Career-Related Posts on Switchboard
We asked our dev team to pull numbers on career-related posts across all Switchboards.
The results are clear: Students and alumni trust Switchboard to help them find their next job and plan their careers in the long-term.
Not only that—they also turn to Switchboard to offer their communities career-related help. The majority of career-related posts on Switchboard are offers to lend a hand.
# of career-related posts across all switchboards
Breakdown of Career-Related Asks vs. Offers
Switchboard allows students, young alumni, and older alumni to form intergenerational connections that benefit them and their alma maters. Most career-related asks are posted by students and younger alumni. Most career-related offers are posted by older alumni.
Who Posted Career-related asks
Who posted career-related offers
A full 70% of users who checked in on their career-related posts said they had a good experience after posting.
We also tracked 5513 connections (comments on a post or messages that result from a post) that Switchboard users made as a result of 2999 career-related posts. That's 1.84 connections per post, and there are even more that we can't track—connections made over email, by phone, and in person.
Breakdown of Career-Related Post Outcomes
# of Career-Related Posts & Connections
These numbers aren't surprising, given the vast array of narrative evidencewe've gathered to support the claim that Switchboard works. Alumni and students trust each other to lend a hand, and Switchboard is where they go to find that help.