Employers interested in participating in the program can choose one of three membership levels: a “Platinum Partner” company, which pays $10,000 a year receives the ability to send unlimited emails to targeted Stanford students and alumni, among other benefits.
The Center for Career Development (CDC) sent out two messages earlier this month to students registered in their database warning about potentially fraudulent job postings on Cardinal Careers, Stanford’s online job-searching portal.
Forty percent of Stanford students obtain their post-graduation jobs through friends, alumni, faculty and family, according to Career Development Center (CDC) Director Lance Choy, which he said demonstrates the prevalence of traditional networking strategies in the job search.
As director of the Career Development Center (CDC), I was dismayed and disappointed when I read the March 9 op-ed piece “Perceptions of higher education.” The author examines the Career Development Center’s employer Partnership Program and inaccurately concludes that the CDC is not concerned about the needs of students and instead “leverage(s) them for profit.” Helping students pursue their interests is the very core of our work at the CDC so I’d like to respond to some of the claims in this article.
If the employer turnout at Tuesday’s career fair in White Plaza is any indication of the health of the job market, soon-to-be Stanford graduates could take a little heart. The annual fair, hosted by the Career Development Center (CDC), featured 268 employers, a slight improvement over the 215 employers who attended last year.