Use mobile for timely employment reporting

 Mobile Reporting

It's that time of the year again. Your students have completed their resume workshops, attended recruiting events, finished interviews, and are now receiving offers from employers. These offers and employment reports are a crucial part of your annual process. But now that offers are rolling in, students may forget about career services. So how can career service offices stay in touch with students and get this critical information in a timely fashion? Go mobile!

Each new class of MBA students is becoming increasingly millennial. Millennials, or Generation Y, are known as the connected generation. How do you communicate with the connected generation? Through their mobile phones. According to the PewResearchCenter, 66% of millennials own smartphones, compared to 53% for generation X, and 28% for boomers. By giving candidates an option to submit their employment data via mobile phones and apps, you can greatly increase the responsiveness and completeness of your employment data.

We know this can be one of the more stressful activities a career service office has to deal with each year. And realize that collecting this data becomes a painstakingly long process. Fortunately, GradLeaders offers multiple employment reporting tools as part of its career service office technology, GradLeaders Career Center, as well as standalone solutions as secondary resources. These easy-to-use tools and responsive web app will help you gather as much information as you can for your active student users. Then use built-in email and text messaging tools to reach back out to students who failed to complete all the necessary fields. Once you've gathered all the required information, use the one-click employment reporting feature to instantly produce a PDF in the proper format. 



Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, he's provided best practices and data insights to career centers and campus recruiters to help them simplify processes so they can spend more time doing what they love about their job.

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