Career Advisor (Program Director) – College Park, MD
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Minimum Education Level :
Master’s Degree
Experience Required :
2 years
Duration :
Full Time Regular
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First Shift (Day)
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Job Description
This is an early to mid-level position that reports to the Assistant Director of Engineering Co-op & Career Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. The incumbent will be responsible for various aspects of the career development process for all students in the Clark School of Engineering including internships, cooperative education (co-op), and post-graduation employment. For more information about our office go to students on internship, co-op, and post-graduation employment opportunities and job-search strategies. Counsel students on career development issues, academic policies, and professional practices. Critique student resumes and cover letters. Conduct mock interviews.Create, schedule, conduct, and evaluate career development workshops on topics such as finding an internship/co-op or post-graduation position; resume writing, interviewing techniques, job-search strategies, and professionalism. Plan student and employer programs including; career fairs, network receptions, employer-led workshops, and other special events.

Create, maintain, and enhance relationships with engineering employers in private industry and the government by increasing their visibility on campus through employer presentations and events and by providing direct service for individual employer requests. Make individual phone calls and conduct on-site visits to key employers.

Work with academic departments and student professional societies to coordinate career-related activities and recruitment events. Assist with college-wide student affairs activities. Represent the office on campus committees and act as a liaison to other academics units and student affairs offices. Establish and maintain contacts with other career development offices nationwide.

Market programs to students and employers through electronic mail, class presentations, student societies, orientation meetings, and open houses. Create and edit office publications and career development handouts. Update office web site. Maintain student, employer, placement, and alumni databases using NACELink and File Maker. Assist with management of social media sites and campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s in higher education, student affairs, or related field preferred.
At least 2 years of experience in career counseling, experiential learning or college student personnel (2 years can be substituted for a Master’s degree).
– Strong interpersonal and counseling/advising skills with ability to work with a variety of constituents.
– Excellent communication skills including group presentation and writing skills.
– Ability to work independently and initiative to create new programs.
– Comprehensive computer skills including Microsoft Office.
-Ability to work evening hours during recruiting season (September-April).

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with graduate and/or international students in addition to undergraduates a plus.
Experience with international internships or work abroad programs a plus.
Photoshop, database, website management, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) preferred.

To Apply:
Submit resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to For best consideration apply by June 21, 2013.

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The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC and this unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The A. James Clark School of Engineering provides undergraduate and graduate students a top-quality education and exceptional research opportunities in a challenging, supportive environment. Students in the Clark School are among the most talented in the country and through our innovative educational programs and unique extra-curricular opportunities; are prepared to lead the way to new innovation in engineering and technology.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
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