Call for better student careers guidance

April 27, 2001

Students must be given more effective careers advice, the Association of Graduate Recruiters and the Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services warned this week.

"There are worrying signs that fewer students are receiving in-depth careers counselling, that careers advisers have less time to spend with employers to keep themselves up to date, and that there is insufficient investment in new technology to keep up with advances in internet-based careers information, distance learning and online job search techniques," said Lesley Knaggs, president of AGCAS.

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