A part of the Student Success Center, Career Services has undergone a restructure of their staff beginning this fall. Last spring, Career Services brought two consultants to campus to assist in determining best practices to continue to enhance services to students, alumni, and employers. To provide a single point of contact for students, the Career Counselors have undergone a title change to Career Development Specialists.
This new title encompasses a more holistic approach to their job duties. The specialists will still provide career counseling, career assessments and teach the Career Decision Making course to students. In addition, each of the specialists will work with students on experiential educational opportunities, provide intentional outreach to faculty, present to classes on a variety of career development issues and manage a caseload of employers who actively recruit our students and alumni. In place of the prior internship coordinator position, the department is hiring an additional Career Development Specialist to assist with these job responsibilities.
The Assistant Director Employer Relations has undergone a title change also to Assistant Director Career Services. Duties will still include employer relations and overseeing employer events, but the new title also is indicative of continued leadership within the department and the Student Success Center.
To continue to assist students and alumni with the job search, the leadership team of Career Services is developing a comprehensive employer recruitment plan to continue to meet the demands of the current job market and to connect new employment opportunities and students.
These new changes were implemented to push Career Services to the next level of excellence in career centers among competitor universities. Students, alumni, faculty and employers will benefit with these new initiatives.