Engaging first-year students in career services can be a challenging undertaking. Following are several recommendations for making critical connections with these students.
The first step to establishing effective partnerships between career services and faculty is to adopt an attitude that faculty can be important allies.
Georgia State University’s (GSU) career services office holds its Career Carnival, designed to engage first- and second-year students in career services and introduce them to career development constructs in a fun way.
Effective leaders must be flexible and situational in motivating others. In the book "Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field," Manny Contomanolis, associate vice president of enrollment management and career services at the Rochester Institute of Technology, writes that the key is not to treat people the wayyou want to be treated, but rather the way they want to be treated.
Career services operations should have a clearly defined employer relations strategy and corresponding activities.
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