Recognizing the need for stronger pathways

Only a third of students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market and in the workplace. Just half believe their major will lead to a good job. These findings also point to solutions, revealing that students who have these three career-focused experiences at their institution are significantly more confident about their preparation for the workforce:

1. Speak often with faculty or staff about their career options

2. Have at least one university official initiate a conversation with them about their career options

3. Believe their school is committed to helping their students find a rewarding career

Yet, some students find certain services more helpful than others depending on factors like field of and demographic groups.