Grad Intern Training Mission and PhilosophyPresentation Transcript
Successful Strategies For Graduate Counseling Students Interested in College Career Services Made possible by a 2009 NCCDA Best Practices Grant
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of University Career Services is to provide progressive services and resources to help students choose and prepare for their careers, learn job search skills, and find employment. The Wendy P. & Dean E. Painter, Jr. Career Center Division of Student Affairs 219 Hanes Hall email@example.com http://careers.unc.edu 919-962-6507 UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
A mother of a UNC student calls you to talk to you as you’ve recently seen her child, Susie Q. Susie started out as a biology major and is now a Communication Studies major. Mom wants to know from you “Why did she change majors?” And, by the way, can you see her GPA on your screen? She has been in to see you recently hasn’t she?
As the Counselor, how do you respond?
An employer sends you a great job posting for an entry-level position at their organization. You have good rapport with this employer and they’ve posted internships with you before and also attended the internship fair. This position is for an entry-level job in media production. They don’t want to post the job on the website for all students to see, as they are looking to have you send over only the best and the brightest students. They want you to hand-pick the candidates.
As the Counselor, how do you respond to the employer?
Student: My mom wants me to accept this job offer from company A that I received this week and to keep interviewing, because I really want to work for company B. I interview with company B on Monday and have to tell company A an answer on Wednesday. If and when I get the offer from company B my mom suggests I just renege on the offer from company A.
What do you think?
A student lists his GPA as 3.0 or his resume. The employer he applied to at XYZ company has a GPA requirement of at least 3.0. His actual GPA is a 2.91. What would you say to the student as the Career Counselor?
Student: I have an interview this Friday with Blue#2 company. I know that I’m going to accept an offer I’ve received from A#1 company. I still plan on going on the interview with Blue#2 company as it will be good practice.
What would you as the Career Counselor say to the student, if anything?