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Graduate Student Worker: Career Advisor

Employer: Angelo State University Career Development
Posted: January 07, 2013

Qualifications/Duties

Primary responsibilities of a Career Advisor Graduate Student Employee (or student completing a practicum) in the Career Development office is to assist with the implementation of career exploration and employment services and programming. Specific assignments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide individual career advising services. Includes teaching individuals the process of career exploration and self-assessment of needs, interests, values, temperament, and skills as related to academic achievement.
  • Select, administer, and interpret vocational assessment as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance to individuals on all aspects of the job search process. Includes advising individuals on application materials (forms, resumes, cover letters, personal statements, etc.), interviewing, hiring trends, strategies and resources, salary and occupational information, professional etiquette and attire.
  • Assist students and alumni in the use of office resources and career development technology.
  • Provide presentations on career-related topics, as requested.
  • Serve as a walk-in advisor during normal office hours, and share responsibility for after hour’s campus programming.
  • Assist with the planning, coordinating, and hosting of various Career Development programs and events.
  • Assist in the development of new career-related materials, programs, and resources.  Assist in the development, design, and distribution of promotional and self-help materials.
  • Maintain an informative and cooperative relationship with academic and non-academic departments.
  • Serve as a resource and liaison to ASU departments, alumni, employers, and community members.
  • Serve as an advocate for and representative of Career Development.
  • Stay current on employment and career services trends and technology.
  • Assist with office/clerical duties as needed and/or time permits.
  • Successfully admitted into the College of Graduate Studies; Pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology or Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organization skills. Basic computer knowledge and skills, and a willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to work with the various constituencies with which the Career Development office interacts on a regular basis (students, faculty, employers, etc.)
  • Should be a self-starter who can work well both independently and as an enthusiastic member of the Career Development team.
  • Successful completion of at least one of the following courses is strongly preferred: PSY 6325 Counseling Methods and Techniques, PSY 6351 A Survey of Vocational Counseling Methods, CI 6347 / EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling.
  • Business casual attire required.

Day/Times

20 hours per week.  Occasional evenings and/or Saturday

Salary

$11/hr

Contact

Interested individuals should submit the following material:  
Current resume, transcript, List of 2 (minimum) references, and spring class schedule to UC, room 107 or by email to Career.Development@angelo.edu. 
Applications will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed for consideration until all required application material is submitted.  If special circumstances make late submission necessary, please notify the Career Development Director at Julie.Ruthenbeck@angelo.edu.

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