Thread regarding DeVry Inc. layoffs

Worst decision of my life

I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors Business Administration. I was already working in a position prior to enrolling at DeVry. And when I tried to get help, I got generic service to participate in generic workshops and webinars. And then sent to a generic site to look at jobs I had already found myself. This was the the extent of my experience. Someone told me that since I already was working in the field, the career services people don't put too much effort because they have to help others. The whole point of me coming to DeVry was to get a degree so I can grow in my profession NOT stay in the same position. I don't expect anyone to do it all for me. I've had to fend for myself my entire life. I'm not like that. But I thought they'd provide more than what they did. For the few people I did talk to, I knew more about career planning, interviewing and resume creation. It was a disappointment to learn that I was just a number.

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Post ID: @OP+15Dw1NB9

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Dear Zqvx,

It’s always good to hear from a former student from an earlier era, and in 2006 the university and its students were taken seriously and respected by employers. What you may not know is that in 2020 this is not your father’s DeVry. To say that a lot has changed is an understatement.

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Post ID: @Zlsj+15Dw1NB9

This must have changed, I was interviewed and hired for my first job after I graduated from the ECT program in 2006. That's too bad current students aren't receiving the same quality.

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Post ID: @Zqvx+15Dw1NB9

DeVey Career Services is a joke.

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Post ID: @bacf+15Dw1NB9

Admissions does not tout 90% rates anymore, but we definitely talk up how DeVry career services does so much. But really they don’t . Students are better off in their own.

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Post ID: @6dtt+15Dw1NB9

So what are students honestly expecting from Career Services? Just to be automatically handed a job upon graduation? Because that’s not how it works...employers always get some say in the matter. Unless you have a program with guaranteed placement where you would screen students before admitting them to the school, and who does that?

So what are realistic expectations for schools and placement effort...how far are schools supposed to go in trying to place students?

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Post ID: @5cgh+15Dw1NB9

I don't necessarily blame career services for poor placement as much as the hand they were dealt. I remember hearing from an advisor how many graduates lacked fundamental English skills, came with criminal records, d–g convictions or had severe mental health issues.

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Post ID: @4raw+15Dw1NB9

Unfortunately, your experience is the norm. As a form Career Services Advisor at DeVry, it was all about making it seem like we had something to offer it’s students and graduates, but it really was just a bunch of online workshops and finding if they’ve picked up employment that’s related to their studies

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Post ID: @4wub+15Dw1NB9

I graduated this year. It took 3 weeks to get a response on my resume and they kept sending me canned emailed of how i need to submit my resume for service. I had done so at least 5 times. All I've gotten over the years are canned spam emails. It's like on a schedule to prove that they've "reached out". That's their way of CYA as if they've done anything.

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Post ID: @1osi+15Dw1NB9

Online Career fairs are nothing more than resume submitttals through one venue. I did one before and it was useless. It was something to appease the students as if it does anything. I'd prefer that they have specific opportunities that are hiring AND INTERVIEWING. not just a resume dump spot.

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Post ID: @1ycb+15Dw1NB9

They are trying harder now with online career fairs.

I keep getting emails about them.

Not the best companies–and some I've never heard of–but at least it's something.

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Post ID: @1cyh+15Dw1NB9

The job leads were no more than forwards from indeed.com.

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Post ID: @1mxw+15Dw1NB9

I graduated just last year and have the same experience. There’s someone from their corporate office that basically only checks in to see if I got a job. At this point, I know what they’re trying to do and I don’t Give them the satisfaction of knowing when they have done nothing to help me.

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Post ID: @1uyk+15Dw1NB9

You got job leads? That's more than what i got. Definitely felt like a number. Didn't think they cared too much and was just going through the motions. The feedback I got from my resume didn't make me feel like I got much, so I went to my instructor. The Devry teachers were more helpful than the career services team.

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Post ID: @mom+15Dw1NB9

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