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  1. 1. Creating a More Personal Career Services Program<br />Presented by: Courtney McCary<br /> Prepared for: Jessica Dupiche<br />
  2. 2. The Client<br /><ul><li>The average “undecided” college student
  3. 3. Lacking motivation to choose a major
  4. 4. Reluctant to seek help regarding career development programs
  5. 5. Feels that the Career Services office and programs has nothing to offer them
  6. 6. Unsure of how to begin exploring interests and career aspiration </li></ul>The Dilemma<br /><ul><li> 80 % of college bound students have yet to choose a major
  7. 7. How can you pick a school if you have not chosen a major?
  8. 8. Transferring, major changes, tuition penalties</li></li></ul><li>Current Plan in Place<br /><ul><li>MyPlan evaluation
  9. 9. Resume workshops
  10. 10. Job fairs
  11. 11. Job shadowing
  12. 12. Mock interviews
  13. 13. Business etiquette dinners
  14. 14. Hire A Texan
  15. 15. Career counseling
  16. 16. Handbook</li></ul>Why are these services not being used?<br />What needs to take place to motivate student to seek guidance?<br />
  17. 17. Two Alternatives<br />Alternative I: Creating a more personalized program focused on classification<br />Alternative II: Creating a decentralized career services program in each of the university’s colleges <br />
  18. 18. Criteria for Evaluating Each Alternative <br /><ul><li>The chosen alternative must be cost effective and realistic in regards to recent university budget cuts
  19. 19. The chosen alternative must consider feasible staffing needs regarding Career Services programs
  20. 20. The ability to implement the chosen alternative must be feasible </li></ul>within the near future <br /><ul><li>The chosen alternative must be an improvement upon the program and services already in place </li></li></ul><li>Evaluation of Alternative I:<br /><ul><li>Details
  21. 21. Career Services stays a central entity
  22. 22. Guidance for all majors in one office
  23. 23. Students would be required to take MyPlan evaluation before registering for first Fall semester
  24. 24. Students follow Four Year Plan for Success with checkups and evaluations each semester</li></li></ul><li>What Difference Does This Make?<br /><ul><li>Increases student motivation to seek out guidance in order to meet registration requirements
  25. 25. Reduces student frustration regarding where to begin their career exploration
  26. 26. Helps students ensure they are on track for graduation
  27. 27. Evaluation
  28. 28. Cost effective
  29. 29. Career Services program would not have to be reconfigured
  30. 30. Most individual attention than current program</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation of Alternative II:<br /><ul><li>Details
  31. 31. Career Services would be decentralized, a separate office in each college
  32. 32. Concentration specific career guidance
  33. 33. Offering expert advice from professionals in the career field
  34. 34. Less information overload</li></li></ul><li>What Difference Does This Make?<br /><ul><li>Reduces student frustration with current Career Services program by tailoring programs especially for their concentration
  35. 35. Decrease the notion that Career Services “has nothing to offer” a specialized major
  36. 36. Greater visibility to students
  37. 37. More opportunities to explore career path
  38. 38. Evaluation
  39. 39. Not cost effective
  40. 40. Would require a lot more specialized staff
  41. 41. Would allow each career services department to be on the cutting edge of ebbs and flows within each industry
  42. 42. Students would be more inclined to speak to someone from their specific college </li></li></ul><li>Recommendation<br /><ul><li>Alternative I: Creating a more personalized program focused on classification
  43. 43. Most cost effective of the two alternatives
  44. 44. Most feasible to be implemented in the near future
  45. 45. Provides accountability
  46. 46. Steps toward change
  47. 47. Have your voice heard
  48. 48. Schedule an appointment with the Director of Career Services
  49. 49. Start a petition
  50. 50. Meet with the First Year Experience committee
  51. 51. Stop complacency </li>