Statistics & Objectives - Career Center - CSU, Chico

Statistics & Objectives

Salary Statistics | Learning Objectives | Survey Results

Career Center Annual Report

Each year the Career Center coordinates an extensive study of the year's accomplishments and success rates. We encourage you to review our latest findings on recruiter relations, campus outreach, and student career and internship placements.

Chico State Career Center Salary Statistics

Reporting Job Offers

Students: Please report your job and internship offers!
Please assist the Career Center by reporting your job and internship offers. By spending just a few moments of your time, you can help the University provide public* data that reflects the success rate of our graduating seniors. This is an excellent avenue to encourage employers to continue to recruit at Chico State, and we appreciate your help in gathering these statistics. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
(*Please note: respondent names are not listed in reports, nor are employers linked with specific salary offer).

Employers: Please report offers extended to Chico State students!
By reporting your organization’s offers to Chico State students, it allows us to collect valuable salary and hiring data, which in turn is available to all employers. Also, we typically develop a list of “top recruiters” which highlights the employers extending the most offers on our campus. By ensuring your companies’ offers are reported, you will increase your organization’s exposure and also help us to accurately reflect Chico State’s placement trends, information that may be useful in developing your future recruitment strategies. We appreciate your continued support.
(*Please note: respondent names are not listed in reports, nor are employers linked with specific salary offer).

Faculty/Staff: Please encourage your students to report job and internship offers!
In a continued effort to uphold the prominent reputation of Chico State students, please assist the Career Center in collecting data regarding job and internship offers. Since most of our employment or "placement" data is self-reported by students/graduates, our challenge is to collect enough data to accurately represent our institutional hiring trends. By spending just a few moments of your time, you can help the University provide public* data that reflects the success rate of our graduating seniors. We appreciate your help in gathering these statistics.
(*Please note: respondent names are not listed in reports, nor are employers linked with specific salary offer).

Feel free to use the paragraph below to e-mail directly to your target student population in order to assist us with our reporting. Thank you!

Dear Student,

In a continued effort to uphold the prominent reputation of Chico State students, please assist the Career Center by reporting your first job offer upon graduation. Please click here to report your offer.  By spending just a few moments of your time, you can help the University provide public* data that reflects the success rate of our graduating seniors. This is an excellent avenue to encourage employers to continue to recruit at Chico State and we appreciate your help in gathering these statistics. Thank you in advance for your assistance and I look forward to hearing about your next step into the world of work.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with reporting this information. You can also reach the Career Center at 530-898-5253.

(*Please note: graduates' names are not listed in reports, nor are employers linked with specific salary offer).

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The Career Center values ongoing assessment to ensure students are learning as a result of their experience with the Career Center. We strive to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • 1) As a result of Career Center outreach (workshops, class discussions, etc.) students will visit the Career Center to take advantage of services related to career planning and internship/career searches.
    • Outcome: 96 percent of surveyed students, as a result of a Career Center seminar in spring 2009, reported they plan to utilize the Career Center's services when in need of an internship or career positions.
  • 2) Students with information about Career Center services will consider the Career Center a valuable resource for their career and/or internship search.
    • Outcome: 94 percent of surveyed students, as a result of a Career Center seminar in spring 2009, reported they consider the Career Center as effective in preparing for a career/internship search.
  • 3) Students seeking advice about networking will understand the value of networking and be able to identify the three key elements of a social/professional networking site as it relates to a job search.
    • Outcome: 54 percent of surveyed students are able to correctly identify the three key elements of a social/professional networking site as it relates to the job search, as a result of Career Center networking seminar conducted in spring 2009.
  • 4) Students seeking help on their resume will be able to create an effective resume and will be able to identify the Career Center's four standard resume guidelines.
    • Outcome: 92 percent of surveyed students are able to identify the Career Center's four standard resume guidelines, as a result of a Career Center resume seminar conducted in spring 2009.
  • 5) Students seeking help with interview skills and will be able to identify the recommended elements to include when answering a behavioral interviewing question.
    • Outcome: 58 percent of surveyed students are able to correctly identify the recommended elements to include when answering a behavioral interviewing question, as a result of an interviewing seminar conducted in spring 2009.
  • 6) Students attending seminars on career identification and goal setting will be able to identify five characteristics of SMART goals.
    • Outcome: 90 percent of surveyed students are able to identify the five characteristics of SMART goals as a result of a Career Center goal-setting seminar in spring 2009.

Survey Results

Recruiter Evaluation of Office Services

The Career Center conducts an annual survey of the employers who recruit on campus. Of the 110 employers who recruited graduates at CSU, Chico in the 2008-2009 school year, 80 (73%) responded to the survey.

  • 81% of employers responding rated the candidates at CSU, Chico as either OUTSTANDING or ABOVE AVERAGE compared to students at other universities where they recruit.
  • 84% of employers responding rate the academic curriculum at CSU, Chico as either OUTSTANDING or ABOVE AVERAGE compared to other universities where they recruit.
  • 93% of employers rated the CSU, Chico Career Placement Office operations as either OUTSTANDING or ABOVE AVERAGE compared to other universities where they recruit.
Recruiting Survey Fall 2008/Spring 2009 Averages

  Candidates Academic Curriculum
Meeting Needs
Scheduling
Procedures
Facilities Resume
Quality
Interview
Skills
Company Knowledge
Outstanding 28% 24% 64% 70% 15% 19% 15%
Above Average 54% 60% 28% 25% 44% 41% 35%
Average 18% 16% 8% 1% 40% 39% 43%
Below Average 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6%
Disappointing 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Applicable 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% 1% 1%

Student Evaluation of Office Services

Chico State was one of the highest ranked universities in a CSU-wide assessment, the CSU Quality Improvement Program 2007 survey, which measured student satisfaction. Chico State ranked extremely well in 13 of the significant criteria, including

  • Overall quality of service from staff
  • Assistance in finding potential employment after graduation
  • Career counseling and advisement
  • Career days and job fairs

Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes Survey, June 2009

Students surveyed were either very or moderately satisfied with the following Career Center services:
89.32% - Overall quality of service from Career Center staff
87.86% - Overall quality of the Career Center
85.93% - Availability of services
83.98% - Electronic resources and online services

Satisfaction survey for spring 2009 Education Workshop:

  • 88% “strongly agreed” or “agreed" they felt more prepared, as a whole, for their job search as a professional educator
  • 84% “strongly agreed” or “agreed" they felt more confident about their interviewing skills
  • 76% “strongly agreed” or “agreed" they felt more confident about their resume writing skills

Click here for student learning objective survey results