7The use of computers is now evident in almost all professions, and, certainly,
computer-based applications to information management, record keeping, and
service delivery of college and university career centers are increasingly common
and continue to evolve rapidly. Computer applications are ubiquitous, and it is
difficult to imagine almost any career center function that, to some extent, does
not involve computerization. For example, a College Placement Council survey
( 1991) found that 95 percent of the responding career centers indicated the use
of one or more computers in support of their services. Computerized functions
identified by college career centers included:
The Use of Computers and
Technology in the
|1. ||Word processing|
|2. ||Employer database|
|3. ||Career guidance/counseling|
|4. ||Statistical reports|
|5. ||Position-vacancy listings|
|6. ||Student records|
|7. ||Alumni files/résumés|
|8. ||Student résumés|
|9. ||Desktop publishing|
|11. ||Career-information indexing|
|12. ||Vacancy matching referral systems|
|13. ||Scheduling employer visits|
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Book title: Handbook for the College and University Career Center.
Contributors: Edwin L. Herr - Author, Jack R. Rayman - Author, Jeffrey W. Garis - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1993.
Page number: 229.
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