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Fall 2014 Orientation

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Nathan Elton

on 20 October 2014

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Transcript of Fall 2014 Orientation

Davidson College Center for Career Development
Today's Agenda
Overview of Operations and Initiatives
Career Development During College
Your Role in the Process
Q&A with Staff

Mission & Staff Introductions
Overview of Operations and Initiatives
The Next Four Years
Your Involvement
in the Career Development Process
Our Mission
Leveraging the Davidson network, the Center for Career Development empowers students to assess and achieve their post-graduate goals.
Career Development Staff
Nathan Elton - Director
Jamie Johnson - Associate Director for Career Development
Jeff Kniple - Associate Director for Employer Relations
Julie Lucas - Office Manager
Jamie Stamey - Assistant Director for Internships
Tiffany Waddell - Assistant Director for Career Development
Kelly Weaver - Recruiting Coordinator
Student Ambassadors and Assistants

Job Skill Development
Skill based bootcamps
Online training programs and courses
Davidson coursework
Employer & Graduate School Relations
Career Exploration and Preparation
Self exploration and career assessment
Application materials: résumés, cover letters, personal statements, etc.
Online presence
Managing an internship, job, fellowship, research or graduate school search

Operating Philosophy
Collaboration and a big umbrella approach to career development
Maximize the use of alumni and parents
Early and frequent engagement
High touch, high tech and high impact
Customized programs, connections and communities

Second and Third Years
Choose a major and consider career directions
Career preparation
Network and job shadow
Complete one or two internship and/or research experiences
One or two campus leadership roles
Self and career assessment
Job shadowing and informational interviewing
First college resume
Summer work, service and/or study
Campus involvement and exploration

Alumni and Parent Engagement
Fourth Year
Manage launch in to job, fellowship, or graduate school
Plan for relocation and management of finances
How You Can Help Your Student
Provide encouragement
Help to form connections
Encourage the pursuit of professional experience
Follow our social media posts and blog

How You Can Help All Davidson Students
Provide a winter break job shadowing experience
Participate in the Davidson Internship and Job Challenge
- 2013-2014: 229 internships and entry-level jobs "raised" by parents and alumni
Connect the Center for Career Development with your employer's recruiting contact
Serve as a career adviser

On-campus interviews and information sessions
Job and internship postings
Fellowship and internship programs
Law school fair
Liberal Arts Career Network
Nationwide Internships Consortium
Selective Liberal Arts Consortium

Career advising and networking
Networking events
Panel talks and career conversations
Job Shadowing program
Davidson Internship and Job
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