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Annual Report 2013-14

“JOBS”

  • Unit: Career Services
  • Program Description: The “JOBS” initiative was approved and funded through Student Success Fees.  This program was designed to make available job opportunities and on-line resources that can assist students with the job search process.

 

OUTCOMES: 

  1. Job Postings

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services provided students with timely access to electronic job postings, thus keeping pace with the growing number of electronic job postings.  
    Measure: 20% increase in job postings for career, pre-career (co-op, internship, and summer), local part-time, on-campus and Work Study jobs.

  • SSF Deliverable: Career Services posted 14,378 for July through June. This represented a 65.2% increase in job postings compared to a baseline of average job postings for 2010-2012.  Career Services has exceeded the proposed outcomes and measures thus far.  The following chart shows a breakdown of job posting types:

Month

2013-14

Career       

   Pre-Career  

  Local  PT          

    On-Campus

Work Study  

  2013-2014  

                CUM     

 

Baseline

 

CUM

Increase

July

    510

      101

   159

      18

     1

       789

     789

       442

  78.1%

August

    553

      114

   252

      44

     2

       965

  1,754

   1,019

  72.1%

Sept

    618 

      209

   257

      61

    70

      1215

  2,969

   1,880

  57.9%

Oct

    769       198    265       32     15       1279

  4,248

   2,519

  68.6%

Nov

    557       176

   160

      25

      6

       924

  5,172

   3,125

  65.5%

Dec

    518

      179

   144

      21

      4

       866

  6,038

   3,064

  67.5%

Jan

    775       307    221       50     16

     1369

  7,407

   4,414

  67.8%

Feb

    659 

      369

   163

      45

    15

     1251

  8,658

   5,158

  67.9%

Mar     745       369    220       55     15      1404  10,062    6,008   67.5%

Apr

    958       327    246       71     13      1615

 11,677

   7,018

  66.4%

May     932       295    318       43       5      1593  13270    7,968   66.6%
June     682       193    201       31       1      1108  14378    8,706   65.2%

ANNUAL

 6,662

   2,349

  2,087

    422

  157

  14,378

 

   8,706

 

  1. Emerging Markets

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services researched new emerging job markets, creating additional employment opportunities for students.
    Measure: Research and identify six new emerging markets, distributing market information and creating new jobs.

  1. TRANSPORTATION As nations seek to stabilize, renew and strengthen their economies, creating jobs and preparing the next generation to succeed in an interconnected, sustainably-minded world, transportation has emerged as a focal point and avenue to do so by improving efficiency and performance of new and existing systems.  The benefits of well-designed, conducive transportation systems extends to all populations, large and small, proliferates the movement of goods and services, helps to revitalize business, allows employers to tap into larger workforces, builds economic revenues, and increases overall value.  Career Services sees this as a growing job market.
  • Transportation Website - Career Services launched the Transportation Job Market website with the following emerging markets within the growing field of transportation: Logistics, Alternative Transportation, Infrastructure, and Safety & Security.  Each sector includes information on the industry, career paths, and job search.
  • Careers In Transportation - Career Services hosted "Careers in Transportation: Emerging Opportunities" on February 13, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00pm in UU220.  Speakers included: *Denver Igarta, Transportation Planner for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation; *Diana Gomez, Central Valley Regional Director for High-Speed Rail Authority; and Alex; and *Goddard, Head of Logistics for Caylym Technologies International.  The focus was on career paths, what is changing and emerging in the fields of alternative transportation, transportation planning and logistics.  Following the panel, attendees had an opportunity to network and engage in informal discussion.  Results: 50 students participated in the event.
  1. FOOD INDUSTRY - Society’s interest in food is evolving as the new food culture expands and consumers are more concerned about where their food comes from and how healthy it is.
  • Food Website - Career Services launched the Food Industry website with the following emerging markets within the growing field of the Food Industry: Food Safety, Food Business, Sustainability, Food Justice and Food Art.  Each sector includes information on the industry, career paths, and job search.
  • Careers for Food Enthusiasts - Career Services hosted "Careers for Food Enthusiasts" on October 22, 2103 to feature current professionals in a wide array of food-related careers who shared their career path and advice for turning their passion for food into a career.  The panelists were comprised of representatives from:  *Lucia Cleveland, founder of The Spice Hunter; *Victoria Carranza, private contractor for One Cool Earth; *Rachel Duchak, owner and blogger of Central Coast Foodie; and *Traven Marks, co-owner of Elly's Sweet Tooth.  Results:  103 students participated in the event.
  1. EMERGING MARKET EXHIBIT - Career Services presented an Emerging Markets exhibit in the Community Gallery, 1st floor of Kennedy Library.  The display was featured February 18th through March 9th.  The campus community was invited to explore the expanding fields of transportation, food future, clean energy and social media, and to visualize the future of work in the 21st century. 
  2. Online Resources

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services provided students with access to on-line search resources to assist the job search process. 
    Measure: Provide access to three on-line resources that will assist students with the job search process.

  • SSF Deliverable:  Career Services provided access to the following on-line resources to assist students with the job search process.  Career Services exceeded the proposed outcomes and measures for this area. 

    1. Going Global – Career Services offered “Going Global” to the campus community, assisting students explore international opportunities.  This resource provided country specific career and employment information, including world-wide internships and job postings, employer listings, corporate profiles and cultural advice.  There were 6,755 view this academic year, students showing greatest interest in job postings (4,689), international topics (1,234) and country topics (508).
    2. BIG Interview - Career Services offered “BIG Interview” to the campus community.  This resource provided on-line job interview training that would assist students with the interview process.  This included interview training, practice interviews (mock interview, record, and playback feature), question library and answer builder.  There were 335 students who utilized the service, with an average visit rate of 2.08 and average time at 32 minutes.
    3. Career Spots - Career Services offered "Video Spots" as a means to prepare students for their careers.  Students were able to access a virtual library of high quality videos.  Videos were available on how to find a job, internship or co-op.  Over 500 videos on careers and occupations.  Career Spots also provided 24/7 career advice.  There were 7,884 video views this academic year, with students showing the greatest interest in interview dress (3,265), interview - during (1,115), resume/cover letters (823), and interview - before (756). 
    4. Vault: Career Insider - Career Services offered "Vault: Career Insider" to the campus community.  Vaults primary focus is employer job postings.  It provides company profiles and professional reviews to assist graduates with the job search process.  This on-line resource also included downloadable e-books, career advice articles and guides.  This on-line resource was available from July to November 2013 (discontinued in favor of other resources). 
    5. Collegefeed - Career Services launched "Collegefeed" as a resource to kick-start the job search process through a network that connect students and/or graduates with industry insiders.  Collegefeed matched students with employers based on skills and interests.  Students create a profile which showcase work, projects, courses, and skills.  They enter the name of companies they would like to work with.  A recommendation engine will suggest similar companies and jobs (like Netflix does with the movies).  This on-line resource was activated in February 2014. 

Student Success Fee Funding: 

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services was allocated $77,000 for the JOBS Initiative for 2013-14. Measure: Fully expend SSF funds through the delivery of services.

  • SSF Deliverables: Career Services expended SSF funds, while meeting and/or exceeding the proposed outcomes and deliverables.  Balance of $29.89 at year-end.

Month

Admin Support

 

Student

Wages 

 

On-Line

  Resources   

SSF Fund Total

July

 $ 5,343.68

  $ 0  

$ 0

 $ 5,343.68

August

 $ 5,343.68

 $ 735.20

$ 0

$ 6,078.88

September

$ 5,350.48

$ 540.00

$ 0

$ 5,890.48

October

$ 5,343.68

$ 772.20

$ 0

 $ 6,115.68

November

 $ 5,305.50

$ 1,716.00

$ 0

$ 7,021.50

December

 $ 5,202.06

 $ 0

 $ 1,014.00

$ 6,216.06

January

 $ 5,439.17

$ 0

$ 0

$ 5,439.17

February

 $ 5,661.63

 $ 0

$ 0

$ 5,661.63

March

$ 6,219.72

$ 0

$ 5,395.00

$11,614.80

April

 $ 6,233.94

$ 0

$ 0

 $ 6,223.94

May

$ 5,677.30

 $ 0

$ 0

$ 5,677.04

June

 $5,677.07

$ 0

               $ 0

$5,677.07

TOTAL

 $ 66,797.91

$ 3,763.20

$ 6,409.00

 $ 76,970.11

 

 

 

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