Career Advocate Network
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We surveyed faculty and staff prior to COVID-19 to inquire about your interest in participating in a training program to learn more about services and resources available to help students with career and professional development. Because of the positive feedback received, the Career Center is launching a Career Advocate program beginning fall 2021. We recognize that our campus partners are our greatest allies in helping students make good choices that lead to successful careers after graduation. Our goal with the Career Advocate program is to introduce you to resources that you can use to complement your advising and mentoring sessions with students.
We are offering two training opportunities on Thursday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 11, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Student Union, room 124. Tentative agenda items include:
- Why become a Career Advocate?
- Career Coaching
- Introduction to Career Assessments
- Overview of Career Services and the Four-Year Pathway to Graduation
- Career Technology Platforms
- Employment Skills Development
- Personal Branding
- Employer Roundtable
- Referrals to the Career Center
In addition to this introductory training session, we will host a series of workshops throughout the academic year to provide additional professional development opportunities related to industry trends and career development topics.
If you are interested in becoming a Career Advocate, please register HERE, by July 30, 2021. We will provide you with a meal card, along with other surprises as a thank-you for your participation. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Career Center to engage students in career education and professional development, and to learn more about the many resources available to support your individual conversations with your advisees or mentees.