The students did an outstanding job developing the questionnaire, launching the survey, and reporting the results. Key findings are as follows:
- The most helpful career resources for College/University students are guidance counselors, guest speakers, and co-op programs.
- Almost half of respondents have decided on a specific career path
- Among those who have chosen a career path, half made the decision in College/University and a third did so in high school
- Current high school students regard Guidance Counselor/Academic Advisor and Career Cruising Tools to be the most helpful in considering future careers
- Currently, respondents are especially low on knowledge of jobs in the areas of Engineering and Construction
- The idea of Job Talks is overwhelmingly welcomed by students, with nearly half of respondents reporting that they would “Definitely” use the resource and only 8% reporting they would not
- The most preferable format of Job Talks Interviews is video
- The most preferable platforms for a Job Talks resources are 1) YouTube Channel, 2) Job Talks Website, and 3) Mobile App
- When considering a career, almost two thirds of respondents rank Salary & Benefits among their Top 3 considerations. However, nearly two thirds rank Job Satisfaction as their # 1 consideration.
- Other considerations when hunting for jobs are Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact on Personal Health
- Possible reasons for not using the Job Talks including already having enough resources, already decided on a career, and lack of time.
Below is a terrific infographic of the results, designed by marketing student, Ligia Souza.