The Career Consultant provides career education/advising to help students and alumni explore and achieve their career goals through teaching career/major exploration courses, delivering presentations/workshops, and individual career advising. Consultants provide a strong connection between Career Services and the college(s) and student populations they are assigned to.
Approximately 75% of the time, the Career Consultant will work within the college/department that they are assigned to. They will collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in their college(s) in order to identify the career development needs of students and the best methods for providing these services.. Depending on the college’s specific needs, service delivery could include but are not limited to, 1-on-1 client appointments/consultations, teaching major/career decision-making classes, conducting class presentations and workshops, training/supervising peer career advising interns, and assisting with professional development and networking events.
For the remaining 25% of their time, the Career Consultant will work in Career Services as a member of the Career Advising Team (CAT) to provide general career education/advising services for students during drop-in hours and at Career Services sponsored events.
Experience composing and editing business documents
1 year experience advising, mentoring, or supervising secondary or post secondary students.
Experience speaking publicly, presenting information to individuals, small, and large groups.
Master’s degree in Communication, English, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Adult Education, Business Education, Human Resources, Career and Technical Education or related field
Previous field or industry experience in liberal arts and/or social science as well as equity and diversity
Professional work experience in career counseling, advising/mentoring, student development, or career education, or in the industries related to their college assignment
Past participation in experiential learning activities such as internships, co-ops, service projects/national service programs, study abroad, research, national exchanges, or student leadership activities
Knowledge of and experience using career recruitment databases and on-line career information systems, including, but limited to: Handshake, Symplicity, CSO/Career Ladders, O*NET, Occupational Outlook, Idaho CIS, EMSI, or related systems
Knowledge of and experience using job boards and social media for professional networking and job searches
Ability to work effectively on a team and independently
Career Services provides University of Idaho students and alumni with services and resources to empower them as they make critical life decisions and pursue career success.
We strive to fulfill our mission by:
- Facilitating, expanding, and improving service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities that support U of I’s Learning Outcomes.
- Educating and empowering students as they discover career purpose and define personal success through meaningful discussions, exploration, career assessment, and experiential learning.
- Connecting students with community and industry as a means to engage students in professional development and civic responsibilities.
- Creating a productive, rewarding, supportive, and collaborative work environment that enables personal growth and professional development while fulfilling the mission of Career Services.