 per cent are underemployed. College career services have an important duty to help students get jobs and launch careers. The results are based on online surveys of 11,483 people with at least a bachelor’s degree between August and October of 2016.