We use a mixed approach for our outreach programs, building on our existing outreach methods including traditional methods such as fliers and banners around campus. This year we wanted to add more depth to our outreach so we added a couple of new strategies to the mix. We also wanted to show students that we’re not dry and boring – we know how to have fun too!
We wanted not only to draw attention to ourselves but to let students know we have fun too! We did have “learning outcomes” but the emphasis was on the fun part. We had inflatable carnival games, plinko, and Madame Cheri, our fortune teller Served lemonade and popcornOffered prizes for the games including Branded items and candy bars as “consolation prizes”. We got Blaze, our mascot to come, and that really drew a lot of attention.
What Does the Career Center Do? • The Career Center is a centralized service for all schools and colleges of the University. • Assistance is provided to currently enrolled UTA students, both undergrad and graduate, and alumni in job search and related issues (career development/planning) and in finding full or part-time and internship employment opportunities. • The Career Center helps empower students to become “active agents” in their career planning process.
Mission of the Career Center • The mission of the UT Arlington Career Center is to prepare our diverse student and alumni population for success in their present and future careers by providing meaningful resources to Discover, Plan and Succeed in the pursuit of their personal and professional goals as well as to facilitate their connection to employment opportunities that match those goals.
Vision of The Career Center Our vision is to be recognized by the University community and all external constituents as the premier resource for providing state-of-the-art services, programs and events to meet the comprehensive and diverse career development and planning needs of students and alumni.
Assessments• Career Personality Assessment Pinpoint your workplace strengths and direct you toward professions that best compliment your personality.• Career Interest Inventory Based on the theory that people with the same or similar interests are often found in the same work environments.• Career Skills Profiler Helps you take a personal inventory of your skills and uses that information to help construct a career path.• Career Values Assessment Help ensure that your career path is in synch with your underlying values system.
Majors• College Majors Database Find out what you can study and what careers typically follow each major.• What Can I do With a Major In . . . Find your category of major and MyPlan will tell you what careers are related.• Top Ten Lists Reports the most popular majors each year in America by type of degree.• Majors Community Community featuring reviews, discussion forums and user groups that can help you learn about various majors from people already in them.• Majors & Degrees Resource Center List of outside websites with information on Majors and Degrees is presented with brief descriptions. Includes “What Can I Do With a Major In . . .” and “Choosing A Major” sections.
Colleges• Graduate and Professional Schools With the Advanced Query Tool you can match masters, doctorate, and first-professional programs to your specific needs and qualifications• College Resources – Financial Aid – Test Prep – College Media Library – Famous Alumni Directory
CareersRead career profiles, job Communities featuring careerdescriptions, educational reviews, career satisfactionrequirements, and career ratings, discussion forums, andoutlook information. user groups for over 900 specific careers.Watch 1 to 2 minute videos fornearly 500 different careers and Top Ten Lists of: highest andindustries. lowest paying jobs, US citiesFind out the average wage for and states with highest averagepeople in any of 900 different income, and more!careers by state or city! Browse through information on 77 industry profiles, careers inList of websites that may aid you the industry, working conditions,in exploring careers and finding earnings, and employmentjobs. outlook.
Using Career Profiles and Job Videoshttp://myplan.com/careers/video/wmv_small.php?vid=11-2011.00&title=Advertising%20and%20Public%20Relations%20Managers
What if They want to go straight to Graduate School? • Individual Counseling – Mock Interviewing/Virtual Mock Interviewing – Interview Stream – Application Essay Critique – MyPlan • Workshops – Graduate School Preparation – Graduate/Professional School Day/Fair collaborating with OGS
Plan• Walk-In hours Monday-Thursday for brief resume critiques and job search tips.• Interview Stream• Graduate School selection• Special class and student organization presentations
Succeed• Career Month September and February• Fall and Spring Job Fairs• Network with Employers• Hireamaverick database• Employer Information Sessions• Mixing and Mingling 101• On campus interviews• Workforce Recruitment Program
New Initiatives• Externship during Spring Break• Mock Interviews with Employers• Speed Networking• Social Media and Technology – The Career Center provides a blog with daily updates of articles related to careers and job search. A Facebook fan page also lists events and activities. Several workshops are online with others in the works. – The Career Center recently began tweeting and will continue to solicit followers.• Find Your Green Job• Going Global
Services and Activities for Employers to Recruit “The Best” • Recruiting 101 for Employers • Opportunities on campus for events and classroom presentations • Posting Jobs and Internships • Job Fairs • Info Sessions, Receptions and Booths
Job Location and Development • Yearly Grant through Financial Aid • One FTE (100%) • Cheri is Principle Investigator • Locate and fill off campus jobs both FWS and non-FWS • Must generate salaries at 7% of total Financial Aid for institution • Contracts for Community Service and Tutors
Student Employee of the Year • $1,500 in Scholarships from Student Fee Committee • Campus-wide Selection Committee • Winner moves along to the regional competition • Reception to honor all nominees
Other Ways We Get the Word Out• Orientation- both New and Transfer • New presentation for Parents during Orientation• Preview Days• Welcome Week• Leadership Center and Leadership Retreat• Special Programming for Athletes• FLOC, Greek Life and many more• Student Veterans Advisory Council
Career Month Kick-Off Carnival Our “just for fun” event
The Career Center 216 Davis Hall Phone: 817-272-2932 http://hireamaverick.uta.edu Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Walk-In Hours Monday-Thursday