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IU Career EDGE. Exploration Development Graduation Employment Joshua Killey, Director of the Career Planning Office Kelley School of Business Jennifer Schott, Director of Career Planning University College. Overview.

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Iu career edge

IU Career EDGE

Exploration Development Graduation Employment

Joshua Killey, Director of the Career Planning Office

Kelley School of Business

Jennifer Schott, Director of Career Planning

University College


IU Career EDGE presents a conceptual framework and action plan for motivating our undergraduate students to fully engage in the career and academic resources that will make them successful in pursuing their chosen careers. The primary focus of the framework has been academic and career development for students who plan to enter the workforce after receiving the bachelor’s degree.


Establishing a Roadmap

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Student Advising

    Decentralized Nature of IU and IUPUI

    Questions to Address

  • How can we take a more developmental approach through our curriculum and co-curriculum to prepare students for life after graduation?

  • Where career paths are not obvious, what is currently done to help students understand careers?

  • How do we better take advantage of the city of Indianapolis for career development?

  • Process

    • Inventory

    • Desired best practices

    • Identifying gaps

    • Develop strategies to address gaps

    • Implementation

    Stakeholder groups and meetings
    Stakeholder Groups and Meetings

    Stakeholder Meetings

    • Dean’s Council

    • Career Services Council

    • Student Life Services Council

    • Council on Retention and Graduation

    • Jaguar Academic Advising Association

    • IUPUI Faculty Council

    • Program Review and Assessment Committee

      IUPUI Town Hall Meetings


    • Identify Resources

      • University College

      • Step onto Campus & Jag Days

      • Pre-Orientation Online Module

    • Assess Self

      • Focus, Strong, MBTI

    • Participate in Initial Learning Opportunities

      • First Year Seminars/Learning Communities

      • Major Career Information Day

      • Externships

    • Evaluate Progress

      • Electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP)

      • Meet with an Advisor /Career Counselor


    • Engage in Focused Exploration

      • IUPUI Fall Career Week

      • Connect with professionals in Spotlight

    • Participate in Ongoing Learning Opportunities

      • RISE: Research, International, Service Learning, Experiential Learning

      • Career Development Courses/Workshops

      • Excellence in Professionalism Series

    • Conduct Job or Graduate/Professional School Search

      • Career Services

      • Career/Graduate School Fair

    • Evaluate Progress

      • Electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP)

      • Meet with an Advisor/Career Counselor


    • Complete Requirements/Apply for Graduation

    • Engage in Additional Experiential Learning Opportunities

      • School-based Experiential Learning Programs

      • Undergraduate Research Programs

    • Determine the post-graduation professional development needs, resources, and opportunities

      • Career Services

      • Employer Advisory Boards

    • Evaluation of Progress

      • Exit Surveys


    • Secure Employment, Graduate/ Professional School

      • Utilization of School-Based Career Services

      • Access to opportunities

    • Provide feedback

      • Point-of-Service Surveys

      • Employer Surveys

      • Advisory Boards

    • Pursue Lifelong Learning

    • Maintain Connections

      • Interface with IU Alumni Association

    • Evaluation of Progress

      • First Destination Surveys

      • LinkedIN

    Moving forward plugging the leaks
    Moving Forward: Plugging the Leaks

    • True Integration of Academic and Career Advising in all Units

    • Establish Career Services Function within Units

    • Focused Strategy for Branding and Communicating EDGE

      • Development of Web Portal

    • Inventorying, Organizing, and Implementing Online Modules for all Stages

    • Adoption of robust and comprehensive Career Services Manager to better assist students and gather data

      Continue to stress importance of student engagement in career-related exploration and experiences!

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