As a former #careercoach in higher education, I understand the limitations and challenges of the current services that universities are able to provide.
For one thing, many college students never actually use their college’s career services. The reasons for this are varied.
🍓Some students are unaware that such services even exist. This isn’t the universities’ fault, as they legitimately do as much as they can to call attention to their many services.
🍓Students are oftentimes too overwhelmed to attend the career-related workshops on campus or schedule an appointment for individualized coaching. Many of them are just too darn busy to partake of these free services, especially when they are working and/or taking care of their children while pursuing their degrees.
In addition, I know firsthand how college career centers are frequently underfunded and understaffed. In some cases, a student in need of #resume or #jobsearch assistance is actually meeting with another student (frequently called a “career ambassador”) who has been given some basic training to provide such services.
Regardless, appointments with career services staff or career ambassadors are typically just 30-60 minutes long. It’s quite challenging to provide sufficient assistance to a student in such a short period of time.
I’d like to be clear --- It’s not my intent to replace what colleges are doing to prepare our future workforce. I only wish to 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 what the career services staff members are able to offer.
If you are #youngprofessional, a recent graduate, or the parent of one, please reach out for a free discovery call. And if you’re in the #lehighvalley, check out the Events tab on my website for my new career coaching workshops - The Business of You - Finding Your Way With Clarity, Confidence, and Connections, beginning this fall!