Career Counseling:
University Campus
Presented by: Emily Salazar, Career Services
Moody Hall 134, Ph. (512)448-8530, think...
Who Are the Clients?
• Traditional undergraduate, from high school
 Teens to mid 20’s
 Little/no work experience
 Seeki...
Who Are the Clients?
• Adult students, recent Bachelor’s degree; some
with extensive work and life experience
 Older/more...
Diversity at St. Edward’s
• Wide range of ages
• Increasing # intnl.
students
• Diverse socio-economic
backgrounds
• First...
Client Motivation
(Compared to Private Practice)
• Private practice: often self-referred; seeking
counseling
• University:...
Reasons for Visiting
Career Services
• Traditional Undergraduate:
Looking for a job, applying to graduate/prof.
school, se...
Reasons –Annual Statistics
• In order of highest # visits:
Resume (Highest percentage!)
Job search and interviews
Internsh...
Facts
• Students come to college for an education
• Visiting a career office is secondary and not often
on their “radar sc...
Our Areas of Expertise
 Resume writing, interview strategies, networking, graduate/
professional school admission process...
Topics We Don’t Address
• Psychological counseling
• Academic advising and degree planning
• Family and life counseling
More About University Career
Departments
• Marketing, Social media, Events, CPAM class
• Education, degrees, job titles
• ...
Challenges & Fulfillment
 Reaching students early in education
 Dealing with unrealistic expectations
 Trying to find s...
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April 2014 greg hill mac

  1. 1. Career Counseling: University Campus Presented by: Emily Salazar, Career Services Moody Hall 134, Ph. (512)448-8530, think.stedwards.edu/careerservices
  2. 2. Who Are the Clients? • Traditional undergraduate, from high school  Teens to mid 20’s  Little/no work experience  Seeking 1 career “for life”  1 appointment consumer  Don’t always see the need for career services  If they do see a need; think they can wait until senior year to use the service
  3. 3. Who Are the Clients? • Adult students, recent Bachelor’s degree; some with extensive work and life experience  Older/more mature adult, maybe married, children  Work experience  Self-assessing, reflective, exploring, soul-searching  Long-term consumer  Do see a need for career services
  4. 4. Diversity at St. Edward’s • Wide range of ages • Increasing # intnl. students • Diverse socio-economic backgrounds • First generation college students • Veterans
  5. 5. Client Motivation (Compared to Private Practice) • Private practice: often self-referred; seeking counseling • University: sent by parent or advisor, required to attend session, may be on academic probation, and don’t usually understand the purpose
  6. 6. Reasons for Visiting Career Services • Traditional Undergraduate: Looking for a job, applying to graduate/prof. school, seeking internship • Adult with experience: Seeking new career with better pay, seeking promotion at current workplace, self-assessment: am I on the right path, learn more about themselves
  7. 7. Reasons –Annual Statistics • In order of highest # visits: Resume (Highest percentage!) Job search and interviews Internships Self-Assessment, major/career Graduate/Professional school planning
  8. 8. Facts • Students come to college for an education • Visiting a career office is secondary and not often on their “radar screen” • Near graduation: reality sets in – need a job and need $ to pay off loans
  9. 9. Our Areas of Expertise  Resume writing, interview strategies, networking, graduate/ professional school admission process, networking strategies  Job market, career trends, job outlook  Information regarding specific careers and majors  Internet resources and how to search  Internships and experiential activities  Administration of career assessments  Long-term career planning  Business etiquette  Employer relations  Event planning  Marketing  Social Media/Technology: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Ustream, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, Tumblr, Flickr
  10. 10. Topics We Don’t Address • Psychological counseling • Academic advising and degree planning • Family and life counseling
  11. 11. More About University Career Departments • Marketing, Social media, Events, CPAM class • Education, degrees, job titles • Career resources • Professional associations • Career Assessments
  12. 12. Challenges & Fulfillment  Reaching students early in education  Dealing with unrealistic expectations  Trying to find specific jobs in a down economy  University politics  University is fun place to work  You stay updated on recent trends and technology  Always learning something new  Rewarding to match students to internships and jobs and graduate/professional studies

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