University Counselor I/II - Engineering Career Resource Center
Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Internal Number: 76_209669
Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEEngineering and computer science students are in high demand; WSU is located within 10 miles from many diverse industry settings. The college requires energetic career staff with a positive attitude to be our point of contact for industry and our students. Plan and manage the operational activities and program objectives for the College of Engineering Career Resource Center. Design recruiting program that meet the needs of employers and students. Fosters employer relationships to expand full-time and internship opportunities for students. Essential Functions:Establish and evaluate office goals, policies and procedures. Evaluate effectiveness of current programs, services, and implement changes accordingly.Evaluate student needs and prepare resources (online, in-person) necessary for engineering students in their internship, co-op, and/or job related searches. Awareness of NACE competencies for career-ready students and how to promote these concepts to our students.Meet with engineering students and counsel them on career related concerns, questions. Facilitate campus recruitment and assist students with interview preparation and resume-building. Facilitate and develop co-op and internship opportunities with new and existing employers; engage students in opportunities. Host at a minimum fall and winter engineering career fairs.Teach/co-teach BE 1050 Career Readiness for Engineering Students (prep for formal co-op students)Develop communication strategies to share career development opportunities with student population; work in partnership with deans, advisors, and other college leadership.Advertise for new career graduate interns and train/establish their goals.Develop and implement strategies to connect students with potential industry employers, keeping in mind our student employment needs and potential collaboration with other WSU central or career offices.Oversee Handshake online recruiting system. Process updates and approve (engineering related) posted information.Represent career services at various University and College of Engineering functions, meetings and committees. Prepare and present department statistical reports and summaries, such as employer recruitment activities, student placement, student usage of office, and program attendance and effectiveness.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Planning/Organization skills: Prioritizes and plans work activities; adapts for changing conditions; communicates changes and progress; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; completes projects on time and budget; develops realistic action plans; develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Communication skills & working with others: Strong oral and written communication skills, with experience in public speaking or presenting. Ability to communicate effectively with others in a variety of situations and at varying levels (students, university officials, industry reps, etc.). Strong customer service skills.Computer skills: Can effectively use computer applications and systems, including MS Office suite, with experience in learning new software and resolving problems related to computer software.Job Effectiveness skills: Ability to think strategically, develop innovative programs and analyze/evaluate programs and services, and effectively problem-solve. Attention to detail and multi-tasking.Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master's degree in engineering, student affairs or related field from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3-5 years of career service experience in a university or community college setting. Previous experience working with college students and/or managing staff or students. Experience in a professional setting outside of higher education, preferably in human resources and/or recruiting, is also preferred. Experience working with engineering majors and relevant employers desired. Experience working with Handshake preferred. Familiarity with the Detroit area welcomed.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.