Handbook for the College and University Career Center

By Edwin L. Herr; Jack R. Rayman et al. | Go to book overview

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The Use of Computers and Technology in the Career Center
The 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:
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
10. Budgeting/accounting
11. Career-information indexing
12. Vacancy matching referral systems
13. Scheduling employer visits

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