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The Numbers That Drive Fabriq

Tyler Baker

Everybody loves a good time capsule —
am I right? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Prior to December 2020, the company now known as Grafted was called Fabriq. This post was published during that time. Yes, our name has changed. But as you read, you'll see that one thing hasn't changed: our passion for creating impactful career communities. Enjoy this blast from the past... and then let's schedule a demo to discuss the future of career services.


At Fabriq, we're serious about solving a serious problem: that college students don't prepare adequately for career.

I've seen firsthand how this lack of preparation can crush student potential, cause students to waste years after they graduate, and spark all kinds of identity crises.

But lack of preparedness isn't just a "me" problem. It's an issue that affects college students across the country.

So today, I wanted to share some of the studies and data that drive our decision-making at Fabriq. They're the numbers that keep us up at night... and they're the numbers that fuel us to get up and grind each morning.



The studies behind the story:

91% of prospective college students say they're going to college to "improve their employment opportunities"

πŸ‘‰ New America Education Policy Program, 2015 College Decisions Survey: Part I - Deciding To Go To College, May 2015. πŸ”—


In a survey of 86,000 students, work-related outcomes were the overwhelming #1 motivation for going to college

πŸ‘‰ Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey, Why Higher Ed? Β January 2018. πŸ”—


Five of the Top 10 Priorities of incoming freshmen are career-related

πŸ‘‰ Ruffalo Noel Levitz, 2020 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report. πŸ”—


61% of college students chose the major they did to help them find a job after college.

πŸ‘‰ McGraw-Hill Education, 2016 Workforce Readiness Survey. πŸ”—


Only 5.7% of students visit the career center 4 or more times a semester.

πŸ‘‰ National Association of Colleges and Employers, Class of 2017 Student Survey Report, October 2017. πŸ”—


39% of students have never visited their career center office – whether online or in-person... including 33% of college seniors.

πŸ‘‰ Strada-Gallup 2017 College Student Survey: A Nationally Representative Survey of Currently Enrolled Students, 2017. πŸ”—


Students speaking regularly about career options are more confident in their ability to thrive in their major, in the job market, in the workplace.

πŸ‘‰ Strada-Gallup 2017 College Student Survey: A Nationally Representative Survey of Currently Enrolled Students, 2017. πŸ”—


Want to learn more about how Fabriq career communities expand the reach of in-person career centers?

πŸ‘‰ Fabriq Career Communities vs In-Person Engagement - A Head-to-Head Examination πŸ”—

πŸ‘‰ How Fabriq breaks through the barriers that stop college kids from thinking about career early πŸ”—

πŸ‘‰ How Fabriq dramatically expands the reach and capacity of college career centers πŸ”—

πŸ‘‰ Best-in-class tech supercharges your career center's mission πŸ”—


Ready to see Fabriq's custom-built career communities in action?Β Schedule a demo today.

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