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Career Success, Rated PG. Family Orientation 2004. Introduction. “To be happy for life, love your work” -Chinese Proverb Whether the goal is to get a job, go to graduate school, or spend a year on the beach in Tahiti – the Career Center is here for your student’s success. Agenda.

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Career Success, Rated PG

Family Orientation 2004


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Introduction

“To be happy for life, love your work”

-Chinese Proverb

Whether the goal is to get a job, go to graduate school, or spend a year on the beach in Tahiti – the Career Center is here for your student’s success.


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Agenda

  • Myth busters

  • Skills employers value

  • Career Planning Process

  • Family, Career Center,and Student Roles

  • Career Center Services


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MythYou must choose the “right” major to get a good job or get into grad school.

  • There is no magic formula

  • The correlation between careers and majors varies

  • This is their chance to try things out


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MythYou just need a good major and good grades for career success

  • Career success depends on major, grades and much, much more

  • Career experience allows assessment of fit between their values, interests, and skills with potential careers

  • summer and part-time jobs

  • co-ops and internships

  • service learning and volunteering

  • study abroad

  • student clubs and organizations


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Skills Employers Look for Regardless of Major

  • Problem-Solving and Analytical Thinking

  • Oral and Written Communication

  • Teamwork and Leadership

  • Computer Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Major

  • Career Experience

    NACE Survey 2003


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Career Experiencemakes youCOMPETITIVE

“The will to win is important,

but the will to prepare is vital”

-Joe Paterno


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Career Planning Process

Discovery

values, personality

Exploration

skills, interests

Experimentation

gain career experience

Implementation

find a job OR go to graduate school


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DISCOVERYand EXPLORATIONFirst/Second Year Students

  • Familiarization with the university and academic world

  • Develop study skills

  • Explore majors

  • Learn about careers

  • Login with HAWK’S HUNT


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DISCOVERYand EXPLORATIONFirst/Second Year Students

  • Explore values, interests, and skills

  • Talk with a Career Center staff member

  • Meet professionals in career fields

  • GET INVOLVED!!!

    -There are over 70 clubs and organizations at RWU

    -There are 18 varsity sports and many more club and intramural sports


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EXPERIMENTATION and EXPLORATIONThird/Fourth Year students and beyond

  • Develop a Resume

  • Learn to Interview

  • Research Employers/Graduate Programs

  • Build a Network

  • Gain Career Experience

  • Login with HAWK’S HUNT


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Quotes to Live By…

“I always wanted to be somebody,

but I should have been more specific”

-Lily Tomlin


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Choosing a Career

  • Career Counseling

  • Career Library

  • Career Experience

  • Assessments

  • Career Fairs

  • Programs and workshops

  • Networking/Mentoring

  • Academic Advising


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Student, Family, and Career Center Roles Defined

Students are getting this information, too.

But,

We know you are their primary resource;

Please send them to us.


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Family Member Roles

Encourage your student to:

  • Explore majors

  • Learn about careers

  • Follow their dreams

  • Study and make grades a priority

  • Gain career experience

  • Take classes that match interests and skills


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Quotes to Live By…

“When I told my father I was going to an actor, he said, ‘Fine, but study welding just in case.”

-Robin Williams


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This generation listens to their parents!

The Millennial Generation values their relationship with their parents and takes their guidance.


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Conversation Starters

  • Did you register with that HAWK’S HUNT?

  • What campus activities interest you?

  • What previous classes have you liked?

  • What do you want to do next summer?

  • Are you happy in college?

  • Have you gone to the Career Center and met with someone there?


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Career Center Roles

  • Offer career development assistance

  • Provide career counseling

  • Assist in the procurement of an internship/co-op

  • Help students assess values, interests, and skills

  • Provide information on majors/careers

  • Provide employer/graduate school information


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Career Center Roles

  • Post job and co-op/internship listings

  • Sponsor career fairs and other events

  • Host campus recruiting

  • Develop job search skills

  • Assist with graduate school applications

  • Provide networking opportunities

  • Maintain Career Center resource library

  • Maintain HAWK’S HUNT


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HAWK’S HUNT – helping you to solve the mystery of your future

Brand new web-based career hub

  • Summer and Part-time Job Listings

  • Professional Jobs Database with access to recruiters participating in RWU’s on-campus interviewing program

  • Co-op/Internship Database

  • Mentors (job-shadowing, networking)

  • Access to Career Fairs and other events


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Student Roles future

  • Actively participate at the University

    • Get involved in campus activities to expand your experiences

    • Do an internship or co-op to gain career experience

    • Work in a job related to your intended career

    • Volunteer to do community service

    • Study abroad

    • Attend all career-related events


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RWU Career Center future

  • First Floor, Center for Student Development Bldg.

  • www.rwu.edu/career.html

  • (401) 254-3224

    Special thanks to University of Arizona Career Services

    for inspiration and information in this presentation.


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Quotes to Live By… future

“Eighty percent of success is showing up”

-Woody Allen


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