Careers classes improve employment odds for students, says UK study

March 29, 2017

A study comparing the successes of students who complete a module on career planning and those who do not has found that the former group is 40% more likely to be recruited for a job directly out of school. The career planning module in question saw students explore work opportunities, develop their CVs, collaborate with other undergraduates on work-related projects, and undertake a 30-hour work placement. Apart from being 40% more likely to find graduate employment, participants in the career planning module were 32% less likely to be unemployed six months after graduation. Times Higher Ed