The college placement office has evolved from a single-purpose administrative unit offering a narrow range of placement services to a comprehensive services center providing a complex array of career services to multiple constituent groups. While career development and placement centers vary in size, mission, and organizational structure, the trAnd is inescapable toward greater size, increasing centralization, and a broader, more comprehensive mission. This volume of New Directions for Student Services examines the changing role of career centers on college and university campuses, identifies current issues confronting the profession, and provides practical suggestions for addressing those issues in the 1990s. This is the 62nd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
About the Author
JACK R. RAYMAN is director of career development and placement services and affiliate professor of counseling psychology and education at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.