In today's educational landscape, career services professionals must help diverse student populations navigate through a complex, highly competitive labor market. This group is for career services personnel who wish to discuss and hone the skills necessary to help students become gainfully employed in a 21st century economy. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

 


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Career Coaching Fundamentals | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Hilary Rosen

The relationship and building the relationship is one of the most important parts of being an effective career coach. Being totally authentic and letting the student know you are there for them as an...

Career Services Partnership and Best Practice Approaches | Origin: CS109 | New comment by Jared Scharpen

One thing that struck me a bit was on the last section of the module. There was sentiment about how motivation to work can be an essential in fostering job readiness with those with an arrest or...

Social/Legal Barriers | Origin: CS109 | New comment by Jared Scharpen

One thing I will certainly apply to my work with and for students who have a criminal background is that an active approach to one's background is really a positive first step and doable. Connected...

Student/Employer Perspective | Origin: CS109 | New comment by Jared Scharpen

I currently serve a minority/majority campus and of the 60% student of color population, over half identify as Black/African-American. This summer, I have learned a lot more about the statistics in...

Barrier Recognition and Reaction | Origin: CS109 | New comment by Jared Scharpen

Jacob: I also benefited from the Looking Glass Theory definition. From a broad conceptual standpoint, I am certainly aware that folks put pressure on themselves based on how they think others view...

Best Practices in Documentation | Origin: CS202 | New comment by Kara McCaslin

The importance of writing accurate job descriptions for employment verification. 

Career Coaching Fundamentals | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Bernard Holmes

I learned that there are two types of variables that impact our students' abilities to make informed decisions: personal variables and external variables. Personal Variables include a student's...

Employment Verification Program Implementation | Origin: CS202 | New comment by Kara McCaslin

It is best to have a workflow of the documentation process so all the parties involved have an idea of expectations and path to self-check compliance on. A good workflow eliminates errors and helps...

Employment Verification Program Components | Origin: CS202 | New comment by Kara McCaslin

The best practice for employment verification programs is to have well defined defintions of what "placement" means. There should be no grey areas on whether a student leaving a program is being...

The Importance of Employment Reporting | Origin: CS202 | New comment by Kara McCaslin

My biggest takeaway from the beginning of this module is the importance of accurate and timely employment reporting, and how that relates to a plethora of different indicators for our society.