Report of the Director of Placement and Career Planning to the President, 1970-1971, page 3

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          Report or the Director
Placement and Career Planning

_more closely with faculty, sending them memos about good job openings,

special programs, and new resources which are appropriate for their
majors. In addition to working closely with Grace King and Patricia
Graham, we gathered career information for a French majors meeting for

Professor Geen. , —

On the basis of our count of senior appointments, we project that
by June 30 the total number of senior interviews will be 427, 17 fewer
than last year. However, it is difficult to keep records on the number

.of students who come in for help since we see many who drop in without

appointments. Aware of a reluctance on the part of many students to

come to grips with plans for a job for the summer or for after graduation,
we are experimenting with providing more informal help. Gail Parshall

or Barbara Schain have been available in our library at stated times to
talk with students, individually or in small groups, to answer questions.
and to help with resumes. »

Our services to alumnae continue to increase and to change. Pro-
jecting to June 30, the number of alumnae interviews will be 500, 69 more
than last year. Of these about one third will have been out of college

.for five years or more. We are seeing more very young alumnae who never
,came in as seniors but are making their initial contact with us_now that

they are ready to make definite vocational plansx’ This year we are also

'seeing a number of alumnae who have lost their jobs because of the re~

cession. Although until recently we saw alumnae'primarily for vocational
counseling, now that we are emphasizing placement, we have more job list-
ings to which we refer alumnae with experience.

i Work Study Program

The Work Study Program expanded sharply this year due to the fact
that we received almost 40% more in federal funds than in the previous
year. Eighty five students participated in the program during the '
summer; 53 in the fall and 61 in the spring. A number of students worked
both during the summer and part of the school year. A

The summer program was about 25% larger than that of the previous
summer. We spent approximately $76,000 on 85 students as compared with
approximately $61,000 on 61 students in the sumer of 1969. Because of
the shortage of summer jobs last summer, we placed proportionately more

-students in Work Study jobs. As a result students were not permitted to

work as many weeks as in previous years and average student earnings
went down from $988 to $882.

We placed 85 students in 52 agencies, including 17 in the New York
City Urban Corps. Nine agencies were Barnard departments, eighteen were
'independent agencies in New York, and 24 were out of town. We worked with

many new agencies this year, partly because of greater student participa-,_

tion and partly because a number of new agencies sought us out. It may be