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Monthly Progress Report 2013-14

“JOBS” –March 2014

  • Unit: Career Services
  • Program Description: The “JOBS” initiative has been approved and funded through Student Success Fees.  This program is 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 will provide 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 10,062 jobs for July through March. This represented a 67.5% 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  

  2012-2013  

                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

 

  

  

  

     

      

      

 

   

 

ANNUAL

  5,704

     2,022

  1,841

        351

    144

    10,062

 

 

 

  1. Emerging Markets

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services will research 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. 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. 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 as initiativs move forward.
  • 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 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 - 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.
  • 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 The Spice Hunter, One Cool Earth, Central Coast Foodie, and Elly's Sweet Tooth.  Results:  103 students participated in the event.
  • Food Website - Website is coming soon!  This will include following emerging markets within the growing field of food:  Food Safety, Food Business, Sustainability, Food Justice and Food Art.
  1. Online Resources

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

    1. Going Global – Career Services offers “Going Global” to the campus community, assisting students explore international opportunities.  This resource provides country specific career and employment information, including world-wide internships and job postings, employer listings, corporate profiles and cultural advice.
    2. BIG Interview - Career Services offers “BIG Interview” to the campus community.  This resource provides on-line job interview training that would assist students with the interview process.  This includes interview training, practice interviews (mock interview record and playback feature), question library and answer builder.
    3. Career Spots - Career Services offers "Video Spots" as a means to prepare students for their careers.  Students will be able to access a virtual library of high quality videos.  Videos are available on how to find a job, internship or co-op.  Over 500 videos on careers and occupations.  Career Spots also provides 24/7 career advice.
    4. 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 will match students with employers based on skills and interests.  Students create a profile which showcase work, projects, courses, and skills.  Enter the name of companies the student would like to work with.  A recommendation engine will suggest similar companies and jobs (like Netflix does with the movies).

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 has expended SSF funds, while meeting and/or exceeding the proposed outcomes and deliverables.

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

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $ 49,209.60

$ 3,763.20

$ 6,409.00

 $ 59,381.00

 

 

Annual Report 2012-13

“JOBS”

  • Unit: Career Services
  • Program Description: The “JOBS” initiative has been approved and funded through Student Success Fees.  This program is 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 will provide 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 11,023 jobs from September through June. This represented a 43.5% increase in job postings compared to a baseline of average job postings for 2010-2012.  Career Services exceeded the proposed outcomes and measures for this area.  The following chart shows a breakdown of job posting types:

Month

2012-13

Career       

   Pre-Career  

  Local  

PT          

    On-Campus

Work Study  

2012-2013       

              CUM     

 

Baseline

 

CUM

Increase

September

   505 

   173

   207

      60

     83

    1,028

 1,028

    861

  19.4%

October

   697

   206

   196

      27

     15

    1,141

 2,169

    639

  44.6%

November

   543

   136

   161

      25

       7

       872

 3,041

    605

  44.5%

December

   397

   142

     86

      33

       3

       661

 3,702

    477

  43.4%

January

   697

   311

   192

      44

       8

   1,252

 4,954

    809

  46.1%

February

   613

   286

   168

      34

     11

   1,112

 6,066

    743

  46.7%

March

   640

   296

   197

      74

     19

   1,226

 7,292

    849

  46.3%

April

   754

   319

   286

      64

     22

   1,445

 8,737

  1009

  45.8%

May

   694

   283

   259

      56

       5

   1,297

10,034

    949

  44.6%

June

   608

   180

   180

      19

       2

       989

11,023

    738

  43.5%

ANNUAL

 6,148

  2,332

  1,932

    436

    175

   11,023

11,023

  7679

  43.5%

  1. Emerging Markets

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

  • SSF Deliverable: Career Services developed the following emerging markets.  The criteria established to evaluate the emerging markets will be based on potential growth (fact), does it impact a broad base of majors (fit) and does it support the mission of Cal Poly and Career Services (context).

  • The Emerging Market website was launched and can be found at:  http://careerservices.calpoly.edu/content/ejm/emerging-job-market.  As markets are researched and developed, they will be introduced to the website to educate students on the job opportunities within each market.

  • A. Cleantech (clean energy) - Sustainability included multiple emerging markets.  But this term has broad implications.  We have termed the emerging market as “cleantech” which represents a diverse range of products, services and processes, all intended to:

    1. Provide superior performance at lower costs
    2. Reduce or eliminate negative ecological impact
    3. Make more efficient and responsible use of natural resources
    4. Improve quality of life by enhancing human health and promoting social justice
  • With this definition in mind, cleantech is not simply another industry limited to specific sectors.  Rather, it is an eco-innovation that applies to all industry sectors, encompasses non-profit organizations and public policy on community, state, national and international levels, and seeks answers to human problems for the benefit of future generations.  Cleantech was broken into multiple emerging markets that included: clean energy, efficiency, energy storage, water, transportation, and air & environment.  The following actions were designed to supplement the development of these emerging markets:
    1. EPA Renewable Energy - Career Services hosted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 13, 2012.  The EPA reported on renewable energy and educating students about career opportunities in federal government, including pathways to these opportunities and the rewards of federal service.  Results: 155 students and 15 faculty/staff participated in the events.
    2. Careers in Clean Energy - Career Services hosted an employer panel of industry professionals on Careers in Clean Energy on February 14, 2013.  The following companies participated and provided insight into careers in clean energy: REC Solar, SLO County/Energy Program, Siemens Energy, Topaz Solar Farm, Center for Resource Solution, California Utilities Commission, and Technica Communications.  Results: 80 students participated in the event.
    3. Clean Energy Website - Career Services launched the clean energy website, providing information on career paths and job search links.
  • B.  Social Media - Career Services was identified as an emerging market.  According to Wikipedia, social media means "media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques.  Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue."  the Pew Internet and American Life Project published "The Demographics of Social Media Users - 2012" in February 2013, reported that 67% of online adults (83% of those 18-29 years of age) use social networking sites.  The prevalence and power of social media is undeniable and careers relted to this phenomenon are found in every section of our economy.                       
  • There is an enormous range of opportunities that exist within social media.  Possibilities range across majors including finance, sales, business development, communications, human resources, web, and graphic design, product management, software engineering, analytics, copy editing, and many more. 
  • Information was presented through an image-driven webpage solution, which included a web form for employers and students to use for adding new/additional information to our base of information. 
  • The following actions was taken to supplement the development of this emerging markets:
    1.  Careers in Social Media - Career Services hosted an employer panel of industry professionals on Careers in Social Media on April 16, 2013.  Six panelists were represented: PostRocket, Rosetta, InternMatch.com, Etna Interactive, Agri Valley Irrigation, and Mom Central Consulting.  Results: 40 students, staff and other representatives participated in the event.
    2. Social Media Website - Career Services launched the social media website, providing information on career paths and job search links.
  • Between Clean  Tech and Social Media, Career Services was able to exceed the measures and outcomes for this area.
  1. Online Resources

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services will provide 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 implemented three on-line resources that assist students with the job search process.  Career Services met the proposed outcomes and measures for this area.

    1. Vault: Career Insider – Career Services introduced “Vault: Career Insider” to the campus community.  Vault’s primary focus is employer job postings.  It offers company profiles and professional reviews to assist graduates with their selection process.  This on-line resource also includes downloadable e-books, career advice articles and guides. 
    2. Going Global – Career Services incorporated “Going Global” to the campus community, assisting students explore international opportunities.  This resource provides country specific career and employment information, including world-wide internships and job postings, employer listings, corporate profiles and cultural advice.
    3. BIG Interview - Career Services introduced "BIG Interview" to the campus community.  This resource provides on-line job interview training that would assist students with the interview process.  This includes interview training, practice interviews (mock interview record and playback features), question library and answer builder.   

Student Success Fee Funding: 

  • SSF Outcome: Career Services was allocated $71,844 for the JOBS Initiative for 2012-13.  Career Services subsidized the project in the amount of $653.  Total project expenditures = $72,497.

  • SSF Deliverable: Career Services fully expended all SSF funding, while meeting and/or exceeding proposed outcomes and deliverables. 

  • Year to Date Expenditures (through June 2013) = $72,497.  This includes expenditures for an administrative support position, graduate and student assistant wages, computer equipment and on-line resources (annual subscriptions*).

Month

Admin Support

Grad/Student

Wages

On-Line

  Resources   

SSF Fund Total

September

 $ 5,035 

 $         0  

 $ 6,995 * 

 $  12,030  

October

$ 5,035

$     361

 $ 2,900 *

 $   8,296

November

$ 5,035

$     694

$   985

$   6,714

December

 $ 5,361 

 $     624  

 $       0  

 $   5,985 

January

  $ 5,456   

 $       96  

$       0

 $   5,552  

February

 $ 5,323  

 $ 1,325  

 $        0 

 $   6,648  

March

 $ 5,323 

 $ 1,697 

 $         0 

 $  7,020 

April

 $ 5,323 

 $    953 

 $         0 

 $  6,276

May

 $  5,323 

 $ 1,677 

 $         0 

 $  7,000 

June

 $  5,323 

 $  1,653 

 $         0 

 $  6,976 

TOTAL

 $ 52,537

$ 9,080

$ 10,880

 $ 72,497

 

 

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