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Citadel Career Center - Leading the way

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Overview of Career Center programming and goals for the future.

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Citadel Career Center - Leading the way

  1. 1. The Citadel Career Center Lead the Way What are we doing to assist students in articulating the value of their education? What can we do to better help students in this endeavor? NACE RESEARCH QUESTIONS TO CAREER CENTERS PARTICIPATING IN 1ST DESTINATION SURVEY
  2. 2. Page Tisdale CAREER ENTHUSIAST TALENT CONNECTOR Associate Director The Citadel Career Center Over 5 years Career Development – in 5th year at The Citadel Career Education & Employer Relations, 1 in M.Ed. Secondary School Counseling 5 plus years in Recruiting and Human Resource Management 3 years in Sales & Management EDUCATION & TRAINING Clemson University: B.A. Citadel Graduate College: M.ED. Global Career Development Facilitator: University of South Carolina NACE – Management Leadership Institute
  3. 3. College enrollments are strong. Tuition continues to rise in both public and private institutions. US DEPT OF EDUCATION - COLLEGE SCORECARD (WITH DATA FROM SOURCES INCLUDING IPEDS, NSLDS, AND DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY)
  4. 4. The College Scorecard aggregates job placement and salary data. Also, recent changes to the FAFSA allow applicants to use prior tax year data (helping students apply for financial aid and receive offers earlier than ever before). • Colleges have less time to cultivate relationships with students before making an offer • Students have more time to compare, appeal, and negotiate with institutions. Families are better equipped to make college choices based on (perceived) Return on Investment (ROI). Federal initiatives now offer consumers more transparency about college costs and salaries.
  5. 5. The Citadel Mission and Lead 2018 Meaningful employment is at the center of The Citadel’s mission and vision.
  6. 6. Exceeding Expectations (82%) THE CITADEL OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH - GRADUATION SURVEY MAY 2015
  7. 7. National Averages for Placement Data NACE 1ST DESTINATION SURVEY
  8. 8. How did we get here? DATA FROM THE EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD INDICATES THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO BEING A LEADER IN THE FIELD.
  9. 9. A snap shot of national trends related to campus career development SOURCE: EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD CAREER SERVICES IN THE 21ST CENTURY ALUMNI Engage alumni mainly as a revenue for the alumni association EMPLOYERS Provide resources to connect to students (but lack of development in strategic partnerships) STUDENTS Provide workshops & how-to services (with dwindling attendance)
  10. 10. The Citadel Career Center – Making Connections A goal without a plan is just a dream
  11. 11. Students 411 freshman developed a Career Plan 180 seniors learned "The Ethics of Job Hunting" 98 students attended FBI Info Session 15 students prepped for EY applications 20 EE freshman started resumes 60 students came to drop-in hours EXPLORE – PREPARE – ENGAGE The Citadel Career Center in action – A SNAPSHOT 784 students #hireCitadel
  12. 12. Current Programs and Planning CAREER EDUCATION •700 plus VIP assessments /Career Plans •28 LDRS101 Classes • 50-80 Student Appointments •20 Academic Classroom Visits •Faculty Collaboration on Mentor Programs •Leadership Training Program EMPLOYER RELATIONS • All major Career Fairs Coordination & Collaboration for Engineering Expo (180 employers) • Employer Campus Visits (20) •hireLINK and Management of online software - CSO Transition •Employer Feedback initiative •Leadership Training Program SUMMER PROGRAMS •Study USA Programming – The Citadel in DC •Alumni Engagement •50-80 student appointments •Workshops •Support of all Career Education initiatives LDRS •Leadership Training Program COMMUNICATIONS •Increase attendance and awareness of programs as measured by engagement •Social Media Marketing •Focus on Data driven outcomes like (NACE 1st Destination Survey) •Leadership Training Program INTERNSHIPS •Standardizing and Internships (56 current) •Collaboration with Departments on Internship programs on High Impact Practices •Development of Experiential Transcripts •Employer Outreach and site visits •Leadership Training Program •15-20 Student appointments
  13. 13. Ideal State of Career Services Explore - Prepare - Engage Engage Students Early and Often Facilitate meaningful experiences between students & alumni with similar interests Cultivate strong employer relationships that engage - students, faculty and staff
  14. 14. Key Stakeholders Employers and Alumni – making connections Establish relations (w/ student & faculty support) Develop opportunities to engage Stay connected, even if the opportunity isn’t perfect right now Seek advisors / community engagement
  15. 15. Special Programs Students making Connections The Citadel in DC The Citadel in DC 2016 was a 9-week pilot program. 8 cadets & 1 CGC student lived in Washington, DC at George Washington University from June 4th - August 6th. The experience involved working at an internship and a cross-curricular course, “Leadership in Action,” which included elements of Art, Business and Political Science. Senator Tim Scott Congressional Intern (Colin Hicks mentor) DC Metropolitan Police (Bill Wozinak coordinated internships) Department of Homeland Security (Ben Shotzberger coordinated internships) North America National Industrial Sand Association (Darrell Smith mentor & internships) Pentafit - Corporate Wellness (Darrell Smith Monica Pampell mentor) The Office of The Provost Marshall (Bill Wozinak coordinated internship) Neil Couch: Pitching internship program to The Citadel / Chuck Eassa: Tireless coordination Ben Shotzberger: Tireless effort for DHS connections / Duane Flemming: GWU Connection for Alumni Panel and event ideas /Austin Branch: CIA Visit and Mentoring / Benjamin Wham: White House Tour / John Lathers: Panel / Cassandra Thomas: Panel / Brendon Cooney: Panel / Bob Membane: Washington Nationals Game
  16. 16. Forging new paths? “LEARNING BEGINS WITH STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. IS IT POSSIBLE TO STRUCTURE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE SO THAT IT MAY COMPLIMENT AN INSTITUTION’S LEARNING GOALS FOR ITS STUDENTS?” AAC&U FIVE HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES
  17. 17. Develop High-Impact, Collaborative Practices Help Students Make Connections Every member of a campus community has an obligation to ask, “What am I doing to support a better outcomes related to meaningful career development as it relates to my area?" Internships Service Learning Study Abroad / Study USA Undergraduate Research We are developing a holistic approach to strong outcomes related to career development
  18. 18. BENCHMARK ROBUST EMPLOYER RELATIONS • What works and what needs improving? • NORFOLK NAVY SHIPYARD • SOUTHERN TEACHERS ASSOCIAION • SCANA FACULTY & STAFF SUPPORT • Career Requirements & Integrated Programming • LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM • SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING • SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT Mentorship Opportunities •CLASS of 1986 •CITADEL IN DC ADVISORY OPPORTUNITIES • Engage companies in more meaningful dialogue with faculty. •BLACKBAUD •BOEING  What programs and resources are being used and what is the impact?  How satisfied are students using the services, programs, and resources?  What programs are needed?  More comprehensive data for students, faculty and staff.

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